Max Verstappen All Set to Crush Arch Rival Lewis Hamilton’s Greatest Home F1 Streak at Silverstone

Published 06/23/2022, 1:42 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 12, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Next up on the F1 calendar is the British GP. The top step at Silverstone has not seen anyone but home hero Lewis Hamilton stand on it in since 2018. The Briton has dominated his home race in recent times, and it is his most successful track with 8 victories. However, Max Verstappen will look to put that streak to an end.

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The Red Bull driver has made this season his own with six victories to his name so far. He will look to add another victory to his bag and end Hamilton’s 3-year winning streak in Britain. To add to the drama, Hamilton has struggled so far this season with his W-13.

With Hamilton not at his best and Verstappen enjoying one of the best periods of his career there is nothing to stop the Dutchman from taking victory at Silverstone. Verstappen will be hoping to avoid any mishaps and technical problems for a relatively straightforward end to the Grand Prix.

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However, Verstappen will be cautious of the threat the Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc present. Sainz came very close to sneaking away with the win in Canada in the dying stages; unsurprisingly, Max kept a cool head to bring the victory home in Montreal.

Max Verstappen in the form of his life after Canadian GP triumph

Max Verstappen saw off a late charge from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz to take the checkered flag in P1. A late safety car gave the Spaniard the perfect opportunity to claim his first-ever win in F1 in Montreal. Sainz did his level best putting Verstappen under tremendous pressure for nearly 15 laps.

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Formula One F1 – Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada – June 18, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen acknowledges fans after finishing in pole position after qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Jim Watson

However, Max did not falter as he secured his 6th victory of the season. This prompted Red Bull team principal Christian Horner to say, “Max is in the form of his life and the team are doing a great job,”.

He further went on to commend Sainz on his efforts, “All credit to Carlos today, he pushed Max really, really hard. But Max was absolutely clinical; it was a really impressive drive”.

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Now, Verstappen and Red Bull will be looking for a similar clinical performance in Silverstone. Another added motivation for the Dutchman will be to put an end to arch-rival Lewis Hamilton’s winning streak at the track. Will he secure victory at Silverstone? Only time will tell.

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Divyansh Priyadarshi

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Divyansh Priyadarshi is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his under-graduation in computer science engineering and is naturally drawn to the intriguing data-driven world of Formula 1. Being an author at ES isn't his first stint in penning down thoughts for his favorite sports, as he has a solid prior background in writing content for soccer, NBA, and UFC.

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