Mercedes finish one-two to equal Ferrrai's 1953 record
In the British Grand Prix on Sunday, Mercedes drives – Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – once again finished on the podium for the 9th straight race to equal Ferrrai's record from 1953.
New Delhi: In the British Grand Prix on Sunday, Mercedes drives – Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – once again finished on the podium for the 9th straight race to equal Ferrrai's record from 1953.
In 1953, Ferrari drivers – Alberto Ascari and Mike Hawthorn – created this record, which is yet to be broken.
The way Hamilton and Rosberg are going on can expect them to beat this record and create a new F1 history.
Now all the eyes would be on the next race, Hungarian Grand Prix, which is scheduled for July 26.
Earlier on home turf at Silverstone, reigning champion Hamilton scored his fifth win of the season. The Briton not just beat teammate Rosberg, but also extended his world championship lead to 17 points.
Timely decision to take the pit-stop in the end had came out as a master stroke for the champion as Hamilton eventually left Rosberg behind to finish at the top.
Briton, who started the race from pole, overcame a poor start and rain-hit race to make a strong case for himself to defend his title in front of a capacity crowd of 140,000 people.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finish third.
For Indian team, Force India, both their drivers -- Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez -- finished among points as well.
Hulkenberg finished seventh to bag six points, whereas, teammate Perez ended ninth to earn two points in a 52-lap action-packed race.