FIA-accredited journalist and host of the F1 Strategy Report, Michael Lamonato, joined Matt to discuss Max Verstappen’s win at the British Grand Prix, Sergio Perez’s current form at Red Bull, McLaren’s improved performance and more.

Max Verstappen gets a brief run for his money by Lando Norris as McLaren threatens to reshape the top four into a top five.

Max Verstappen led Red Bull Racing to a record-equaling 11th consecutive grand prix win with a straightforward victory at the British Grand Prix.

The triumphant streak, dating back to last year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, matches McLaren’s legendary 1988 streak that saw the team win all but one race that season.

Verstappen was made to work for his win in the opening phase of the race, when he was jumped from pole by second-place starter Lando Norris.

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Max Verstappen takes another pole, but he has to beat shock McLaren contenders Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri to seal the deal.

Max Verstappen secured pole for the British Grand Prix ahead of a surprise McLaren two-three led by Lando Norris.

The qualifying hour started in the damp, but grip ramped up rapidly as the sun broke through the clouds and dried the track into its optimum window by Q3.

The tricky conditions caught out Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, in Q1, delivering him his third bottom-five elimination of the season in another body blow to the Mexican’s campaign.

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Charles Leclerc beat Alex Albon to the top spot in the third practice session at the British Grand Prix, shortly before rain doused the track and curtailed the pursuit of competitive times.

FP3 started dry, but rain had been sprinkling Silverstone for much of the day, and teams estimated they had a roughly 25-minute window before the weather closed in on the circuit once more. Most drivers therefore got their soft-tire run done early to ensure they got their eye in ahead of qualifying later today in the event of a dry session.

Leclerc, who missed all FP2 with an electronics problem that required his mechanics to break the overnight curfew to undertake repairs, was out of pit lane early and rocketed straight to the top of the time sheet with a 1m27.419s, the fastest lap of the weekend so far.

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Max Verstappen tops both practice sessions, but he’s not alone at the top of the time sheet.

Max Verstappen doubled down on his Friday practice advantage with another session-topping time in FP2 for the British Grand Prix.

Verstappen lowered his FP1 benchmark by more than half a second to string together his best time of 1m28.078s. But his advantage over the field was much reduced compared to the earlier session, with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz lapping just 0.022s slower and pinching the fastest time in the final sector.

It was a promising result for the cautiously optimistic Italian team after applying a raft of upgrades to the car in recent rounds.

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Max Verstappen has started the British Grand Prix weekend in strong form, leading a foreboding Red Bull Racing one-two in the weekend’s first practice session.

Verstappen hammered in two times on softs quick enough to top the session, his best being a 1m28.600s set on used rubber. Teammate Sergio Perez’s second attempt at a flying lap got him to only within 0.448s of the leader.

Both drivers have been equipped with fresh power units for the weekend and enjoyed a clean hour of running, bar Perez running over a large piece of canvas that had found its way onto the Hangar straight. Verstappen also complained about a lack of grip on the hard tire at the start of the day, describing it as like driving on ice.

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Red Bull Racing shoots for history as the first team to equal McLaren’s formidable 1988 record of 11 straight victories.

Carlos Sainz wins his first grand prix from his first pole position, but another questionable Ferrari strategy leaves Charles Leclerc cold. Featuring Julien Billiotte, F1 reporter, Autohebdo.

Lawrence Barretto, F1 correspondent and presenter at, joins hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about an action-packed British Grand Prix where Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu escaped unscathed from a massive first-lap accident, Carlos Sainz’s first win for Ferrari, whether Mercedes’ improved showing was a sign of things to come, Daniel Ricciardo’s continued struggles at McLaren and Mick Schumacher finally scoring his first F1 points for Haas.

Grass. Cream. Garboldisham. Crowds. The South Downs. Ovaltine. Cream. Heaps of cream — cream and lawnmowers. Summer holidays in creamy Cromer. Vaulting over a stile in the country lane. Catching sticklebacks in an old tin can. Honestly, nanny, I never touched them. Piano lessons with Mrs Duckworth. Father’s hands on the steering wheel. Sit up straight! Going faster and faster. Locked in the cupboard for being rude to Mrs Howlett. Take the Wolseley for a run. England. Elgar. South Downs. Bath olivers. Oh, play the game. Elbows off the table. Who’s a brave soldier, then? Daddy’s hands all steamy and starchy. England and cream. Creamy old England. Custard creams. Strawberries and cream. English cream. Creamy England. England. Cream. The cream of old England.

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Carlos Sainz won the first Formula 1 race of his career in a sensational British Grand Prix.

Sainz endured a roller-coaster afternoon to claim his maiden win. He started on pole and held the lead with a robust defense on Max Verstappen at the first turn, but he didn’t have the Dutchman’s pace early in the race, and a mistake on lap 10 at Becketts gifted Red Bull Racing first place.

He got the lead back just two laps later when Verstappen dropped deep into the midfield with a puncture and bodywork damage, but now his teammate, Charles Leclerc, was the one applying pressure, with the Monegasque desperate to get past before the charging Lewis Hamilton caught them.

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Pure’s F1 fanatic, Matt Oostveen, is joined by former F1 driver, Alex Yoong and F1 journalist Michael Lamonato to dissect all the action on the track and in the pits during the British GP and what it all means for the championship.

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz topped second practice at the British Grand Prix ahead of a resurgent Mercedes in the hands of Lewis Hamilton.

The Spaniard was lucky to keep his best time, however, of 1m28.942s after running wide at Copse thanks to a combination of his bouncing car and a tailwind down the old pit straight, though he arguably lost time in the second sector as a result anyway.

The lap time being allowed to stand, Sainz ended the session 0.163s quicker than home hero Lewis Hamilton in an encouraging result for Mercedes and its latest major update package.

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Carlos Sainz beat world championship leader Max Verstappen to claim his first career Formula 1 pole position in a drenched top-10 shootout at the British Grand Prix.

Rain set in just was the grid-setting hour was set to begin and intensified dramatically just before Q3, soaking the circuit to the point where the intermediate tire was at the limit of its capabilities.

It turned the shootout into a lottery, with times improving with every lap as the standing water was cleared from the track and the rain subsided again.

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Valtteri Bottas topped a very quiet hour of practice at the British Grand Prix in which only 10 drivers set a lap time.

Heavy rain doused the middle sector of the Silverstone circuit just as the hour-long session started, leaving the track unsuitable for either intermediates or slicks. The entire field nonetheless embarked on at least one installation lap on intermediate rubber, but most did no more than another lap or two before returning to their garages.

Hamilton was the lone exception, rejoining the circuit with 10 minutes remaining to entertain the crowd, clocking up a session-high 10 laps and some very limited aero data for Mercedes’s new upgrade package.

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