British GP: Hamilton Closes Gap As Fans Bemoan Safety Measures

Philip Boeckman Formula One Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton laid down the marker once again at Silverstone yesterday as the Briton swept aside Nico Rosberg to secure a third Silverstone win in a row and narrow the gap down to just one point.

If you're a betting man, put money on Hamilton clinching a fourth World Championship title this season; the Mercedes driver looks in unstoppable form at the moment and has clearly dusted off the early season rustiness that had plagued him. 

It was a dominant performance, but Hamilton can be in part thankful for the Safety Car; Race Director Charlie Whiting opted to start the race behind the Safety Car due to the wet weather, but many have derided the decision and claim that Formula One is too safety-orientated in the modern era.

Granted, the track was very wet in places, but the rain had stopped by the time the lights went out, and these are after all twenty of the most gifted drivers in the world. Nonetheless, it was an entertaining race as always in Northampton and Hamilton will be dearly anticipating the next race; he certainly has the momentum in the tussle between himself and Rosberg, with the latter feeling the pressure of a Championship fight once again.

 

 

Philip Boeckman

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