In his post-race column for Unibet, two-time Formula One world champion Mika Hakkinen shares his views on the British Grand Prix and the battle between Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen:
“The young generation in Formula 1 put on a fantastic display at Silverstone, with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc battling over the 3rd position. Again both of them raced hard, and again they gave each other space and respect to race.
Following the controversy over Sebastian Vettel’s penalty in Canada, I sense that Formula 1’s Stewards are taking a more open approach to allow the drivers to race. At one point Max went completely off the track while trying to battle Charles, but there were no penalties. They were allowed to race, and Charles has learned from the incident in Austria when he was overtaken by Max.
Charles’s ability to position his Ferrari in exactly the right place on the track, defending his position from Max, was really impressive to watch. I enjoyed their battle, and it was nice to see Charles get his reward of a podium finish.
Max, however, was right to be upset when Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari hit the rear of his Red Bull after he had made a great overtake at the famous Stowe corner. I was really surprised to see both cars continuing, and Max was even able to salvage 5th place behind teammate Pierre Gasly.” – Mika Hakkinen said.