Super Max an express train at Silverstone


The MSC brand is everywhere along the Silverstone race track in England and it’s actually quite appropriate: Max Verstappen has won once again and indeed it looks like he’s relaxing on a luxury passenger ship this year while his rivals struggle to overtake him.

The checkered flag was waved today for the sixth time in a row for the Red Bull racer and he increased his lead in the driver’s standings to 99 points.

Lando Norris did indeed cause a minor headache when he passed him shortly after the start, but the Red Bull’s arrow speed is top class and Verstappen was able to take the lead again a short time later.

The defending world champion admitted after the race that the speed of the McLaren racing cars almost caught him off guard.

“We didn’t get off to a good start at all and that’s definitely something that needs to be looked at. Both McLaren racers were very fast and it took me a few laps to get my nose in front again,” said Verstappen.

“However, I am very satisfied with the victory. Eleven consecutive victories for the team is an incredible achievement.”

In the 33rd lap there was drama when Kevin Magnussen’s Hare broke down and caught fire. He was not injured and after the safety car was deployed for a few rounds, the Grand Prix resumed with Verstappen full steam ahead on his way to another victory.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished the race in third place; between the McLarens of Norris and Oscar Piastri.

“Lando and I enjoyed a nice duel. I just didn’t have enough oomph to pass him in the darts. But to start seventh and finish third is definitely a good performance.”

Sergio Perez was sixth, while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz had to settle for ninth and tenth place.

  • The 160,000 spectators, the vast majority of whom were British fans, will probably cherish the podium performances of the Englishmen (Norris and Hamilton) for a long time to come.


  1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
  2. Lando Norris (McLaren)
  3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  4. Oscar Piastri (McLaren)
  5. George Russell (Mercedes)
  6. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
  7. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
  8. Alex Albon (Williams)
  9. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  10. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

Driver scoring:

  1. Max Verstappen: 255 points
  2. Sergio Perez: 156 points
  3. Fernando Alonso: 137 points
  4. Lewis Hamilton: 121 points
  5. Carlos Sainz: 83 points
  6. George Russell: 82 points
  7. Charles Leclerc: 74 points
  8. Lance Stroll: 44 points
  9. Lando Norris: 42 points
  10. Esteban Ocon: 31 points

Manufacturer Score:

  1. Red Bull: 411 points
  2. Mercedes: 203 points
  3. Aston Martin: 181 points
  4. Ferrari: 157 points
  5. McLaren: 59 points