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F1: Lewis Hamilton wins record sixth British GP

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Lewis Hamilton has won his home Grand Prix for a record sixth time.

Hamilton would take the checkered flag in the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit Sunday afternoon for his seventh win of the 2019 season.

With his victory in the race, the Briton also became the winningest driver in British GP history, passing F1 legends Jim Clark and Alain Prost.

The Mercedes driver, who started second after he lost the pole position to his teammate Valterri Bottas by the slimmest of margins Satruday afternoon, took the lead in the race on lap 21 while the field behind the safety car due to Antonio Giovinazzi spinning into the gravel pit at Vale corner.

With Bottas having pitted a few laps earlier, Hamilton’s crew was able to perform a quick pit stop that allowed him to emerge in front of the pack and take the lead while the rest of the field was slow behind the safety car.

After he took the lead in the race, Hamilton never had to look back, as defending World Champion won by nearly 25 seconds over his teammate.

“[I] can’t tell you how proud I am to be here today,” Hamilton said following the race. “I’m forever grateful to [all the fans] who came. I couldn’t have done it without my team. I’m super proud to be a part of this”.

Charles Leclerc finished the race in the third position, while Pierre Gasly finished fourth for his career-best finish.

Max Verstappen was on-track for a podium finish, however the Austrian GP winner would have to settle for a fifth-place finish after Sebastian Vettel hit him from the back on lap 37, sending both cars off-track.

Both drivers managed to finish the race, however Vettel ended up finishing 16th after being issued a 10-second penalty by race control for causing a collision.

Carlos Sainz finished sixth for McLaren, while Daniel Riccardo, Kimi Raikkonen, Daniil Kvyat and Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top 10.

Lando Norris, the only other British driver in the race, finished 11th in his first British GP.

Full race results are below. The next race of the 2019 Formula One World Championship is the German Grand Prix on July 28.

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WATCH LIVE: IndyCar practice and qualifying at Laguna Seca

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For the first time in 15 years, Indy cars will be racing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and the stakes have never been higher.

Tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Monterey is the final race of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, and with four drivers mathematically eligible for the series championship, there will be plenty of story lines to follow.

Current series points leader Josef Newgarden enters this weekend with a 41-point lead over second-place Alexander Rossi.

A California native, Rossi attended his first IndyCar race with his father as child at Laguna Seca when he was three years old.

He now hopes to win his first IndyCar championship at the track where he fell in love with the sport, but after suffering a broken bolt in practice 1 yesterday, he will need to find speed in P3 and qualifying today in order to put himself in the best position to fight for the title.

Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon are also in contention to win the championship this weekend, and another title would only add to their already illustrious IndyCar careers.

Leigh Diffey, Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell will call today’s on-track action from the booth, while Marty Snider, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee and Robin Miller will report from the pits.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

Saturday 9/21, 1 p.m. ET, IndyCar Practice 3, NBC Sports Gold 

Saturday 9/21, 4:30 p.m. ET, IndyCar Qualifying, NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold

Saturday 9/21, 6 p.m. ET, Indy Lights Race 1, NBC Sports Gold 

 

For sessions on NBC Sports Gold, be sure to have your username and password handy so your subscription can be verified.

Once you enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.