Verstappen times it right to secure 70th Anniversary Grand Prix win

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Dutchman claims ninth GP victory as Albon and Kvyat bank Silverstone points.

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing got their tactics spot on at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday around Silverstone to ensure Max Verstappen picked up his first 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship win.

The Dutchman tucked in behind the two Mercedes drivers after overtaking Nico Hülkenberg at the start, then pitted twice at exactly the right times to ensure he came out ahead of them with around 10 laps to go and duly held on for his ninth career F1 Grand Prix victory.

Verstappen, 22, said: “After the first stint, it seemed like we were really good on tyres. We had a lot of pace in the car and we just kept pushing.”

Teammate Alexander Albon moved through the field in the second half of the back-to-back race to bank an impressive fifth place with Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda duo Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly finishing 10th and 11th respectively to round off a great weekend.

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