While Mercedes soared, Ferrari slumped to further humiliation with neither of their cars starting their home race in the top 10 for the first time since 1984.
Max Verstappen delivered Red Bull’s first victory at Silverstone since 2012 when he made the most of a superior strategy in sizzling conditions to beat both Mercedes and claim victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, the motorsport's only Black driver, raises right fist on the podium after taking his first victory of the season at Styrian Grand Prix in Austria.
F1 intends to send a strong message about equality when the season begins on July 3 at the Austrian Grand Prix, the first of eight scheduled European races through early September.
Hamilton, a powerful and influential voice in the current anti-racism movements sweeping the globe, is the only black driver in F1.
"I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice," wrote the Mercedes driver.
Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says the prospect of a home British Grand Prix without spectators leaves him empty inside but he is still raring to get going after months of waiting.
The opening race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria will be held as planned over the July 3-5 weekend.
Valtteri Bottas, whose teammate Lewis Hamilton is aiming to equal Michael Schumacher's record seven titles, led the way with a lap of the Circuit de Catalunya only just slower than the all-time track record.
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi are declared joint winners of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in Berlin.
The 34-year-old Briton will be out of contract at the end of next season.
Lewis Hamilton said 2019 has been his best and toughest season after securing his sixth world title on Sunday with a second-place finish in the United States Grand Prix.
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