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How Verstappen beat Mercedes on merit at Silverstone

The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen end fears of Mercedes winning every race of the season in what felt like a classic two-stop contest of old. Here's a look at why the race unfolded why it did. How did Red Bull beat Mercedes? Bryn Lennon/Getty Images The simple answer, of course, is that Max Verstappen was faster over the course of 52 laps than Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. But in the context of a season that has been dominated by Mercedes and on a circuit where Mercedes looked unbeatable (up until a last lap tyre failure) just seven days ago, that is not a very satisfactory answer. So what changed between the British Grand Prix, at which Mercedes had the fastest car,...
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