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Great Britain

Hamilton Shines at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton shone at Silverstone as he took his fourth home Grand Prix victory in front of 100,000 fans.

Heavy rain prior to the start of the race caused it to be started under the Safety Car. This frustrated both the drivers and crowd because they wanted get racing. It took eight laps for things to get under way.

As the sun started to come out and the track began to dry out, lots of drivers pitted for Intermediate tyres. Some teams even completed double stops. This made the pit lane extremely busy.

Although the sun was shining, the track was still damp in places. Turn 1 claimed many victims. Fernando Alonso was almost one of these but managed to continue driving through the gravel and back on to the track.

The second half of the race was all about Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen who were fighting nose to tail over second. Verstappen had the upper hand for the majority of time. However as the end of the Grand Prix approached, Rosberg completed a gutsy move around the outside to claim second position. He also managed to retain this despite suffering a last minute gearbox issue.

Hamilton crossed the line to take his fourth home victory, putting him level with Nigel Mansell in the record books. He ran straight onto the circuit to celebrate with the elated fans. Lewis' victory also puts him just 4 points behind championship leader Rosberg.

 

Driver of the day: Lewis Hamilton

Result:

1 Lewis Hamilton

2 Max Verstappen

3 Nico Rosberg*

4 Daniel Ricciardo

5 Kimi Raikkonen

6 Sergio Perez

7 Nico Hulkenburg

8 Carlos Sainz

9 Sebastian Vettel

10 Daniil Kvyat

11 Felipe Massa

12 Jenson Button

13 Fernando Alonso

14 Valterri Bottas

15 Felipe Nasr

16 Esteban Gutierrez

17 Kevin Magnussen   DNF

18 Jolyon Palmer         DNF

19 Rio Haryanto           DNF

20 Romain Grosjean    DNF

21 Marcus Ericsson     DNF

22 Pascal Wehrlein      DNF

 

* - 10 second time penalty awarded

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