A tricky circuit and typical British weather proved to be a struggle with challenging racing conditions at the British Grand Prix. Despite this, Lewis Hamilton comfortably secured his 47th career victory in front of his home crowd.
Lewis Hamilton drove an incredible race to take a stunning win at his home track and narrowing the championship lead.
Max Verstappen drove another solid weekend after starting third, he made several impressive overtakes to even hold second position for a portion of the race and eventually finished third behind Nico Rosberg.
Sergio Perez’s strategy worked very well and was able to fight in the front of the midfield showing strong pace. Both Force India’s finished in sixth and seventh position to take a strong haul of points in their home Grand Prix.
Carlos Sainz showed great race craft at a track that Toro Rosso claimed would be very tough for them. He kept it in the points and despite a few mistakes, brought his car strongly into eighth place.
There were plenty of drivers that lost out in the race, especially with the changing racing conditions.
It was a shame for both the Manor drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto who both went off into the gravel on separate occasions. It is the first time both Manors retired since Canada 2014. The team was suffering to bring heat into the tyres, which could have been one of the main reasons contributing for both retirements.
Sebastian Vettel didn’t have the strongest of race weekends after qualifying fifth and taking his third grid penalty of the season. In the race he spun and got a five-second added time penalty for running Felipe Massa off the track.
Jolyon Palmer didn’t have a smooth weekend, after being out-qualified by his teammate Kevin Magnussen who has already scored points this season. He also suffered a messy pit stop after leaving the box without a rear tyre and a 10-second penalty that essentially ruined any chances of points and later retired.
Marcus Ericsson also had a weekend to forget after crashing heavily in FP3 and then later suffering an engine issue in the race.
Valtteri Bottas had a rollercoaster of a race after fighting strongly in the midfield, he spun and lost many positions and dropped towards the back of the pack.
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