Vettel wins British Grand Prix as Hamilton fights back to claim second

13 July, 2018, 05:09 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone

Indeed, Lewis Hamilton said the resurfacing work at Silverstone since the last British grand prix was the "worst" he has ever encountered.

Bottas was unable to fend off Vettel for the win and later lost positions to Hamilton and Raikkonen as his tyres degraded.

In return, Hamilton demonstrated why he might indeed be the driver of the age with an arresting charge through the field after blowing pole position and then being Kimi Raikkonen-ed all the way to last place. Raikkonen held his hand up and admitted he had made a mistake.

Raikkonen was then all over the back of Hamilton's Mercedes gearbox, and the Finn locked up at the right-handed turn three and slammed into his opponent.

"A racing incident [with Raikkonen], unfortunate because Le Castellet, first time we got taken out, and now it's the second time we get taken out, and it's a lot of Constructor points".

After an hour's action, with the teams going into "long run" mode, Vettel remained fastest one-tenth clear of the two Mercedes of Hamilton and Bottas.

Hamilton had a slow start, which meant Vettel and Bottas were quick to overtake him. Hamilton rejoined in 18th and recovered to second, while Raikkonen ultimately finished third. "I deserved the penalty, but I kept fighting".

"It felt good on the laps to the grid so I took some [padding] off", said Vettel.


Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly was the only one of the dropzone contenders to find time on his second run, declaring himself happy he got the maximum out of the auto.

Carlos Sainz was a shock Q1 casualty after the Renault driver encountered traffic on his final qualifying lap, meaning he qualifies 16th just ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne's McLaren.

"All I'd say is that it's now two races that the Ferraris have taken out one of the Mercedes, and a five-second penalty and a 10-second penalty doesn't appear to feel.", he hesitated.

That was an unfortunate decision as Marcus Ericsson promptly smashed his Sauber at the Abbey corner, causing a 33rd lap safety vehicle which prompted both Ferraris to pit for soft rubber.

The German's 51st career race win gave him an eight-point lead over Hamilton in the championship.

But in a post released on his Instagram account on Monday, Hamilton said: "Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on".

"I gave every bit of energy I had, I didn't have anything left when I came in".

"It's true that they are very strong around here and we expect them to be very strong tomorrow, but I hope we can be there and I hope we can be close".

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