Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix for record-equalling fifth time

MERCEDES’ Lewis Hamilton has won the F1 British Grand Prix for the fifth time matching the record of Jim Clark and Alain Prost. 

Valtteri Bottas grabbed second from Kimi Raikkonen to secure a Mercedes one-two, as championship leader Sebastian Vettel trailed home seventh.

Late tyre dramas hit both Ferraris and  With barely two laps remaining, a front-left puncture deprived Raikkonen of the runner-up slot, while an apparently identical issue cost Vettel a likely fourth place just a lap later.

The win for Hamilton has cut Vettel’s championship lead to just a single point.

Spain’s Fernando Alonso retired after pitting his McLaren with power issues shortly after half distance.

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