Hamilton wins British GP for record sixth time

Bottas and Hamilton battled it out. Credit F1/Twitter

Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone to write himself into the record books. 

Starting from second on the grid, he took advantage of a slice of luck to get past teammate Valtteri Bottas. 

At the moment he entered the pit lane a safety car came out. That slowed down the other cars long enough for him to re-emerge still in the lead. 

He never looked back, with a flawless drive until the finishing line. 

Bottas was second in the race, with Charles Leclerc in third. Pierre Gasly, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen, Daniil Kyvat and Nico Hulkenberg completed the top 10. 

The gap between Hamilton and Bottas in the overall standings widened to 38 points. It is Hamilton’s 80th career victory and his sixth at the British Grand Prix, making him the most successful driver at the race. Jim Clark and Alain Prost have five wins each. He now has seven wins from 10 meetings and Mercedes have been beaten only once this season. 

 

  

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