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Vettel wins dramatic British GP, Hamilton made an outstanding recovery

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Sebastian Vettel wins electrifying British Grand Prix following final session overtaking Valtteri Bottas for lead, who managed to finish fourth with one stop strategy. Lewis Hamilton secure second place ahead of Kimi Raikkonen following outstanding recovery drive, now the Brit eight points behind Vettel in drivers’ standings.

After the first Safety Car period, Valtteri Bottas indicates high expectations of victory for Mercedes, but he could not stay ahead of Vettel, who charging with fresh soft compound and ultimately drop-down to fourth place.

The Pole sitter Hamilton, who was made second place after first-lap collision with Raikkonen, for which the Finn was penalized and Hamilton slip back to the rear, but Vettel now has an eight-point lead.

It was Sebastian’s 51st career F1 victory and Ferrari’s first at Silverstone since 2009. “Obviously the safety car periods spiced it up, but I’m very happy,” said Vettel.

The home hero Hamilton, who made had poor start from pole to slip back to third before Raikkonen clipped him from behind, was in defiant mood and clearly still angered by the incident.

Max Verstappen, victorious in Austria, suffered a late brake problem, his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo moving up to fifth.

Big thanks to Ferrari – Vettel

“Obviously the Safety Car spiced it up. I think I surprised Valtteri and I wasn’t sure I’d make the corner, but I did and it worked really well. I’m very, very happy. Vettel said during the post-race interview.

“Big thanks to the team for supporting me and also people in the background because yesterday I was a bit damaged. Today it was no problem.”

“With all the adrenaline going it was fine. Probably I will feel it tonight but it doesn’t matter, the tape held up. I enjoyed the race a lot and I think the people enjoyed a lot. A great day.”

It was my mistake – Raikkonen

“My bad, but that’s how it goes sometimes,” Kimi Raikkonen told of that lap-one contact with Hamilton which sent the Mercedes man spinning.

“It was my mistake, so that’s fine” Raikkonen apologised to Hamilton during the post-race interview, who victimized after contact with Kimi. I deserve it, I took the 10 seconds and got fighting.”

It must be said, he drove another strong race from there to third place.

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