Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Fourth Straight British Grand Prix

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Fourth Straight British Grand Prix

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton Wins Fourth Straight British Grand Prix

After setting the pace in practice for the British Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas' bid for a second successive victory was hit by a five-place penalty on the grid for the Formula One race.

"I feel unbelievable in front of a great crowd like this".

Starting from a dominant pole with Vettel only third, the Mercedes driver sprinted away at the front ahead of Raikkonen. "It's a flawless weekend and well done to Lewis". I know how to get myself ready.

Hamilton, who is 20 points behind leader Vettel in the drivers' championship, is now one short of Michael Schumacher's all-time record 68 poles.

An aborted start due to Jolyon Palmer's Renault stopping due to a hydraulics leak, a safety auto period due to Daniil Kvyat taking out Carlos Sainz and the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel both suffering punctured tyres due to blistering punctuated an eventful race.

"The vehicle was so good to drive today".

"I generally like it to be dry but I like it when the conditions are tricky".

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"It was very sudden", he said, explaining that he had already dropped the pace and was nursing the auto home in third place before the blowout.

He explained: "I'm really happy today, It was not an easy race to start from P9".

"I'm still confident that we can fight for a podium on Sunday but we need to make a few improvements to make that happen", Ricciardo said. He returns to a point of Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), victim of an exit of track and then a puncture.

Bottas, charging through from ninth on the grid after a penalty for a gearbox change, overtook Vettel on his way to an excellent second place, while the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo moved up to fourth and fifth in the late drama. The Sahara Force India Team F1 was right behind them, with Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finishing seventh and eight, and the drivers would be keen for the fans to calm down on Force India's proposed change of name, namely to remove the "India" part.

"I'll just keep trying to maximise and if the others want to crash in front of me they can".

"What we can exclude is that we had any carcass failure on Kimi's tyre, because the tyre was still inflated", he said. After some expletives being shouted at in the Ferrari team radio, Raikkonen can swap his tires and rejoin in fourth place behind teammate Vettel.

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