Hamilton wins record sixth British GP
Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix for a record sixth time after taking advantage of a safety car to jump ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and delighting the bumper 141,000-strong Silverstone crowd.
The win, Hamilton’s seventh from 10 rounds, takes the Formula One World champion ever closer to a sixth world title.
He is now 39 points clear of Bottas in the championship standings. On a sensational day for Hamilton, the Englishman also secured a bonus point by posting a stunning track record on his final lap.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished third after Sebastian Vettel crashed into the back of Max Verstappen. Red Bull driver Verstappen managed to finish fifth, but Vettel dropped to 16th with the damage sustained in the incident.