Hamilton won the British Grand Prix, Max on the 5th place

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Lewis Hamilton won in Silverstone. The second is Valtteri Bottas, and in third place is Charles Leclerc.

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for a record sixth time. The Formula One world champion took advantage of a safety car to jump ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, delighting the bumper 141,000-strong Silverstone crowd.

The win, Hamilton’s seventh from 10 rounds, takes the Briton 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. The Ferrari driver was also hit with a 10-second penalty for causing the collision.

“They were very hard and aggressive, so that was good. I didn’t want to risk too much with divebombing or whatever. The race was long and we were clearly faster. But it was good to see and good to be in it.

Out of the pits I locked up a bit, had no grip. So he went by again. Then I got round the outside of Seb but got rear-ended. He could see I was going to close the door on the inside, so a bit different to Baku. I think he could expect me to close the door. We already spoke to each other, he apologised. At the end of the day what can you do.

I don’t know how I brought that car to the finish. The power steering failed, my seat was out. When I jumped out of the car the whole floor and the rear was destroyed. I’m so happy to finish fifth.” – Max Verstappen

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