British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins, Sebastian Vettel puncture ruins Ferrari's race

Hamilton got a strong start to stay ahead of Raikkonen, whilst Vettel came under pressure from Verstappen as the pair switched places at Turn 1.

Hamilton went lights-to-flag at Silverstone to record his fifth home win, heading up a one-two finish for Mercedes and moving to within one point of Sebastian Vettel in the championship lead.

After his recent disappointments, Hamilton put on a dominant display in front of his British fans, drawing him level with compatriot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost for victories at Silverstone.

"For us, as a team, really ideal weekend given the circumstances, how we started today, me in ninth place". With hindsight it is easy but at the time [the tyres] felt okay'. "If you don't know now that my preparation is mostly on point, then I guess you never will", added the victor of 57 grands prix. Valtteri did an exceptional job coming back from all that way down... With Lewis Hamilton running such a flawless race here in Great Britain, Kimi Raikkonen would have needed to get the jump on him off the line.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel said there was no need to panic after seeing his Formula One championship lead slashed to a single point on Sunday.

Vettel had been running third when he suffered a puncture with two laps remaining and had to pit for a new tyre - just moments after the same fate had befallen Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

The Briton cut Vettel's world championship lead to one point following a supreme performance. "It was quite said, I don't have a lot to say", he told the team's official twitter feed.

"I'm very fortunate that I know what is right for me". "In the morning, it was a little more tricky and, obviously the conditions were not easy, they were changing a lot, but the vehicle behaved as good as I think it could". I needed to make sure I got that lap in.

"I feel like this is the best I've ever driven".

We saw in Austria that a ideal start can mean a flawless race.

These included children from the Starlight charity for terminally-ill children, from Great Ormond Street Hospital and Billy Monger, a junior British racing driver who lost his lower legs in April this year in an accident.

Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Nico Hulkenberg finished sixth for Renault ahead of Vettel, Esteban Ocon and his Force India team-mate Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa, who came home 10th for Williams.

'Kimi I think had similar issues, and his tyres were at least five or six laps fresher. Consistency is really why they're in the lead, they've got a great auto and they're performing on the top level.

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