Hamilton wins record 5th British Grand Prix
July 16 2017 , 12:00 am
Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory at Silverstone to tie the all-time record of five career wins in the British Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver equalled the tally of Scot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost with his fourth home win in a row to add to his first win for McLaren back in 2008.
Hamilton’s win cut his deficit to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to just one point in the championship as Vettel suffered a front-left tyre failure when running third with two laps to go, dropping to seventh, after which Kimi Raikkonen also sufffered the same problem.
What the top three said:
Hamilton: “The support has been incredible this weekend,” he said. “I am so proud I could do this for you all. Now the plan is to win the championship.”
Bottas: I’m really happy today, It was not an easy race to start from P9. The team did a perfect strategy and I just kept my head down. It’s a perfect weekend and well done to Lewis.”
Raikkonen: “Mercedes were just a bit faster today. And, unfortunately, unlucky situations seem to be following us at the moment.
“It’s an unfortunate situation with the tyre at the end but luckily the car stayed in one place. Not happy but we made the best of a bad situation.”