Hamilton 'owned' qualifying - Vettel

5 things we learned from the British Grand Prix

5 things we learned from the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton stormed to a record fifth victory at the British Grand Prix after taking four in a row at the circuit as Sebastian Vettel faced problems in the last lap.

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. He turned in an incredible display in front of his home crowd nine years ago when he won by almost a minute and lapped the entire field up to third.

Much like Silverstone, Hamilton was under a cloud this week as he skipped a promo event in London on Wednesday to go on holiday to Greece.

Despite seeing his championship lead all but wiped out as Lewis Hamilton won to cut the gap to one point, Vettel insists it was just a case of small issues adding up to a poor final result.

Hamilton led from lights to flag, crossing the line 14 seconds ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen completing the podium.

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 still faced a nervous wait after race stewards announced they were investigating an incident involving French driver Romain Grosjean, who complained he had been blocked earlier in the session.

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Sebastian Vettel says there was no warning for the tire failures suffered by both himself and teammate Kimi Raikkonen late on in the British Grand Prix.

Some reports suggested Hamilton's decision had come in response to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff's attendance at title rival Vettel's 30th birthday party.

Kimi Raikkonen said his vehicle felt normal and he had no warning of the first of two tyre failures to hit Ferrari's hopes in the closing laps of Sunday's British Grand Prix.

"I'm very fortunate that I know what is right for me".

The three-time world champion dominated from pole to equal fellow-Briton Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost as a five-time victor of the British race.

"I think there's been a lot of growth with [team boss] Toto [Wolff] and I - from that meeting we had at the end of a year ago". Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez scored a double points finish for Force India at the outfit's home race in eighth and ninth, respectively. "I really couldn't ask for more".

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