Hamilton wins record sixth British GP


Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - July 14, 2019 Mercedes' ...
Formula One F1 - British Grand Prix - Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain - July 14, 2019 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton throws the trophy in the air as he celebrates winning the race on the podium, alongside Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, who finished second, and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, who finished third REUTERS/Matthew Childs

In Summary

  • 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
  • The win, Hamilton’s seventh from 10 rounds, takes the Formula One World champion ever closer to a sixth world title

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.

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