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autoviva2015-07-06 11:44:49

Hamilton wins in home soil

This time the Brit driver had to make some efforts to grab victory

Hamilton won for the third time in his career in Silverstone

It was not easy for Lewis Hamilton to grab a third victory at Silverstone. Driving on home soil the British driver had to put up some effort to take his fifth win of the season in a race marked by rain. MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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took another one-two win with Nico Rosberg in second place ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

The Silverstone Grand Prix didn't start well for Lewis Hamilton out of pole position fell to third place behind Williams'WilliamsWilliamsUnited Kingdom, 1977 > present37 models
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Felipe Massa and Valteri Bottas. With a striking start the Brazilian jumped from third to the lead.

With changes to the intermediate tires because of the rain that fell in Silverstone in the second half of the race Hamilton moved ahead of both Williams and calmly led to victory. Nico Rosberg eventually took advantage of the difficulties of Massa and Bottas in the rain to pass both riders and finished the race in second position.

Predicting the rain FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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decided to get Vettel in earlier and switch to intermediate tires before most drivers, a strategy that proved successful, as the German finished the race in third place. The Williams who had an early promising race had to settle for fourth and fifth places, with Massa ahead of Bottas.

Daniil Kvyat showed again his driver skills and earned a sixth place for Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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, justifying once more his promotion to the main team of the Austrian brand. In the closing stages of the race the Russian almost caught the Finn.

A revamped version of the Force India car showed good level and assured its drivers a place among the scoring places. Nico Hulkenberg took seventh place while Sergio Perez finished the Grand Prix in ninth. Between the two Force IndiaForce IndiaForce IndiaIndia, 2007 > present8 models
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drivers was Kimi Raikkonen for Ferrari.

Fernando Alonso was among the first to switch to intermediate tires and ended up being awarded with his first points in McLarenMcLarenMcLarenUnited Kingdom, 1963 > present92 models
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and of the season with a tenth place.

Now check the Drivers' and Manufacturers' standings.

Results British Grand Prix
Pos Driver Team Laps Time Pts
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 52 1:31:27.729 25
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 52 +10.9 18
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 52 +25.4 15
4 Felipe Massa Williams 52 +36.8 12
5 Valteri Bottas Williams 52 +63.1 10
6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 52 +63.9 8
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 52 +78.7 6
8 Kimi Raikokonen Ferrari 51 +1 Volta 4
9 Sergio Perez Force India 51 +1 Volta 2
10 Fernando Alonso McLaren 51 +1 Volta 1
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 51 +1 Volta  
12 Roberto Merhi Manor 49 +3 Voltas  
13 Will Stevens Manor 49 +3 Voltas  
RET Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso - -  
RET Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull - -  
RET Max Verstappen Toro Rosso - -  
RET Pastor Maldonado Lotus - -  
RET Romain Grosjean Lotus - -  
RET Jenson Button McLaren - -  
RET Felipe Nasr Sauber - -  



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