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  1. Hamilton wins, Bottas 2nd, Raikkonen 3rd, Vettel 7th
  2. Hamilton equals British GP win record with fifth victory, alongside Jim Clark and Alain Prost
  3. BBC Sport poll votes Hamilton greatest British GP icon ahead of Mansell and Clark
  4. Ferraris of Vettel & Raikkonen suffer late tyre failures
  5. Vettel's championship lead cut to one point
  6. Get involved #bbcf1

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By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and cheerio

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British GP winners

Gary Rose

BBC Sport at Silverstone

The chap in the middle here, kindly smiling for a photo, looked in a foul mood when I approached him after spotting his Sebastian Vettel flag.

Upset because of Vettel's performance?

"No it's my stag do so had to wear this," he said.

That's probably worse than a daft costume at Silverstone. Vettel was booed as he passed pretty much every stand.


Who is the British Grand Prix’s greatest icon? Result

Thousands of you have voted for the British Grand Prix's greatest icon, and the results are in.

Lewis Hamilton takes the accolade with 45% of the vote, followed by Nigel Mansell with 33% and Jim Clark with 23%.

Thanks for humouring us.

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Listen again: Hamilton equals race history

Hamilton equals Clark and Prost with five career British Grand Prix wins

Constructors' championship standings

1 Mercedes 330

2 Ferrari 275

3 Red Bull 174

4 Force India 95

5 Williams 41

6 Toro Rosso 33

7 Haas 29

8 Renault 26

9 Sauber 5

10 McLaren-Honda 2

Drivers' championship standings

1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 177

2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 176

3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 154

4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 117

5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 98

6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 57

7 Sergio Perez Force India 52

8 Esteban Ocon Force India 43

9 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 29

10 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 26

Grand chelem news

While we are busy lauding Lewis Hamilton for winning the British GP a fifth time, it's also worth a quick mention that he has in doing so scored his fifth grand chelem.

For those that don't know, this obscure (but very worthy) feat is achieved when a driver takes pole position, sets the fastest lap and wins the race from start to finish.

His fifth grand chelem takes him level with Michael Schumacher and Alberto Ascari in joint second place on the all-time list.

Jim Clark is way out front with eight of the blighters.

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Jim Clark - grand chelem king

Now it rains...

Gary Rose

BBC Sport at Silverstone

The umbrellas are up as the rain comes down.

Fans are waiting patiently outside the Mercedes garage for Lewis Hamilton to appear, having missed him surfing the crowd by the start-finish line.

As Hamilton crowdsurfed the television screen above the pits cut to Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen sitting awkwardly with an empty chair between them in the post race news conference.


Andrew Benson's race report is under construction and can be read here.

Lots of lovely stuff being bunged in there so fill your boots.

Gary Rose

BBC Sport at Silverstone

And so begins the post-race souvenir sweep up.

Most fans are content with bits of discarded rubber but Nathan and Paul here have gone big.

Straight on the mantelpiece. Maybe.


Vote: Who is the British Grand Prix’s greatest icon?

Don't forget to vote for who you think is the greatest British Grand Prix icon...

Your choices are Lewis Hamilton, Jim Clark or Nigel Mansell.

Love to Martin Brundle

I missed the news from a little earlier that Martin Brundle was taken ill ahead of today's race while working for Sky Sports. The latest reports are that Martin has left the circuit and gave a thumbs up as he went.

Obviously Martin is formerly of this parish so I hope I'm not overstepping my position by wishing Martin a speedy recovery from all of us here at BBC Sport.

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Andrew Ogley: Surely we have to keep Silverstone as the home of the British GP ... the home of racing legends.

Harry Crowe: We can't lose the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. We just can't... It's too iconic!

Listen again: "The Ferrari is going to struggle to get to the end here!"

Vettel suffers a front left puncture with two laps to go
Kimi Raokkonen
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Kimi Raikkonen, P3: "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."

Valtteri Bottas
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Valtteri Bottas, P2: "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."

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning
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The 2017 British Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton: "It's never easy. The support has been incredible this weekend. I am so proud I could do this for you all. The team were faultless all weekend. Valtteri had an incredible drive to go from ninth.

"Now the plan is to win the championship.

"I am coming out to crowd surf over there later guys!"

HAM: "That was a feeling I can't describe. I'm so proud that I could do this for these fans" #BritishGP 🇬🇧

HAM: "That was a feeling I can't describe. I'm so proud that I could do this for these fans" #BritishGP 🇬🇧

'No sign' of problem, says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel
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"There was no sign of that happening," Vettel tells Ferrari over the radio.

"There was vibrations for but I had it for 20 laps and it didn't get massively worse. The tyres didn't look great but they never look great."

Ferrari team radio

"OK Kimi, I'm not sure what to say mate, P3, P3" says Raikkonen's race engineer.

"We never seem to have any single luck!" comes the reply.

What of Verstappen's stop?

"What happened to Vettel is exactly why we pitted you mate," a Red Bull engineer tells Max Verstappen.


Hamilton team radio

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"Great job guys! All weekend! Great job for Valtteri too! And what can I say about these fans! We have the best fans. I see you out there! Thank you!"

Hamilton: King of Silverstone

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So, that was a fifth British Grand Prix win for Hamilton and his fourth in a row. He now shares the record for outright wins at this event alongside two-time world champion Jim Clark and four-time champ Alain Prost.

Stellar company.

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Peter Wanyonyi: And that's what Lewis Hamilton meant by going away to prepare for the weekend. See?

Alex Withington: Great win from Lewis but a stellar drive from Bottas too today.


11 Vandoorne; 12 Magnussen; 13 Grosjean; 14 Ericsson; 15 Kvyat; 16 Stroll; 17 Wehrlein; Retirements: Alonso, Sainz, Palmer

Final result - 1-10

1 Hamilton; 2 Bottas; 3 Raikkonen; 4 Verstappen; 5 Ricciardo; 6 Hulkenberg; 7 Vettel; 8 Ocon; 9 Perez; 10 Massa

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

This is the pivotal moment of this year's championship. It's the half-way point and this is where the damage was done for Sebastian Vettel.

Valtteri Bottas
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Bottas comes home in second place, then it's Raikkonen after that pit stop, Verstappen (who also took a late pit stop), Ricciardo in fifth and then Hulkenberg in sixth.

Vettel comes home in seventh place - and that will keep him in the lead of the championship by one point from Hamilton.

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Well Vettel was complaining of blistering a few laps ago and of course he has been carrying a flat spot on that front left too...

You are always leaning on that front left so it's not massively surprising but it's hugely unfortunate for Sebastian Vettel...

Chequered flag

Lewis Hamilton
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Order is Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonenn, Verstappen.

Where will Vettel finish? He dived into the pits at the end of lap 50.