Lewis Hamilton won a record seventh British Grand Prix in dramatic fashion. The Brit survived a late tyre scare to win the race in Silverstone, crossing the line in a punctured tyre. The six-time World Champion started first on the grid but Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was ahead and threatened to the take the lead but Hamilton held off the attempt to go first in turn one. He was all on his own from there and never came close to giving up the lead until his tyre burst just one lap from home.

Mercedes teammate Bottas was close at second but his tyre burst just laps from home giving Max Verstappen to seize the moment and take the second place while Charles Leclerc came third. Bottas, who three laps far from making an All-Mercedes one-two finish came 12th after a nightmarish finish. Hamilton has now won more Grand Prix at Silverstone than Jim Clark and Alain Prost.

Lewis Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton Survives a Scare

Hamilton at Finishing Line

True World Champion

Lewis Hamilton in Final Lap

Hamilton wins British GP With Three Tyres


Last Lap on Punctured Tyre

This was Hamilton’s third consecutive race win after the Steiermark and Hungarian GP win last month. Verstappen, who could have overtaken his Mercedes rival with some time finished second for a second consecutive time after Hungarian GP. Daniel Ricciardo came fourth in the race.

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