Vettel Wins British Grand Prix, Hamilton comes in 2nd

SILVERSTONE- Sebastian Vettel has is now leading the drivers standings by eight points after winning the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

To deny  rival Lewis Hamilton his fifth successive home victory. The race which was called for two late safety cars periods.

Hamilton started off in pole position but to rear off the field to finish second behind the Ferrari driver.

Hamilton seemed drained by the race and unimpressed by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen sent him spinning back.

Raikkonen finished closely in third position.

This win by Vettel is his fourth for the season, 51st of his career and last won in Silverstone in 2012.

“I was a bit concerned going into the race but I was fine, probably a bit of adrenaline,” said the German, who had struggled with a neck strain on Saturday.

“The neck held up and that was a race I enjoyed a lot and I think the people enjoyed it a lot.”

The appearance of the safety car on the 33rd of 52 laps, after Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson crashed at Abbey, was greeted with a huge cheer from the 140,500 crowd who had already cheered Hamilton’s every overtake.

Hamilton thanked the home crowd for the support despite not winning, he said, “This is the greatest race of the year and the greatest crowd, I am sorry I could not bring it home for you today,”

“I will not give up, believe me, I will not give up.

“My team did an amazing job this weekend, we got so much support. Interesting tactics I would say from their side (Ferrari), but we’ll do what we can to fight them.”

Photo Credit- Daily Star

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