Lewis Hamilton finds no comfort in heroic failure

I was shaking through the emotion of Silverstone pole- Hamilton			Image by Hone  LAT

A frustrated Lewis Hamilton has suggested his first-lap collision with Kimi Raikkonen at the British Grand Prix was orchestrated by Ferrari.

Scything past cars with relative ease using DRS, Hamilton dispatched Sainz, Ocon, Charles Leclerc and Hulkenberg on consecutive laps - the latter two into Stowe - to move back into the top six by Lap 10, but by then he was already 27 seconds adrift of Vettel.

Raikkonen crossed the line ahead of Valtteri Bottas, who had led with only five laps of the race remaining.

"You're a lion", the elated team told him over the radio at the checkered flag as they celebrated Ferrari's first win in Britain since 2011.

Bottas did well to hold off Daniel Ricciardo for fourth as the Finn's tires dropped off dramatically, while Verstappen retired in the closing stages with gearbox issues. Fernando Alonso was eighth for McLaren ahead of Kevin Magnussen in the Haas while Pierre Gasly finished 10th but was demoted after a five-second penalty that lifted Force India's Sergio Perez into the points.

Having driven with extra padding around his neck, Vettel said: "Qualifying wasn't very enjoyable". "The neck held up and that was a race I enjoyed a lot and I think the people enjoyed it a lot". "It was my mistake", he said.

"It was my mistake so that's fine, I deserve it".

England into semi-final after win over Sweden
Mikael Lustig's absence was notable in the Swedish defence that, for the first time at this World Cup , had troubles in the air. Alli added the second goal by meeting a far-post cross from Jesse Lingard with a powerful header in the 59th.

Both spun and rejoined, Hamilton after running off track.

He was soon up to 16th and by lap nine he was eighth, but some distance from Vettel, who led Bottas by six seconds on lap 12.

The Sauber driver emerged unscathed, but the safety vehicle was sent out. A number of times Vettel attacked at Brooklands after using DRS, and Bottas repelled, with Hamilton similarly fighting Raikkonen but also filling Vettel's mirrors. "There is no way I am going to be able to compete with these guys on old tyres", he said. "You are the fastest by miles, so don't give up".

The front-runners all stopped for fresh rubber, promoting Hamilton to third.

The Swede was unhurt and climbed out to applause from the crowd as a Safety Car was deployed.

That early crossover creates the potential for undercut strategies, whereby the driver behind pits earlier than the vehicle in front in the hope of setting quicker lap times than his rival when in clear air and on fresh rubber.

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