Sebastian Vettel wins British GP, Lewis Hamilton second at Silverstone

Sebastian Vettel wins British GP, Lewis Hamilton second at Silverstone

Having grabbed the lead at the start of race, two late Safety Car periods had left Vettel behind the Mercedes driver but with a tyre advantage.

There was no stopping the four-time champion as he seized the lead at the start of the race and fought back after losing the initiative during two safety vehicle periods to register his second win at Silverstone and the 51st of his career. Explaining the move immediately after the race, he said: "I was able to surprise him, I think he thought that I wouldn't dare [to go down] the inside and the braking zone was coming quite fast".

"I would struggle to be that precise in order to take someone out", he added.

Then when Sauber's Marcus Ericsson skidded off with 19 laps left, Hamilton was handed another lifeline with a safety vehicle.

Ferrari, winners with championship leader Sebastian Vettel, dismissed the suggestion and others also jumped to their defence.

Raikkonen continued behind both Red Bulls but was handed a 10-second penalty, which would negate his on-track pass of Daniel Ricciardo into Copse, while Hamilton resumed in 17th.

'To be honest before the race I was really very concerned about him.

"When something like that happens, there's going to be speculation but to me it just looked like a racing accident", he said.

China's ZTE names new CEO as it races to meet United States demands
New CEO Xu was most recently president of ZTE's telco cloud and core networks product line, according to past media reports. Last week, eight members of the ZTE board resigned and were replaced, with Lie Zixue elected as the new chairman.

Both spun and rejoined, Hamilton after running off track.

An inspired drive saw Hamilton slowly work his way up the grid and finish the race behind eventual victor Vettel. Vettel pitted from the lead, but Bottas stayed out, to lead on lap 34, as did Hamilton.

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. "And in a ideal world, I would have had new tires - but it wasn't that kind of day for me", Hamilton said.

Raikkonen cleared Verstappen before the Dutchman retired with a long-standing brake-by-wire problem then blew past Bottas for third on the outside into Brooklands using DRS.

The safety auto was out again after Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz collided.

Haas drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean will line up seventh and eighth with Monaco's Charles Leclerc ninth for Sauber and Force India's Esteban Ocon 10th.

"This is the greatest race of the year and the greatest crowd, I am sorry I could not bring it home for you today".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google's Duplex AI could soon be running call centres
Jul 09, 2018 - 09:14
A new report from The Information states that the company is aiming for the technology to make its way to call centers as well. Google both impressed and creeped out a lot of people out there when it showed off Duplex AI back in May.

Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers
Jul 09, 2018 - 09:01
According to the 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. A man died in the rough surf in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on Saturday, when Chris was still a tropical depression.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top British government plunged into fresh chaos as Brexit ministers resign
Jul 09, 2018 - 08:41
Mr Rees-Mogg refused to support her and said that "she would be well-advised to revisit her Brexit policy". Davis is said to have had a "you go, we go" pact with Baker and Suella Braverman, another DexEU minister.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Daniel Cormier calls out Brock Lesnar after dominant UFC heavyweight title win
Jul 09, 2018 - 07:14
Cormier was chasing history as a win would mean he'd be a two-division champion. "There's a guy that I've known for a long time ". Brock Lesnar is apparently back in the mixed martial arts business. "I don't want to fight him if he's dirty, man", Cormier said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hamilton hopes to pull away in Austria
Jul 09, 2018 - 05:37
While both Red Bulls and Ferraris went to their boxes to have their tires changed, Mercedes surprisingly let Hamilton driving on. Mercedes' chief strategist will keep his job after a serious blunder during the Austrian grand prix .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manafort's lawyers ask for trial to be moved away from DC
Jul 09, 2018 - 05:36
Manafort submits that a fair trial will impossible without a change of venue to Roanoke, Virginia. He faces charges related to his work for pro-Russia Ukrainian political interests.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boys Freed From Thailand Cave as Rescue Mission Begins
Jul 09, 2018 - 05:15
Thai authorities have confirmed that four members of the football team that was left stranded in a cave have now been rescued. They will be accompanied by an "all-star" team of 13 worldwide and five Thai divers, officials said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing
Jul 09, 2018 - 02:29
Two U.S. warships traveled down the narrow Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China on Saturday, Taiwanese officials said. Although the USA does not have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, it is its most powerful ally and top arms supplier.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brock Lesnar confronts UFC Champion Daniel Cormier, announces return to MMA
Jul 09, 2018 - 01:56
By doing so, Cormier becomes only the second fighter in UFC to possess titles in two weight classes simultaneously. Cormier finished off Miocic with a series of punches to end the fight with 27 seconds left in the first frame.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England into semi-final after win over Sweden
Jul 09, 2018 - 00:40
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.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rhino poachers killed by lions at a South African game reserve
Jul 09, 2018 - 00:11
After ensuring the lions were not a threat to tourists, Fox said there will not be any changes to "the status quo of our lions". Poaching is a major issue on the Eastern Cape with nine rhinos killed by illegal hunters on reserves this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former Fox News executive to join White House
Jul 08, 2018 - 23:18
In addition, Shine is known to be close to Fox News personality and Trump booster and friend Sean Hannity. The group said the "Trump White House has been a revolving door of sexual abusers and their enablers".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suns’ Booker signs 5-year, $158 million deal
Jul 08, 2018 - 23:06
Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app . "I look forward to the future & pursuing a title as a Sun". He won the National Basketball Association 3-point shooting contest at All-Star weekend in February.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Japan Executes Cult Leader, Six Members
Jul 08, 2018 - 21:42
At its peak, the group had 10,000 members in Japan and 30,000 followers in Russian Federation , the Associated Press reports . Asahara, who founded Aum in 1987, said that the United States would attack Japan and turn it into a nuclear wasteland.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rafael Nadal powers past Alex De Minaur to reach last-16
Jul 08, 2018 - 21:18
Day 7 at Wimbledon is unique, as all 32 remaining players across the men's and women's draw are in action on the same day. Anderson earlier became the first man through to the fourth round after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5.