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Lewis Hamilton wins record sixth British Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel crash

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Lewis Hamilton took a record sixth British Grand Prix victory in a thrilling race featuring a crash between Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel.Battles throughout the field created a dramatic race - by far the best of the year so far - as Hamilton benefited from a safety-car period to take a lead he never lost after Valtteri Bottas had held back an attack from his Mercedes team-mate in the early laps.Behind them, Red Bull's Verstappen and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc staged a duel for the ages in disputing third place for the first third of the race.
Their exquisite driving would have been the talk of the day had it not been for the collision between the Dutchman and Leclerc's team-mate Vettel, for which the German four-time champion was given 10-second time penalty and two penalty points of his super licence.Hamilton's victory extends his championship lead to 39 points at the effective half-way point of the championship, but the discussion will focus on Vettel, and yet another error in the heat of battle - the latest in a series over the past year.
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Hamilton has now won more British GPs than any other driver
How did Hamilton win it[/img]
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Verstappen is punted off the circuit - by the man who was supposed to challenging Hamilton for the title this year
From the sublime to the hilarious
Vettel inherited third place after Ferrari initially left Leclerc out when the safety car was deployed because he and Verstappen had pitted for fresh tyres only six laps before.The advantage Vettel gained by stopping under the safety car promoted him to third, with Red Bull's Pierre Gasly between him and Verstappen.Gasly soon let Verstappen through and the Dutchman homed in on Vettel, catching him on lap 37.
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Verstappen passed Vettel around the outside of the fast Stowe corner but the Red Bull ran a little wide, giving the Ferrari driver a chance to come back at him.Verstappen covered the inside but Vettel was committed and could not stop in time, ramming into the back of the Red Bull.Vettel will likely complain Verstappen made a second move back to the outside - saying over team radio at the time: "What was he doing[/img]
It was a battle that will be remembered along with the famous tussle between Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux at the 1979 French Grand Prix as one of the greatest in F1 history.
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No one is safe when Verstappen is locked in battle - as his tussle with Leclerc continued down the pit lane
Driver of the day
The fans gave it to Leclerc on F1's official vote - and they were absolutely right. His Ferrari lacked the pace of Verstappen's Red Bull but his judgement and car placement was impeccable. What a performance.
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The name's Bond, Pierre Bond. Gasly and Verstappen honour F1's 1,007th race
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Grosjean collided with Haas team-mate Kevin Magnussen on the first lap, and that was not the only embarrassing moment for him this weekend...
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Tour de farce: French driver Romain Grosjean crashed in the pit lane during first practice
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