Lewis Hamilton copped a lot of flak before the British Grand Prix for missing the F1 street event in London, but on Sunday at Silverstone he gave the British fans what they wanted most of all – a dominant victory. Hamilton took pole position and led the entire race while his team-mate Valtteri Bottas worked his way back to second place, overcoming a five-place grid penalty for changing a gearbox. It was not a day which Ferrari will remember happily as Kimi Raikkonen ran second most of the day, only to suffer a puncture on the 49th of 50 laps. He managed to recover to third, but a lap later the same thing happened to Sebastian Vettel and he tumbled from fourth to seventh. This meant that Hamilton closed to within one point of the Ferrari in the Drivers’ Championship.
As usual Silvesrtone produced a great race, with plenty of high-speed action.
– We interview Lewis Hamilton
– We look at the future of the British Grand Prix
– We celebrate F1’s secret promotional event in London
– JS is happy to meet Lightning McQueen
– DT writes about happiness
– The Hack examines the Perpetual Trophy
– Plus we have the fabulous photography of Peter Nygaard.
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