Silverstone Grand Prix, 2015

The mild British sun made its presence felt for a vast majority of the race, as home-boy Lewis Hamilton drove (at) home to win his 5th race out of 9 this season. This was his 3rd British Grand Prix win, and more importantly, he is now 17 points clear of his teammate Nico Rosberg in the standings. Rosberg had won 3 of the last 4 races, but on Sunday morning, nothing was to stop Hamilton. 

It was his eighth pole position of the season—a Saturday dominance seldom seen before in the sport. However, it wasn’t all clear sailing for the ‘flying doctor’. The Williams duo of Massa and Bottas made it difficult for the Mercedes duo—who eventually ended up one-two in their most successful race this season. 
This was a good, enthralling, and well-constructed race for all the 140,000 fans gathered to watch. Pit strategies played a major role in bringing home Hamilton unscathed, because it looked like Massa and Bottas would finish 1-2, after the Brazilian darted through at the start line. Hamilton’s desperation led him off the track and gave way to Bottas soon. But his decision to pit quickly at the 19th lap made the rest come in for slower pit stops later, and that helped the Brit secure his position in front. And just as the rain came towards the end, and when Rosberg began to close in on him, Hamilton made his second stop to switch to intermediates—which pretty much sealed it for him.
These were two remarkable decisions made under pressure by a team that had muddled up in Monaco. Eventually, Rosberg had to settle for second, and Vettel’s opportunism got him a podium position ahead of the battling Williams drivers. 
 
Remarkably, this was the 18th consecutive race that Hamilton had led in, passing Sir Jackie Stewart’s 45-year old record of 17. With his 38th career race win, Hamilton now looks poised to move on to a bigger second half of the season. Only Rosberg can stop him, even though Vettel has always remained in the points. Elsewhere, Alonso registered his first point of the season for McLaren by finishing 10th, after taking out his teammate Button at the beginning of the race. 

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