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Another thrilling British Grand Prix for the fans

Written by: Neil

The heavens opened just prior to the start of this year's British Grand Prix and the downpour that followed arguably helped to make it one of the races of the season so far.

With a safety car start that lasted for the first five laps of the Grand Prix, the water that doused the Silverstone circuit was arguably one of the key difference-makers in the fortunes of many drivers in what was a frantic, but highly entertaining race.

Championship leader Nico Rosberg lined up behind his Mercedes teammate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton at the start, but Hamilton was never really under any pressure to give up his lead throughout the race.

Instead, much of the action took place behind him, with Max Verstappen briefly moving ahead of Rosberg in their battle for second – a position he would fail to hold on to due to the rear tyres of his Red Bull losing performance towards the end.

Meanwhile, the only hair-raising moment for Hamilton came just as the track was drying, with a small patch of water catching him out on the entry to the first corner that almost sent him into the gravel.

His quick reactions saw him regain control though, avoiding the gravel and bringing his Mercedes back on to the track at the front of the pack – a position he would hold until the end.

The result means Hamilton has now become the first British driver to win four Silverstone titles, while he has also become the first to claim three British Grand Prix victories in consecutive seasons.

It means Hamilton has now closed the gap on Rosberg to just four points in the latest championship standings, meaning it truly is 'game on' in the fight for this year's drivers' title between the pair!

 

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