F1 British GP Live Commentary and Updates - race day

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By: Jake Boxall-Legge, Haydn Cobb, Megan White

Summary

  • Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix
  • He took victory ahead of Leclerc and Bottas
  • Verstappen and Vettel both failed to finish

Leaderboard

  1. Hamilton, Mercedes
  2. Leclerc, Ferrari
  3. Bottas, Mercedes
  4. Norris, McLaren
  5. Ricciardo, McLaren
  6. Sainz, Ferrari
  7. Alonso, Alpine
  8. Stroll, Aston Martin
  9. Ocon, Alpine
  10. Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
Status: Stopped
12:19 And you heard our race winner: stay safe, stay hydrated, and enjoy your evenings! We'll see you in a couple of weeks' time for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
12:10 That was fun, wasn't it? Please remember to hydrate folks, I can't stress that enough.
12:03
 
12:03 Sainz, Alonso, Stroll, Ocon and Tsunoda complete the top 10.
12:03 Leclerc holds second place, as Bottas completes the podium. Norris and Ricciardo bring home fourth and fifth for McLaren.
12:02 And Lewis Hamilton wins the British Grand Prix!
12:02 Perez duly does it with a 1m28.617s to take the fastest lap point off Hamilton. Red Bull trying everything for damage limitation.
12:01 Perez pitted for the softs to go for the fastest lap - he can't score the point for it, if he gets it, as he is outside of the top 10 but it will take the point away from Hamilton.
12:01 Hamilton begins the final lap.
12:01 "Keep it easy on the kerbs," Hamilton is told. No chance of respite just yet.
11:59 Hamilton opens DRS, can't get the move done at the Wellington Straight, but he tries to dive down at Copse! Leclerc goes wide, Hamilton takes the lead, and the crowd is in raptures!
11:58 That incident between Perez and Raikkonen will be investigated after the race. Perez has pitted again so he is now P16 and behind the Finn.
11:58 Three more laps, and Hamilton's the closest he's been!
11:56

Perez and Raikkonen go side-by-side at Vale and the Mexican squeezes the Alfa Romeo driver who clatters the inside kerb and spins off. Not clear if the pair made contact but it was very close. Raikkonen down in P16, Perez now P10.

11:56 Four to go - gap's 1.4 between Leclerc and Hamilton.
11:55 Gasly has to pit for a puncture which drops him from P9 to P14. Cruel luck for the AlphaTauri driver.
11:55 Five to go, and the lead is 2.2s. Leclerc and Hamilton will have traffic on the horizon soon - which could be a crucial factor.
11:54 For some reason, Verstappen's got 12% in the driver of the day vote - which, given he's done half a lap of driving, proves that the system doesn't quite work...
11:53 The lead's now down to 3s now, Hamilton continuing to carve away at Leclerc's lead. Can Leclerc hold him off in the final six laps?
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