British GP: Winners & Losers

WINNERS: 

Lewis Hamilton: The Brit always delivers on home soil and 2017 was no different. A sensational lap in qualifying saw the Mercedes driver take his 67th pole position taking him to just one short of Michael Schumacher’s record. On race-day, Hamilton dominated as he stormed to his fourth consecutive win at Silverstone and fifth overall.

Valtteri Bottas: The Finn knew he would be in for a difficult race starting from ninth following a gearbox penalty. An impressive drive saw Bottas finish second to cap of a great weekend for the Silver Arrows. The Mercedes driver managed to chase and pass Vettel much to the delight of his team before a tyre failure on Kimi Raikkonen’s car gifted him second place.

Max Verstappen: After five retirements in seven races, the Red Bull driver finally saw the chequered flag. The Dutchamn claimed fourth place finishing ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo in fifth as Red Bull took a good haul of points away from Silverstone.

Nico Hulkenberg: Hulkenberg equalled his best result as a Renault driver after finishing sixth as the German continues to show his talent.

LOSERS:

Ferrari: The Scuderia had a day to forget with tyre failures affecting both cars. Vettel was defending a 20 point lead at the top of the championship heading into the weekend and left with just a slender one point advantage over Hamilton with the German having to settle for seventh while his rival eased to victory. As for Raikkonen, he was on course for a second placed finish but a tyre failure led him to make an extra pit-stop with the only consolation for the Ferrari that the Finn still ended up on the podium.

Toro Rosso: A first lap collision between teammates Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz saw Toro Rosso walk away from the British Grand Prix empty handed. Sainz was forced to retire immediately after the incident while Kvyat limped home in 15th place.

Jolyon Palmer: The under pressure Brit would have hoped for a good result at his home race to kick start his season. Unfortunately, Palmer’s race ended before it even started as he was forced to park his Renault up on the formation lap due to a hydraulic leak.

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