Hamilton hails strategic call for win

By on Sunday, July 5, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

World Champion Lewis Hamilton expressed his delight with his strategy call which led to victory at the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton had taken the lead during the pit stop phase before intermittent rain struck Silverstone.

Hamilton was being reeled in by Nico Rosberg but pitted just as the rain intensified, enabling him to cruise to victory by over 10 seconds as his rivals had to pit a lap later.

"Firstly just a very very special weekend for me, to see so many fans out this weekend I thought I'd seen it all last year but I love those guys" he said.

"[I was] an amazing job done by the team, such a large group of people. The race was very tough, chasing down the Williams it was very hard to get close and overtake, I got close enough on the first stop and came ahead after the out lap.

"The rain came and I lost temperatures in my front tyres, always tricky in the lead as you’re the first one to get to it.

"I think it’s the first time in my Formula 1 career that I made the right choice as I could see the rain coming, I've never done that before, so I’m extremely happy about that.

"I could see the crowd cheering me on and just spurring me on, very honoured just to be here representing the Brits."

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