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Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hamilton elated with fourth British GP triumph

Lewis Hamilton expressed his delight and recognised the "incredible energy" he feels from the British fans as he claimed victory at his home race for the fourth time in his career. Hamilton led away from pole position in wet conditions and controlled proceedings throughout, beating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to move to within four points of his rival in the standings. Hamilton's triumph was his fourth at the British Grand Prix, adding to successes in 2008, 2014 and 2015. "Ever since 2007 I’ve felt this […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Verstappen revels in podium, Rosberg battle

Max Verstappen revelled in the third podium finish of his Formula 1 career as he enjoyed a "great battle" with Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg at the British Grand Prix. Verstappen started from third spot but challenged Rosberg in tricky conditions and passed his rival around the outside of Chapel to move into second. Verstappen initially maintained his position once the circuit dried but was eventually overhauled by Rosberg and ultimately placed third. "I felt like I had great pace today so once the track dried […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Raikkonen reckons Ferrari struggles a one-off

Kimi Raikkonen is confident that Ferrari's difficult showing at the British Grand Prix is circuit-specific, rather than a deeper malaise with the SF16-H. Raikkonen qualified in fifth place and raced to the same position, albeit over a minute adrift of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who claimed the squad's ninth victory of the campaign. With Red Bull finishing third and fourth courtesy of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, it means Ferrari holds a slender nine point advantage over its rivals in the scrap for second in the […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Perez felt fifth possible without Abbey off

Force India's Sergio Perez reckons he could have kept Ferrari rival Kimi Raikkonen at bay had he not spun in tricky conditions at Abbey during the British Grand Prix. Perez profited from the Virtual Safety Car to move up to fifth place, having started from 10th, but suffered a spin at Abbey and lost time. Perez was eventually overhauled by Raikkonen but preserved sixth position, narrowly ahead of team-mate Nico Hulkenberg. "It’s a very good result for the team, with two cars in the points, […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alonso encouraged by McLaren midfield scrap

Fernando Alonso says McLaren cannot be "proud" with its result at the British Grand Prix but nonetheless noted the improvements made by the squad. Alonso was challenging for points when he went off in damp conditions at Abbey and brushed the barriers, losing valuable time and track position. Alonso was able to recover from the incident but came home a low-key 13th, behind team-mate Jenson Button. There’s not much to be proud about after finishing 12th and 13th today. "In the tricky conditions at the […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Power outage scuppers Haas' prospects

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner labelled the British Grand Prix as the toughest day of the year for the team as a power outage and reliability woes impacted on its race. Haas held hopes of challenging for the points but Romain Grosjean pulled to the side of the circuit while Esteban Gutierrez struggled to 16th place. "For sure, it’s been our toughest day since we started this adventure," said Steiner. "There were a few issues today. When we double stopped, we had a problem with […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Gearbox problem ends troublesome Renault showing

Renault drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer both retired from the British Grand Prix due to worsening gearbox problems with the RS.16. Renault endured another troublesome performance at Silverstone as neither Magnussen nor Palmer challenged for the top 10 before retiring. Palmer was also skewered by an issue in the pit lane as neither driver reached the chequered flag. "We tried our best but unfortunately we were just not quick enough today," said Magnussen. "We suspected something might be wrong with the gearbox towards the […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hamilton dominates British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton claimed victory at the British Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career as he dominated proceedings at a wet/dry Silverstone. Hamilton controlled the race to triumph at home for the third successive year, as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg provisionally secured a 1-2 finish for the team. It means Hamilton has cut Rosberg's advantage in the standings to just four points. Max Verstappen completed the podium in third place for Red Bull. A deluge prior to the race soaked the circuit and […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sainz Jr. 'extremely happy' after STR turnaround

Carlos Sainz Jr. expressed his happiness as he secured seventh position on the grid for the British Grand Prix. Sainz Jr. described Friday's practice sessions as the most difficult ones of the campaign for Toro Rosso but secured a place in Q3 in the STR11. Sainz Jr. was initially the slowest driver in Q3 but profited from Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso having their quickest lap times deleted due to exceeding track limits, and moves up from eighth to seventh due to Sebastian Vettel's gearbox […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Massa left to rue struggle with tyres

Felipe Massa was left to rue tyre struggles as he was eliminated from the second stage of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Massa will line-up from 12th place on the grid and was puzzled by his failure to get Pirelli's tyres into the correct operating window. "It definitely wasn’t a good qualifying for me today, because it was hard to make the rear tyres work in a way that wouldn’t lose performance throughout my lap," he rued. "Unfortunately, I couldn’t put my lap together […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Button: Damaged car led to Q1 exit

Jenson Button was left to rue a damaged rear wing endplate on his McLaren MP4-31, which led to him being eliminated from the first knockout segment during qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Button notionally set the 15th quickest time but the damage to his car meant he was unable to return go the circuit. Button was left to watch on helplessly as rivals improved their times, shuffling the Briton down to 17th position as he prepares to tackle his home race on Sunday. "It […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Vettel admits Ferrari 'a bit behind'

Sebastian Vettel has conceded that Ferrari is a "bit behind" as he struggled to sixth position during qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Ferrari has been overhauled by rivals Red Bull at Silverstone and Vettel saved a wild moment at Stowe during Q3 to record sixth place. However, Vettel will drop to 11th place on the grid due to a penalty for changing his gearbox, the third time he has been affected by such a sanction this season. "On this track it seems we are […]