F1 Information – F1 British GP: Hamilton hails ‘good weekend’ for Mercedes at Silverstone

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Lewis Hamilton revelled in a “good weekend” for Mercedes at Silverstone after heading up a one-two end within the British Grand Prix, main house team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton went lights-to-flag at Silverstone en path to his fifth victory on house soil, and was joined on the rostrum by Bottas after the Finn benefitted from late hassle for each Ferrari drivers.

Entrance-left tyre failures for Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen allowed Bottas to finish a exceptional fightback from P9 on the grid after a penalty to second, giving Mercedes a most rating for the Silverstone weekend.

“I used to be very, very lucky firstly that the workforce did an distinctive job this weekend. The automobile felt actually nice,” Hamilton mentioned.

“I am so pleased with everybody on the manufacturing unit. Valtteri did an distinctive job getting back from all that manner. An ideal weekend for us as a workforce.

“I bought a superb begin after which after that I used to be actually capable of handle the hole to Kimi. It simply little by little prolonged. We had been planning on stopping on Lap 19 or one thing like that, so I used to be capable of lengthen it by fairly a bit.

“After which on the finish I had a good hole so it was nearly managing it, a 12-14 second hole to Kimi. I might see on these TV screens at just a few locations across the observe, I bought to see a little bit of the race.”

Hamilton was cautious within the closing levels after seeing Vettel and Raikkonen hit hassle, having additionally felt involved about his tyres.

“I heard on the finish that there have been some tyre blowouts,” Hamilton mentioned. “I had some graining and a few vibration on mine, so the final couple of laps I took it simple as I knew the others had hassle.

“I might have saved going, I felt like I might maintain going. I believe we had the legs this weekend.”

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