Formula 1 2018 British Grand Prix

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2018-07-08
10
Silverstone Circuit
Sebastian Vettel VET
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Sebastian Vettel
lap 47 - 1:30.696
VET

The 2018 British Grand Prix was won by Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lewis Hamilton could not convert this into a win.

The race in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was round 10 of 21 of the 2018 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 8 July 2018 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Clear
81.4°F
41%
8.61 mph
347°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 52 1:27:29.784 25
2 52 +2.264 18
3 52 +3.652 15
4 52 +8.883 12
5 52 +9.500 10
6 52 +28.220 8
7 52 +29.930 6
8 52 +31.115 4
9 52 +33.188 2
10 52 +34.708 1
11 52 +35.774 0
12 52 +38.106 0
13 52 +39.129 0
14 52 +48.113 0
46 Brakes 0
37 Collision 0
37 Collision 0
31 Accident 0
18 Tyre 0
1 Power Unit 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.000
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.000
3 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.000
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +1.000
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +2.000
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.000
8 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +2.000
9 Charles Leclerc Sauber +2.000
10 Esteban Ocon Force India +3.000
11 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.000
12 Sergio Pérez Force India +2.000
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren +3.000
14 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +3.000
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +3.000
16 Carlos Sainz Renault +3.000
17 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +4.000
18 Sergey Sirotkin Williams +4.000
19 Lance Stroll Williams
20 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso

driver positions through the laps

2018 British Grand Prix

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are competing in twenty-one Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championship titles.

Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Championship, after winning his fourth championship title at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, are the defending Constructors' Championship, having secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. After one round, Sebastian Vettel leads Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship by seven points. Kimi Räikkonen is third, a further three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari lead Mercedes by eighteen points, with Red Bull Racing third.

A revision of the sport's technical regulations means that a new cockpit protection device—commonly known as the "halo"—was introduced for the 2018 championship. The introduction of the halo in Formula One is the first stage of a planned roll-out that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing series by 2020.


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The Enstone team ran a unique strategy, with Hulkenberg and teammate Carlos Sainz the only drivers to start on the medium tyre before switching to the hard – which no other drivers used at all during the race.Hulkenberg subsequently ran all the way to the flag, although Sainz pitted for softs under the safety car before crashing out after a collision with Romain Grosjean.The ...

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While comments from Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made in the heat of the moment after the Silverstone race stirred up the idea that the first lap collision could have been on purpose, Rosberg thinks that the incident was simply down to Raikkonen messing up.Rosberg says that the fact that Ferrari did not impose team orders in Austria to drop Raikkonen behind Vettel was a clear sign that ...

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Hamilton was spun around by the Ferrari driver at Turn 3 at Silverstone, which dropped him to 18th and necessitated a charge through the order to finish second.The collision sparked huge scrutiny over the Ferrari vs Mercedes fight as it came just two races after Raikkonen's teammate Sebastian Vettel wiped out the other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas in France.Hamilton hinted at ...

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Max Verstappen was unable to keep Kimi Raikkonen behind as they battled over fourth place in the closing stages of Silverstone's F1 race, despite Raikkonen making a mistake and running wide at Stowe at the final safety car restart.Verstappen had earlier repelled Raikkonen's attacks by driving around the outside of the Ferrari at Luffield and defending into Copse, but Horner said ...

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The Swedish driver was running 14th and challenging the Force India of Sergio Perez when he went off into the barriers at the start of the 32nd lap at high speed at the Abbey right-hander.Ericsson had his DRS engaged at the time, with a third zone having been added at this year's Silverstone race covering the start/finish straight and the first two corners, Abbey and Farm.Although at ...

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Ricciardo picked up front wing damage in France two weeks ago, which was followed up by a mechanical failure in Austria and fifth in Britain after a poorly-timed safety car.Though Red Bull was no match for Mercedes or Ferrari at Silverstone Ricciardo was running third before making a second pitstop for fresh tyres, which gave track position to Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes' ...

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Lewis HamiltonRating: 9Hamilton had to dig deep to bag pole position and delivered a largely superb lap, albeit with a little time lost to an oversteer moment at Club. His poor getaway played a part in putting him in harm's way at the start, but after being clattered by Raikkonen he recovered as quickly as could be expected then seemed to preserve his mediums slightly better than his ...

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Gasly made contact with Perez in the closing laps of the race as they battled for 10th place, and an investigation was launched after they made contact when the Toro Rosso driver made a successful pass.After reviewing the incident the stewards handed Gasly a five-second penalty, which promoted Perez to 10th and dropped him back to 13th, with Stoffel Vandoorne and Lance Stroll also ...

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A bad start dropped Hamilton to third and he was then hit by the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen at Turn 3, the Mercedes driver dropping to 18th position. Hamilton recovered to second, aided by Mercedes decision not to pit him for fresh tyres under a safety car to gain track position, but looked tense alongside Raikkonen while the top three waited to go onto the podium post-race.Asked if ...

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Silverstone is Silver Arrows territory. Or at least, it was until Sunday's British Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel's victory came at a track where Ferrari was at its worst in 2016 and '17, with the team's pace transformed by a floor upgrade that led home hero Lewis Hamilton to quip after qualifying that "they've added at least three-tenths to the car".The higher-than-usual temperatures ...

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Sergio Perez lost the rear of his Force India at the start of the British Grand Prix while trying to avoid Nico Hulkenberg under braking into turn 1, ending up spinning across the track and dropping to the back of the field, before recovering enough to claim the final championship point in 10th.Force India drivers have been involved in similar opening lap incidents in the past; prior ...

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  VETTEL WINS ON HAMILTON’S TURFSebastian Vettel, Ferrari, celebrates in Parc FermePhoto by: Andy Hone / LAT I ...

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Verstappen retired from the race late on with a brake-by-wire failure but had been embroiled in a fight with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen late on.He and Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo trailed Mercedes and Ferrari significantly at Silverstone and even the late safety cars offered them little chance to race the leaders.Verstappen told Dutch TV after the race: "I had to manage the tyres ...

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TRACK INTERVIEWS(Conducted by Martin Brundle)Q: Sebastian, you’ve matched Alain Prost’s total of 51 victories and surely that was one of your more satisfying victories? What a drive.Sebastian VETTEL: Yeah, obviously the safety car spiced it up. It was a nice time because Valtteri was pushing like crazy. I had the advantage on tyres but it was not so easy to find a way through but ...

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Gasly beat Perez to 10th, securing his third points finish of the season, but only after late-race contact through the Vale left-hander.The stewards have since reviewed that incident and handed Gasly a five-second penalty - giving Perez the final point and also dropping Gasly to 13th behind Stoffel Vandoorne and Lance Stroll.The stewards found Gasly’s move “generally reasonable and ...

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The pair were fighting for seventh place after the start and entered the Turn 3 right-hander at Village side by side, both locking up under braking.Grosjean, on the inside of the corner, slid into Magnussen, hitting his teammate with his left front wheel and significantly damaging the floor of the Dane's VF-18.Both lost track position as a result of the incident and couldn't recover ...

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Kimi Raikkonen tipped Lewis Hamilton into a spin at the start of the British Grand Prix on Sunday, after Sebastian Vettel did the same to Valtteri Bottas in France two weeks ago.Hamilton dropped to last but charged back to second at his home race.Mercedes non-executive chairman Lauda told Motorsport.com: "Lewis did an incredible job today, no question about it. Everything was going ...

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A pitstop during a late-race safety car, caused by Marcus Ericsson's crash at Abbey, left long-time leader Vettel running second behind Bottas, although the German had the advantage of running fresh soft tyres against Bottas' worn mediums.But Bottas rebuffed Vettel's attacks on the restart, and following another stoppage for a crash involving Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz, the Finn ...

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Raikkonen locked up and turfed Hamilton into a spin on the opening lap at Silverstone, two races after Vettel made a mistake at the start of the French GP and wiped out Valtteri Bottas.Hamilton recovered to second, beating Raikkonen, but referred to "interesting tactics" from Ferrari on the podium and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said they had questioned whether the incident was ...

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Hamilton dropped to the back of the field after Raikkonen locked up and slid into his right-rear corner at Village, the first braking zone of the lap.Raikkonen was given a 10-second penalty for the collision, which prompted suspicion from Mercedes, with Hamilton referring to "interesting tactics" from Ferrari, and senior Mercedes figures suggesting it was "deliberate or incompetence" ...

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Just two races on from Valtteri Bottas being hit at the French Grand Prix by Sebastian Vettel at the first corner, Raikkonen made a mistake at Silverstone and clouted Hamilton at Turn 3 - earning himself a 10-second penalty.Although Hamilton recovered well to finish second, Wolff was far from happy about seeing his team facing a fightback again through no fault of its own.Asked by ...

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Mercedes used a safety car to get Bottas ahead of early race leader Vettel but the Ferrari driver used fresher, softer tyres to steal the victory with a superb move five laps from the end of the race.Hamilton then passed teammate Bottas at the same spot a lap later to seal second and Kimi Raikkonen made it a hat-trick of late passes at Brooklands to demote his countryman from the ...

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The 2000 and '01 Champ Car champion, who was briefly the sporting director of the previous Honda F1 team of the mid-2000s, was appointed by McLaren following Eric Boullier's resignation in the build-up to the British Grand Prix.De Ferran believes he can use the fastidious process of self-criticism and self-improvement that helped him be a successful driver to help McLaren recover from ...

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Hamilton will start his home race from pole, but after a mistake right at the end of his Q3 lap Bottas will start fourth, behind the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. With Red Bull looking less strong than in recent races, Mercedes may be able to focus its attention on fighting one rival, rather than two, “We will be going full attack,” said Wolff. “And part of that ...

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Hartley will start the race at Silverstone from the pitlane after a front-left suspension failure pitched him into the barriers at Brooklands and left Toro Rosso requiring a rebuild around a fresh monocoque.Though Honda has not found any "considerable damage" trackside, it has opted to change the internal combustion engine and MGU-K, and send the replaced parts back to Sakura for ...

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The Frenchman qualified 14th for the British Grand Prix, as the only Toro Rosso driver to take part in the session following Brendon Hartley’s heavy crash in final practice.Gasly said he was pleased with the performance of the car, even if the engine is holding Toro Rosso back.“The car was mega, but with the long straights at the moment it’s crazy how much time we lose,” he said.“We ...

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As reported by Motorsport.com last week, Ricciardo is close to signing a new deal with Red Bull after initially waiting to see if an opportunity would arise at Mercedes or Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas look like earning new deals at Mercedes while Sebastian Vettel will be partnered by either Kimi Raikkonen or Charles Leclerc. “It’s obviously looking more likely I’ll ...

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Both drivers spun off in Q1 when they experienced aerodynamic stalls after the DRS was deactivated.Stroll was stuck in the gravel trap and didn't record a time, while Sirotkin was able to recover, but was slowest of the 18 cars to complete a flying lap.Williams has decided that the problem resulted from the way its newly introduced rear wing was interacting with the floor, and has ...

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Red Bull’s two cars qualified a distant fifth and sixth for the British Grand Prix, with Verstappen 0.7s adrift of Lewis Hamilton’s pole time and Daniel Ricciardo 1.2s off the pace after suffering a DRS problem.“If you miss 70-80bhp you know you’re going to struggle,” Verstappen said after qualifying.“Also with the cars we have [since the 2017 regulation changes] a few corners became ...

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Vandoorne is yet to outqualify Alonso in 10 attempts this year, and in Q1 at Silverstone the gap between the pair was the biggest it's been all year.The Belgian was nine tenths slower than his teammate in the first segment, and had to do with 17th on the grid.Alonso, who wound up 13th, reckoned his qualifying performance was "without a doubt" his best in 2018.“Today was reall ...

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Hamilton was beaten by Sebastian Vettel on the first runs in Q3, and admitted he had to dig deep to find the time with which to secure his 76th career pole on the second runs.He cited the build-up to his home race against the background of England's World Cup involvement and the stiff challenge from Ferrari as the reasons behind his heightened emotional state."I think for me it would ...

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Vettel sat out the final minutes of FP3 after what Ferrari described as a neck "nuisance", which cost him a last qualifying simulation.He will start the race at Silverstone from second on the grid after missing out on pole to Lewis Hamilton by less than half a tenth of a second.Asked if he thought he could take pole, Vettel said: "To be honest this morning no, I wasn't sure if I ...

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With Silverstone’s flat out nature not suiting the Red Bull package, Ricciardo and teammate Max Verstappen knew that the best they could realistically hope for was locking out the third row of the grid.But Ricciardo was left even more annoyed when his best effort in qualifying was hurt by his DRS not opening down the Wellington Straight.“I lost it between Turns 4 and 6 in Q3,” he ...

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The Spaniard, who has started from the top 10 three times this season, qualified in 13th position, his best performance of the last four races.With the downforce and power demands of the Silverstone circuit highlighting the McLaren car's deficits, Alonso believes Saturday's showing was undoubtedly the best of 2018.Asked by Spanish TV if his qualifying performance had been on the ...

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Vettel had the edge after the first runs in the Q3 top 10 shootout by 57 thousandths of a second, but Hamilton turned the tables on the second runs.With the soft-compound Pirellis the tyre of choice through qualifying, Hamilton outpaced Vettel in the first and second sectors on the final run.This meant Vettel's flying final sector was not enough to reclaim top spot and left the ...

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