British Grand Prix Review

British Grand Prix Review

Thank you Williams….Thank you rain.  A combination of a blazing start by both Williams drivers and rain in the last 15 laps added much needed excitement to the British Grand Prix.  This time Lewis Hamilton and Niko Rosberg had to work for it.  Getting spanked off the line by the upstart Williams was surprising as Mercedes seemed to bog down on the start.  For most of the race it was a four car train as Massa, Bottas, Hamilton and Rosberg fought for every tenth.  Finally, we had the excitement and the on-track battles that F1 is really about and a few surprises such as Vettel’s third place finish.

McLaren Honda finally scored a point.  Surprising that the once mighty McLaren is fighting for table scraps.  

Race Recap

Bad Start

Williams vs Mercedes

Pit Lane Drama

RESULTS:

1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 52 laps 1hr 31m 27.729s

2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes +10.9s

3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari +25.4s

4. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes +36.8s

5. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes +1m01.1s

6. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull-Renault +1m 03.9s

7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes +1m 18.7s

8. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari +1 lap

9. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes +1 lap

10. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda +1 lap

 

11. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari +1 lap

12. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor-Ferrari +3 laps

13. Will Stevens GBR Manor-Ferrari +3 laps

 

Rtd Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Renault 31 laps completed electrics

Rtd Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-Renault 21 laps completed engine

Rtd Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso-Renault 3 laps completed accident

Rtd Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus-Mercedes 1 lap completed accident

Rtd Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus-Mercedes 0 laps completed accident

Rtd Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 0 laps completed accident

Dns Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber-Ferrari gearbox

Indy Car Flip On-Board

Indy Car Flip On-Board

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