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Silverstone success has Vettel and Ferrari roaring in F1 title hunt

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Lewis Hamilton is going for his fifth consecutive British Grand Prix victory this weekend Credit GETTY IMAGES
Chelsea Rogers | 11 July, 2018, 06:09

Hamilton wrote on Instagram: "Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on".

"We took the risk to stay out, to try and win the race, because on-track it's always more hard (to overtake) with a similar auto". Sometimes we say dumb s*** and we learn from it'.

The four-time F1 world champion from Hertfordshire claimed his 76th career pole position, beating Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in P2 by 44 thousandths.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was third, after incurring a 10-second penalty for tangling with the slow-starting Hamilton at the third corner of the opening lap and sending the Briton spinning.

Vettel and Raikkonen pitted but Mercedes kept their drivers out, assuring Hamilton that he was "the fastest guy by miles" with everything to play for on tyres that would last the distance.

"We're in a tough battle this year", said Hamilton, who has now lost points in six of the 10 races through his or Mercedes' errors.

"In (technical director) James Allison's words, 'Do you think it is deliberate or incompetence?'" Wolff said. Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene told his driver.

Vettel strengthens his stranglehold on the championship, and will now head to his home race in Germany in a fortnight's time with an eight-point advantage. But with twenty laps to go Bottas led after Vettel pitted for tyres ahead of a safety auto period caused by Marcus Ericsson [Sauber] crashing heavily.

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"If it had been Bottas, it would have been five seconds, that's the thing". The clutch release on the 2016 auto also proved troublesome and the team worked hard to find a solution, including modifying the drivers' gloves to give a better feel for the paddle at the start.

"But for some reason on Sunday we didn't quite have what we expected and as soon as you get the wheelspin you lose traction and that lost him places quickly".

But despite finding himself at the back of the field Hamilton roared back into contention, helped by a safety auto and some bold tactics from Mercedes, and held on to finish second, although he was clearly still furious after the race.

"Allison worked at Maranello for many years, but now we are here in England teaching him to be a gentleman". Go be great today and be you and give zero f**** to what anybody thinks. This is the first time we've won together.

Looking ahead to Sunday's race, Hamilton added: "The start and the tyre management will be key for the race". "Obviously some others are more aggressive but it's about racing fair and square and having the best auto". "We made a decision to go for the track position, it was the right call in my view, and we wouldn't have won the race otherwise in my opinion".

"In the end, he was just 44 thousandths ahead of Sebastian - and Valtteri could have been right in the mix as well, apart from a mistake in the last corners that cost him over two tenths".

Always at his best when riled, Hamilton scythed his way through the pack with demonic intensity.

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