Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton took a lights to flag victory at home in the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit.

Hamilton took his 91st career pole on Saturday and dominated the race until he suffered a puncture on the left front on the last lap of the race.

Max Verstappen came home in second place for Red Bull Racing while Charles Leclerc said he was happy with the balance of the car as he completed the podium for Scuderia Ferrari.

Speaking following the race Hamilton said everything was relatively smooth sailing. Hamilto said he owes it to the team and takes a 30 points lead in the championship to next weekend’s 70th anniversary race and is his 87th race win just four behind Michael Schumacher’s 91 race wins.

Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing just ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and Esteban Ocon in the second Renault. Pierre Gasly finished the race in seventh just ahead of Alex Albon.

Lance Stroll was ninth for Racing Point just ahead of Sebastian Vettel who scored the final point for Ferrari.

Valtteri Bottas finished eleventh after suffering the same failure as Lewis Hamilton having been in second in the race for the entire event.

George Russell finished the race in 12th place for Williams Racing just ahead of McLaren’s Carlos Sainz who also suffered a tyre failure.

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN’s Antonio Giovinazzi came home in 14th just ahead of Williams Nicholas Latifi and Romain Grosjean. Kimi Raikkonen had a disastrous race struggling from the start suffering a front wing failure coming home in 17th place.

Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat both brought out safety cars when they crashed out in separate incidents. Nico Hulkenberg failed to start the race due to an engine issue.

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