Sport Driver Ratings: 2017 British Grand Prix

17:05  17 july  2017
17:05  17 july  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Lewis Hamilton takes pole for F1 British GP for 5th time

  Lewis Hamilton takes pole for F1 British GP for 5th time Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the fifth time at the British Grand Prix on Saturday, ahead of Ferrari rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel in rainy conditions. Hamilton sped around Silverstone in 1 minute, 26.6 seconds in front of his home fans.They cheered the three-time Formula One world champion at the end of a week when he faced criticism for being the only driver to snub a promotional event in London."I feel amazing, especially with a great crowd like this around the track," Hamilton said. "These typical English conditions are what we grew up racing in. I'm comfortable in it.

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Lewis Hamilton dominated on home turf this weekend as his victory at the Silverstone Circuit meant he matched Jim Clarke’s record of five victories at the British Grand Prix. Valterri Bottas crossed the line in second place to complete a solid Mercedes 1 – 2, despite starting from ninth on the grid after incurring a five-place grid penalty for a gear box change. The strong performance from Mercedes means that they are now 55 points ahead of Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen completed the podium. The Finn would have crossed the line in 2nd if it wasn’t for one of his tyres collapsing at the death. Both Red Bull’s drove solid races as Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo crossed the line in fourth and fifth respectively and Nico Hulkenberg equalled his best finish of the season in 6th. A tyre failure for Sebastian Vettel on the penultimate lap also meant that the four-time world champion could only finish seventh and is now just one point ahead of Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship. Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez and Felipe Massa rounded out the top 10. Here’s the ratings from the race.

Ricciardo hit with five-place grid penalty

  Ricciardo hit with five-place grid penalty Daniel Ricciardo has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix after Red Bull opted to change his gearbox ahead of Saturday’s third practice session. Due to the Australian’s gearbox not lasting the mandatory six consecutive grand prix’s, he will start five places lower than wherever he qualifies for the race. Red Bull informed the FIA on Friday night it was opting to change the unit; it’s the second time this season Ricciardo has been forced to change his gearbox, the first occurring at the opening round in Melbourne. Ricciardo will join Valtteri Bottas in the list of drivers taking grid penalties, the Mercedes driver was also forced to change his gearbox on Friday. Red Bull is expected to mount a challenge to Mercedes and Ferrari this weekend, despite both Ricciardo and Verstappen finishing adrift of their rivals in both practice sessions so far. The 28-year-old is on a run of five successive podium finishes going into this weekend, Ricciardo’s best finish at Silverstone is a third-place finish in 2014.

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Bottas set for five-place grid penalty due to gearbox change .
Valtteri Bottas is set to take a five-place grid penalty for changing his gearbox ahead of Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Bottas topped both of Friday’s practice sessions at Silverstone, narrowly beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in each session by less than a tenth of a second. The Finnish ace will suffer the same fate as Hamilton in Austria, after failing to meet the minimum amount of races before making a gearbox change. Mercedes changed Bottas’ gearbox following the Spanish Grand Prix and shouldn’t have changed it before the Belgian GP. However, Bottas’ gearbox was damaged in a similar way to Hamilton’s after Baku, which will mean he will start no higher than sixth in Sunday’s race. The 27-year-old won his second race of the season in Austria, closing the gap to his team-mate in the drivers’ championship to 15 points.

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