Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

Vettel triumphant in the battle of Silverstone

Vettel triumphant in the battle of Silverstone

Hamilton hit out at Ferrari's dirty track tactics after he charged back to second place but did not shake hands with Raikkonen following the race at Silverstone on Sunday.

Hamilton suffered the worst possible start in the British Grand Prix after he got off to a poor start with both Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas overtaking him into the first corner.

Hamilton was spun round at the first corner by Vettel's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, but turned in a masterful display, and took advantage of two safety vehicle periods to finish behind Vettel.

Vettel won on Hamilton's home turf to move eight points clear of the Briton, who recovered from last to finish second.

"Incompetent, who Kimi? Who is he to judge what a driver is doing in the auto, I can accept it from Jacques (Villeneuve) because he's been a driver, but that person? No".

It was Ferrari's first win in Britain since 2011.

Later, after removing the post, and when addressing a fan who defended Hamilton, she added: "Just to be clear, I was not talking about the driver but the team who was crying afterwards that someone did something on goal. Not an easy day, but I got something out of it".

Although he may have been disappointed not to secure a sixth win at Silverstone, it was still a spectacular afternoon for the 33-year-old to go from the back of the grid and end up finishing second.

"It was my mistake", he said.

"If our two drivers make a mistake twice and take the same team out, I would be apologizing".

Vettel opted to pit for Soft tyres while Bottas stayed out on Mediums to pick up the lead of the race.

The crash was quickly under investigation by race stewards with Raikkonen being handed a 10-second penalty.

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Both spun and rejoined, Hamilton after running off track.

"I think my car's broken", Hamilton said.

Verstappen and Raikkonen were third and fourth with Ricciardo fifth.

While Vettel led from Bottas at the front all eyes were on Hamilton and his comeback drive through the field.

A furious finale to match the frantic first lap looked certain when Ericsson then crashed at Turn One.

With fourteen laps to go a second safety auto period caused by Carlos Sainz [Renault] and Romain Grosjean [Haas] came together.

With Hamilton left with everything to do, it was Vettel that took the early march on the Mercedes of Valterri Bottas. In Austria, Kimi was second and Sebastian third and there was no letting Sebastian past at all.

As at Spielberg, Hamilton was concerned by the decision. "I'm not comfortable at all", he said. "You are the fastest by miles, so don't give up".

On re-start, at Stowe, Bottas pulled away.

Red Bull's Christian Horner said it is obvious that "tension" between the top two teams is hotting up at the mid-point of an intense championship fight.

'A five-second penalty (for Vettel in France) and 10-second penalty here spoils our race.

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