British Grand Prix: Can you name the British winners?

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The Englishman clearly blamed Raikkonen, who was handed a 10-seconds penalty, for the crash and found it hard to face the Finn or accept an apology. He went on to make reference to Vettel taking out Valtteri Bottas on the first lap of the French Grand Prix two weeks ago, but stopped short of saying Raikkonen defnitely hit him on objective at Silverstone.

The first-lap contact comes two weeks after Vettel ran into Valtteri Bottas at Turn 1 in the French Grand Prix, and on the podium Hamilton commented "interesting tactics I would say from their side". For tomorrow, I think the night will help so I'm not anxious.

Hamilton secured pole 24 hours earlier, but his getaway here was slow and it was not long before Vettel had passed the Brit for the lead with Bottas following suit.

The incident at Turn 3, which saw Raikkonen collide with the Briton sending him into a spin which dropped him to last, follows a similar clash in France in which Vettel hit Valtteri Bottas at the first corner.

"Obviously it's a racing incident and I can't see behind me".

"Our team did an unbelievable job this weekend, we have so much support and so much pressure for us all", he said.

Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas led and might have won but for a second safety auto, after Renault's Carlos Sainz and Haas's Romain Grosjean collided, that kept the front four nose to tail and only fractions apart.

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We'll have to focus more on defending from set pieces because we conceded today from a set-piece. At that point, Subasic had to go the rest of the way for the Croatians.

"I couldn't really go anywhere, so I thought "I can't do that again", and the fact that I think I was a bit further back and we were close to the braking zone, he was covering the inside, and then still gave me a little bit of room and that's what I used to make the move happen".

"A five-second penalty and a 10-second penalty doesn't feel..."

In both cases, the penalty did not seem sufficient to satisfy Mercedes, or their drivers, after their races were wrecked by rivals' mistakes. "We're in for a serious fight, which is great for the fans, and I hope we can pull through".

The Red Bull pairing of Dutch 20-year-old Max Verstappen, victor in Austria last weekend, and Australian Daniel Ricciardo qualified fifth and sixth.

Elsewhere, solid drives from Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg pushed them level with Force India in the points table.

Monaco's Charles Leclerc had also been on course to score for Sauber but was ordered to stop after an unsafe release from the pits while in eighth place.