F1 Grand Prix Review: British Grand Prix
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F1 Grand Prix Review: British Grand Prix
The cards reshuffled… Well. Slightly. Lewis Hamilton took a slightly less than convincing pole position on Saturday. Though he scored his third straight pole in Britain, Lewis could only claim this one by a mere tenth of a second from Nico Rosberg.
Over half a second down the road and filling the second row were both Williams cars, creating an almost-fairy tale effort for the racing veterans. Shortly after them came both Ferrari’s, this time in a particular order with Raikkonen leading the red front.
Red Bull slotted in with Kvyat being the shining star for the Milton Keynes bunch. He lead junior team driver Carlos Sainz to seventh.
Nico Hulkenberg claimed ninth in his “B-Spec” car. Following him came the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo.
|1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 32.248s|
|2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 32.361s|
|3. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes 1m 33.085s|
|4. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 33.149s|
|5. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 33.379s|
|6. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 33.547s|
|7. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull-Renault 1m 33.636s|
|8. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Renault 1m 33.649s|
|9. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 33.673s|
|10. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-Renault 1m 33.943s|
|11. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 34.268s|
|12. Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus-Mercedes 1m 34.289s|
|13. Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso-Renault 1m 34.502s|
|14. Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus-Mercedes 1m 34.511s|
|15. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 34.868s|
|16. Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber-Ferrari 1m 34.888s|
|17. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 34.959s|
|18. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 35.207s|
|19. Will Stevens GBR Manor Marussia 1m 37.364s|
|20. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor Marussia 1m 39.377s|
The Shakespearian tale of drama, ploy, tragedy and triumph. The stars were meant to have aligned. Lewis was supposed have a good start and dominate the race. But no, the universe had something else in store. Both Williams cars slipped their clutches perfectly and before the end of the first lap, Frank’s cars were up front.
The Martini liveried cars were leading one-two for roughly a third of the full race distance. However, key decisions over team orders prevented Bottas from taking his leading teammate and vanishing ahead into the British heat of the day.
The Mercedes lads were consistently behind the Williams boys, quietly nibbling at their heels. A well planned pit stop from Hamilton saw his Silver Arrows enter the pits for a change of tyres before either Williams driver. His stealthy in and out laps catapulted him to the front where he gained control of his hoe race.
A series of showers scattered around the Silverstone track held everyone’s breath captive. “To pit, or not to pit?” Was the question.
In the end, the ultimate victors were final winner Lewis Hamilton, second in line Nico Rosberg, and strangely, the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.
|6||DANIIL KVYAT||RUS||RED BULL||+63.955s||8|
|7||NICO HULKENBERG||GER||FORCE INDIA||+78.744s||6|
|8||KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN||FIN||FERRARI||+1 lap||4|
|9||SERGIO PEREZ||MEX||FORCE INDIA||+1 lap||2|
|10||FERNANDO ALONSO||ESP||MCLAREN||+1 lap||1|
|11||MARCUS ERICSSON||SWE||SAUBER||+1 lap||0|
|12||ROBERTO MERHI||ESP||MARUSSIA||+3 laps||0|
|13||WILL STEVENS||GBR||MARUSSIA||+3 laps||0|
|RT||CARLOS SAINZ||ESP||TORO ROSSO||DNF||0|
|RT||DANIEL RICCIARDO||AUS||RED BULL||DNF||0|
|RT||MAX VERSTAPPEN||NED||TORO ROSSO||DNF||0|
Fastest lap – Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 37.093s (lap 29)
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Posted on July 6, 2015, in Grand Prix in Review and tagged 2015 F1 Season, Alonso, Bernie Eccelstone, Bernie Ecclestone, Bottas, British Grand Prix, Button, Carlos Sainz, Dane Hansen, Daniel Ricciardo, F1 2015, F1 Blog, F1 Highlights, F1 news, F1 Preview, F1 review, Freelance, Freelance blogger, Freelance Motorsport, Grand Prix, Grand Prix Preview, Grand prix review, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.