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2018-07-09 09:38

Robin Classen

Image: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP

In a controversy-filled British Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel disrupted Lewis Hamilton's home race and extended his lead in the 2018 Drivers' championship.

It proved to be Ferrari's first win at the circuit since 2011 and Vettel's first win in Silverstone since 2009, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Hamilton recovery

There was a definite buzz in the air that Lewis Hamilton would take a record fifth win in succession and a record sixth overall.

#BritishGP: Vettel wrecks Hamilton's home party with stunning Ferrari win

It looked as if the gremlins of the Austrian GP came back to haunt Mercedes as Kimi Raikkonen collided with Hamilton on the opening lap and went from pole position to dead last.

An inspired drive saw Hamilton slowly work his way up the grid and finish the race behind eventual winner Vettel.

Vettel now holds an 8 point lead over Hamilton but the Ferrari driver will be looking to pick up consecutive wins on home soil at the German grand prix in a few weeks time.

Here are the top 5 moments of the British GP:

1. Vettel picks up his first British GP win since 2009

There was no stopping the four-time champion as he seized the lead at the start of the race and fought back after losing the initiative during two safety car periods to register his second win at Silverstone and the 51st of his career.

The win also means he equals the tally of F1 great Alain Prost.

Vettel's team mate Kimi Raikkonen also finished on the podium in third place with Valtteri Bottas in fourth.

With the German grand prix coming up in a few weeks time, Vettel will be looking forward to a homecoming of his own.

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