Lewis Hamilton hits back at critics after winning British Grand Prix

"It was incredible - I was inspired by all the kids who came".

Daniel Ricciardo was fifth for Red Bull, coming through from P19 on the grid, gaining a place on the last lap, demoting Renault's Nico Hulkenberg to sixth, with Vettel seventh and the two Force Indias in eighth and ninth, with Esteban Ocon leading Sergio Perez.

"I think there's been a lot of growth with [team boss] Toto [Wolff] and I - from that meeting we had at the end of previous year". It was not easy, with so many cars to get through, but the team did a ideal strategy. I feel we've grown together in a really positive year, and Valtteri on board has brought a lot of positivity to the team and dispelled a lot of negativity we had before.

He was very angry when he shouted at the team by radio at the end of Q3.

"Mercedes were just a bit faster today". Kimi Raikkonen will start in second place with Hamilton's title rival Vettel only third. The Spaniard also made contact with Kevin Magnussen's Haas.

Kvyat, who has been involved in a series of incidents of late, looked at fault and was given a drive-through penalty for rejoining the track in an unsafe fashion.

"I got a good start and then, after that, I was really able to manage the gap to Kimi", explained Hamilton.

Vettel, whose brakes were smoking before the start, lost third to Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo, a victor in Azerbaijan in June, will join Alonso at the rear after a gearbox penalty followed by the auto halting on track in the first phase and bringing out the red flags.

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff believe the Mercedes driver's critics have been silenced by his dominant performance in the British GP.

Whereas disappointed to lose second place on what was arguably his best race of the season so far, Raikkonen was much happier with the feeling he hand behind the wheel of his SF70H, and he hopes he can find a similar feeling in the upcoming races. Just before Turn 6, on the first straight, the front left tyre.it didn't explode but the rubber part kind of came off suddenly in the middle of the straight. Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso was forced to retire from the race following a power unit failure.

With 10 laps remaining, Hamilton was clear by 12 seconds and Bottas, fourth, was closing on Vettel, intent on fighting for a podium finish.

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