Here at Rach F1 we've watched and rewatched a brilliant and dramatic round of racing at Silverstone. The British Grand Prix showing its legacy once more, but who mastered the track best this time around and who struggled on a typical British summer afternoon.
'Lewis Hamilton - A dominant drive saw the Brit take 25 points and keep his title challenge alive. The Mercedes driver and triple world champion crushed the field and will hope for a repeat of the grand slam result next time around in Hungary
Driver Rating - 9
Valtteri Bottas - Second place from ninth on the grid was a big fight back from the Finn. Bottas is staying in contact with the top two and took more points out of championship leader Sebastian Vettel to keep his name in the title fight. His pace is undeniable and without a penalty in Hungary who knows what could happen.
Driver Rating - 9.5
Kimi Raikkonen - Finland's second driver on the podium was looking odds on for second place until a left front tyre failure forced him into a second pit stop allowing compatriot Bottas through. Despite this the 'laggard' once more showed why even at his ripe old age he is in a Ferrari car
Driver Rating - 8
Sebastian Vettel - The championship leader was completely outdriven by both his team mate and his rivals. That's not something that he will want to be said many more times this season if he wants to take Ferrari to their first drivers title for a decade. Having seen a tyre failure identical to Raikkonen's and with it his championship lead evaporate to one solitary point it was a lacklustre performance for the German
Driver Rating - 5
Max Verstappen - The Dutchman battled hard but had the clear third fastest car and capitalised well to take fourth place. Showed his racing instinct in a solid but unspectacular drive.
Driver Rating - 7
Daniel Ricciardo - The honey badger, who was forced to start from the back of the grid, flew up the order to take a top 5 in one of the fight backs of the year. Top marks, Daniel!
Driver Rating - 9
The Rach F1 Driver of the Day award for Silverstone goes to Renault's Nico Hulkenberg. The German saw his stock soar taking his underpowered and distinctly average Renault to a mega P6. While his team mate Jolyon Palmer is yet to score this season and unfortunately couldn't even make the start of his home race Hulkenberg took his and the team's tally to 26 for this season. Here's to hoping he can repeat this a few more times and that top tier drive could soon have his name on it.
Driver Rating - 10
Finally the rest of the grid:
Force India and Williams both struggled and failed to hit the heights of previous races and none of the drivers overly excelled and all pick up a Driver Rating - 6
The last driver we will review this race is the Russian Missile, the torpedo himself Daniil Kvyat. The 'New Maldonado' has struck again and this time committed F1's cardinal sin of taking out not only himself but his team mate Carlos Sainz Jr and it's fair to say Helmut Marko and Franz Tost will not be impressed (even though they may see it as Karma for Sainz's recent outspoken comments about Red Bull seats).
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by Matthew Gannon