Lewis Hamilton will head into the summer break with a 19 point advantage over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after cruising to victory in the German Grand Prix on Sunday.
It was Hamilton’s sixth win of the year and represents a remarkable turnaround in his championship challenge following a troubled start to the season.
The Brit, who started on the front row, moved to the lead at the start of the race after Rosberg made a poor getaway from pole position, dropping down to fourth place.
The German’s recovered to second position, but a five second penalty for pushing Max Verstappen off the track left him just outside of the podium.
In between the two Mercedes drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen finished second and third respectively, catapulting Red Bull ahead of Ferrari in the constructors standings.
The Prancing Horses could finish no higher than fifth and sixth, with Sebastian Vettel leading Kimi Raikkonen to the chequered flag.
Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg was classified seventh ahead of the McLaren of Jenson Button, both drivers passing a struggling Valtteri Bottas in the latter stages of the race.
Sergio Perez collected the final point in 10th, after dispatching Fernando Alonso on the third-last lap of the race.
by Rachit Thukral