Vettel wins British Grand Prix to extend world title lead

Vettel edges Lewis in FP2 at Silverstone1:48World champion Lewis Hamilton takes on our fiendish quiz which has only one rule- You Have To Answer

Vettel edges Lewis in FP2 at Silverstone1:48World champion Lewis Hamilton takes on our fiendish quiz which has only one rule- You Have To Answer

Lewis Hamilton has accepted an apology from Kimi Raikkonen for their British GP crash and acknowledged the first-lap collision "was a racing incident".

Hamilton, from his record 76th pole, appeared bogged down as he responded and was instantly in a scrap for third with Raikkonen, who collided with the Briton under braking into Turn Three.

Hamilton started on pole but squandered that advantage when wheel-spin at the start saw him fall behind Vettel, who started second and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who also capitalised to move into second.

Raikkonen was adjudged to have been at fault with the stewards meting out a 10-second penalty. From there he followed the leading auto of Sebastian Vettel, unable to catch the German and remaining behind him after the first round of pit stops.

Hamilton's body language as he kept away from Raikkonen in the pre-podium room and during the champagne spraying told its own story.

Meanwhile, Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo finished the race in fifth on Sunday to hold onto his fourth overall position in the championship.

Hamilton had referred to "interesting tactics" immediately after the race, in which Raikkonen hit the back of his vehicle and spun him round on the first lap.

Two weeks ago in Austria, Vettel only received a five-second penalty for taking out Bottas on the first lap.

Sebastian Vettel was the one raising an index finger to express how he felt about winning at Silverstone for the second time, and maybe in defiance of the idea that Hamilton is the driver of the age.

Carlos Sainz was a shock Q1 casualty after the Renault driver encountered traffic on his final qualifying lap, meaning he qualifies 16th just ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne's McLaren.

Whilst it looked like Bottas would remain behind Vettel for the duration of the race, a surprise safety vehicle threw teams a strategy curveball.

Sebastian Vettel's win at Silverstone, ending a run of four straight Lewis Hamilton wins (and five in a row for Mercedes), controversy arose from comments made post-race. "I think my car's broken", said the defending champion as he reconciled himself to a charge through a field shaken by the opening lap incidents. "At the end we had a two and four, and that was better than where we were running before".

"I gave every bit of energy I had, I didn't have anything left when I came in. I deserved it", he added of the penalty.

"It's true that they are very strong around here and we expect them to be very strong tomorrow, but I hope we can be there and I hope we can be close".