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Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas to take record sixth British Grand Prix victory and extend championship lead

15 July 2019 [11:49] - TODAY.AZ

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Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for a record sixth time. The Formula One world champion took advantage of a safety car to jump ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, delighting the bumper 141,000-strong Silverstone crowd, Trend reports citing Telegraph.

The win, Hamilton's seventh from 10 rounds, takes the Briton ever closer to a sixth world title. He is now 39 points clear of Bottas in the championship standings.

On a sensational day for Hamilton, the Englishman also secured a bonus point by posting a stunning track record on his final lap. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc finished third after Sebastian Vettel crashed into the back of Max Verstappen.

Red Bull driver Verstappen managed to finish fifth, but Vettel dropped to 16th with the damage sustained in the incident. The Ferrari driver was also hit with a 10-second penalty for causing the collision.

Lando Norris crossed the line a disappointing 11th on his maiden home event, the British teenager's race scuppered by strategy. For Hamilton, his stroke of luck arrived on lap 20 of the 52-lap race when Antonio Giovinazzi beached his Alfa Romeo at Brooklands.

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