Lewis Hamilton wins a record sixth British Grand Prix at Silverstone
The championship pace-setter got the better of teammate Valtteri Bottas, who started on pole, to take the lead and from that stage never looked like relinquishing his advantage.
Hamilton led by over 20 seconds entering the final laps of the race and cruised to his sixth win in the race, surpassing both Clark and Prost and moving two clear of Nigel Mansell.
With Bottas second, it was another dominant display from the Silver Arrows who are on course for their sixth constructors’ title in succession.
‘Honestly I’m a bit out of breath,’ Hamilton told compatriot and former world champions Jenson Button.
‘I can’t tell you how proud I am to be here today in front of my home crowd.
‘There’s so many British flags out there and every year I see it and you think you get used to it but it feels like the first time and I’m forever grateful to everyone out here I hope you enjoyed the day.
‘I couldn’t have done it without these guys, I couldn’t have done it without the team and everyone at the factory and their family who support them with all the time they spend away, they work so hard in their jobs………read more