Ferrari and Vettel steal Hamilton’s thunder, Mercedes make some dubious claims, Ocon makes a statement, bad luck stalks Bottas again and Haas, well, Haas are Haas again…
Vettel delivers clean race and races cleanly
Car number 44 may have been the favourite to win in Britain, with Lewis Hamilton having won four straight British Grands Prix and qualifying on pole position. But Sebastian Vettel who triumphed thanks to a blistering start and a champion’s courage to pass Valtteri Bottas late on to claim win number 4 of the season.
This in itself is important as if he and Hamilton finish the season level on points, the Championship will be decided on race wins – and Vettel now has one more than his rival.