A few seconds behind his compatriot on track, Sebastian Vettel has revealed he was a cheerleader for Mick Schumacher at the end of the British Grand Prix.

Vettel has been serving as something of a mentor for the Haas driver during his 32-race Formula 1 career so far, which until Silverstone had not yielded a points-paying finish.

But Schumacher put that right with an eighth-place result to end an agonising wait for a top-10 – something which had been piling ever more pressure on the son of the seven-time former World Champion.

It could have been even better too, for the 23-year-old waged a late battle for P7 with none other than the reigning World Champion, Max Verstappen, who had dropped down the order due to damage on his Red Bull sustained by running over debris.

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