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We will be back next weekend with coverage of the German GP. In the meantime you can get all the post-race news from Silverstone by heading over to the F1 channel on Crash.net. Thank-you and goodbye...
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And that's about it from the British GP LIVE on Crash.net. We hope you enjoyed it...
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Constructors’ points (top 6) post-British GP: 1 Red Bull, 219; 2 Mercedes, 171; 3 Ferrari, 168; 4 Lotus, 124; 5 Force India, 59; 6 McLaren, 37
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Drivers’ points (top 8) post-British GP: 1 Vettel, 132; 2 Alonso, 111; 3 Raikkonen, 98; 4 Hamilton, 89; 5 Webber, 87; 6 Rosberg, 82; 7 Massa, 57; 8 di Resta, 36
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Damon Hill now on the podium to chat to the top-three
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Rosberg, Webber and Alonso spray the champagne at Silverstone
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Rosberg on the podium now. Congratulations to him and Mercedes
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Button finishes a lowly 13th
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No points for Williams still - Maldonado and Bottas P11 and P12 at finish
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Lap 52: Massa, Sutil, Ricciardo, di Resta and Hulkenberg complete the top 10
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Lap 52: Here's the order at the finish of the British GP: Rosberg, Webber, Alonso, Hamilton and Raikkonen
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Lap 52: Rosberg wins the British GP by just 0.7secs
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Lap 52: Grosjean retires...
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Final lap...
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Lap 51: Hamilton now gets Raikkonen and is 4th...
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Lap 50: Here's the top 5: Rosberg, Webber, Alonso, Raikkonen and Hamilton
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Lap 50: Alonso passes Raikkonen for P3
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Lap 50: Alonso closing on Raikkonen
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Just 3 laps to go now...
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Lap 48: Rosberg leads by 1.3s from Webber
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Lap 48: All action here, Alonso is now by Sutil... and up to P4. Hamilton then passes him as well
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Lap 48: Webber gets Raikkonen and takes 2nd
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Lap 47: Alonso passes Ricciardo and moves up to P5; Hamilton follows him through to...
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Lap 47: Webber is up to P3 and passed Sutil; Perez retires after that tyre problem
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Lap 46: Perez has suffered a tyre failure...
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Lap 46: Alonso passes Button on old pit straight and up to P7
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We are back racing
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Safety Car to come in on this lap...
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Lap 45: SC still out
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Correction - that was the order on lap 43
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Lap 42: Here's the order under the SC (top 10): Rosberg, Raikkonen, Sutil, Ricciardo, Webber, Perez, Button, Alonso, Hamilton and Grosjean
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Lots of runners taking the chance to pit now under SC conditions - including Rosberg, the new race leader
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Lap 42: Safety car is deployed as Vettel's car has stopped in an awkward place on the start-finish straight
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Lap 42: Vettel slows - has lost drive, is out. His first non-finish of year
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Lap 40: Here's the order - Vettel leads, 2.1s up on Rosberg, then it is Raikkonen, Webber and Alonso...
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Lap 39: Rosberg closing on Vettel (gap now 1.6s)
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Jean-Eric Vergne has become the first retirement (pulling out on lap 37)
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Lap 38: Vettel leads by 2.2s from Rosberg
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Lap 38: Hamilton passes di Resta at Farm for P11
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Lap 37: Great battle b/n di Resta and Hamilton - now for P11 - after the stops...
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Replays show Sutil and Hulkenberg making contact. Sutil's front wing gets a few 'modifications'!
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Lap 36: Race leader Vettel stops (only 2.6s). Keeps lead...
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Lap 35 - 2/3 distance: The order is: Vettel, Rosberg, Raikkonen, Alonso, Webber...
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Lap 35: Rosberg pits from P2. Will Vettel also stop now?
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Lap 34: Hamilton loses another place, this time to Webber
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Lap 34: Sutil and di Resta box
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Lap 34: Raikkonen and Alonso (on fresh rubber) pass Hamilton
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Lap 33: Button and Ricciardo now pit...
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Lap 32: Hamilton and di Resta battling for P8 at moment...
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Lap 32: Webber pits too
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Lap 31: Alonso and Grosjean make their 2nd stops
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Lap 30: Here's the top 5: Vettel, Rosberg, Alonso, Sutil and Ricciardo. Vettel's lead is 3.1s
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Lap 30: Raikkonen makes his second stop
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Lap 29: Grosjean loses another place and is passed by Webber
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Lap 28: Ricciardo by Grosjean and up to P6
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Still no retirements - but the story so far is very much tyres with Hamilton, Massa and Vergne having had those failures
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Lap 26: Half distance - Vettel leads by 2.5s from Rosberg. Sutil is 3rd, 5.5s off P2
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Lap 25: Vettel pulling away... 2.1s up on Rosberg. Sutil is 3rd (+6.6s), then it is Alonso, Kimi, Grosjean, Ricciardo, Webber, Perez, Button and the rest...
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Correction: Hamilton was running 14th. He is now up to 13th having passed Gutierrez
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Lap 24: DRS enabled
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Lap 23: Hamilton now running in 13th after suffering that tyre failure while in the lead
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Lap 22: Vettel leads by 1.3s from Rosberg. Then it is Sutil, Alonso and Raikkonen...
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Lap 22: Webber around the outside of Perez for P8
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We are back racing as we go into lap 22
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Safety car is coming in this lap (21)
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Lap 20: Safety car still out
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Lap 20: Grosjean, Ricciardo, Perez, Webber and Button round out top 10. Di Resta is now 11th...
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Lap 20: Here's the top 5 - Vettel, Rosberg, Sutil, Alonso and Raikkonen
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Teams are warning drivers not to run over the kerbs. Seems this might be one factor causing the tyre failures...
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Lap 18: Still under Safety car conditions as the track is cleaned up
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Red Bull report they found cuts on Vettel's tyres at his first stop
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Mark Webber tells team: 'What the hell happened at the start?' Earlier re-plays show there was contact with Grosjean
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Looks like the SC has been deployed due to all the debris on track
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Lap 16: Safety car is deployed
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Lap 15: Here's the top 5 - Vettel, Rosberg, Sutil, Alonso and Raikkonen
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Lap 15: Another tyre failure - this time for Jean-Eric Vergne... - not a good day for Pirelli
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Vettel re-joins and keeps the lead
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Lap 13: Vettel told to box...
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Rosberg and Sutil both pit...
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Lap 12: Alonso passes Raikkonen
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Lap 11: Vettel leads Rosberg by 3.3s
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More runners pitting now - Kimi, Ricciardo and Button
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Massa makes it back to the pits and with new rubber re-joins
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Alonso and Webber both pit
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Lap 10: Here's the top 5 - Vettel, Rosberg, Sutil, Raikkonen and Alonso
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Lap 10: Felipe Massa goes off - left rear tyre issue...
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Lap 10: Grosjean pits...
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Lap 9: Vettel leads by 2.5s from Rosberg. Sutil is third
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Hamilton gets back to the pits and re-joins, albeit way down...
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Vettel now leads after Lewis' misfortune
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Looks like it is game over now for Lewis. He is trying to get back to the pits
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Drama - Lewis Hamilton has a puncture...
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Lap 6: Hamilton is now 2.1s up on Vettel
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Jenson Button tells the team his tyres are all overheating. He is now 11th and has Mark Webber on his tail..
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Lap 5: Here's the order: Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg, Sutil, Massa, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Alonso, Grosjean and Perez
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Paul di Resta making progress - is now up to 16th from last
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Lap 4: Hamilton starting to pull away? ..gap now 1.9s...
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Lap 3: Hamilton sets the f/lap. His lead is up to 1.5s
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Lap 2: Hamilton leads by 1.2s from Vettel
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Lap 2: Alonso passes Grosjean for P8
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Then it is Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Grosjean, Alonso and Button
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OK, 1 lap down. It is Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg, Sutil and Massa
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Mark Webber has dropped right back and is now 15th!
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They are off. Great start from Lewis Hamilton...
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They are forming up on the grid
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Drivers' have set off for the formation lap. The race will be 52 laps...
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Not long now - we assume you have your drinks/food at hand? Get set for an exciting race (fingers crossed!)
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Pirelli adds: "If the ambient and track temperatures rise (which increases wear and degradation) a three-stop strategy might just be quicker... Start on the medium and then change to the medium again on lap 15. Change to the hard on lap 28 and a final stop for the hard on lap 41."
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Pirelli predicts: "The quickest strategy for the race seems to be a two-stopper: assuming, of course, that conditions remain dry. Start on the medium tyre, change to the medium on lap 17, and then to the hard tyre on lap 35."
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Pirelli are predicting between two and three pit stops per car if conditions stay largely the same as Saturday
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Less than 10 minutes until the off - so still time to grab a drink and some food...
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We hope you are sitting comfortably ready for the race. It's national anthem time at Silverstone...
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The clock is ticking and the cars are currently being prepared on the grid...
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Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa and Jean-Eric Vergne round out the top 12
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Daniel Ricciardo, Adrian Sutil, Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen will line up in positions 5 through to 8
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Paul di Resta should have lined-up 5th - but after qualifying his car was found to be underweight. He will start from the back now.
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Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber fill row 2 for Red Bull
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Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for Mercedes, with Nico Rosberg alongside him in the sister car
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Here’s a quick re-cap on qualifying...
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McLaren is only sixth with 37 points.
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Mercedes (134), Lotus (114) and Force India (51) are 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively
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In the Constructors’, Red Bull have 201 points on the board – 56 more than Ferrari (on 145)
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Kimi Raikkonen is third on 88, followed by Lewis Hamilton (77) and Mark Webber (69).
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Vettel has 132 points, 36 more than Fernando Alonso in 2nd (on 96).
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Coming into the w/d Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull lead the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships
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After the rain on Friday, the race looks set to be dry - although with the British weather, never say never!
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