- Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday at Silverstone after a Safety Car period allowed him to jump Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who led the early part of the race. The result marked Hamilton's seventh win in 11 races this year, and saw him extend his drivers' championship lead to 39 points.

- Hamilton had shared the record for British Grand Prix wins with Alain Prost and Jim Clark heading into the weekend, but now pulls clear. It was also the 80th win of his F1 career, making him only the second driver in history to reach that landmark.

- Hamilton revealed after the race that he always planned to run a one-stop strategy despite most believing prior to the race a two-stop strategy was the better option. Mercedes had discussed splitting strategies with both Bottas and Hamilton before the race, receiving their approval to try something different with the driver in second place.

- Hamilton had enough life left in his tyres to set the fastest lap on the final lap of the race, picking up the bonus point in the process. "It was like the qualifying lap that I should have done yesterday," he said.

- Charles Leclerc managed to score his fourth straight podium finish by finishing third, highlighted by an intense battle with Max Verstappen through the early part of the race. Leclerc said that the stewards' ruling in Austria after his battle for the lead with Verstappen had made him change his approach, pushing with "borderline" moves.

- Leclerc did lose three places under the Safety Car after Ferrari pitted him one lap later after the earliest opportunity. Team boss Mattia Binotto said he did not think it was possible to pit Leclerc any sooner.

- Leclerc was able to recover the positions after a clash between Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen when battling for third dropped both cars back. Vettel hit the rear of Verstappen's car under braking at Vale, and took full blame for the incident, apologising to the Red Bull driver immediately in parc ferme. Vettel ultimately finished the race P16, having also received a 10-second time penalty and two penalty points on his FIA Super Licence for causing a collision.

- With Verstappen finishing fifth, Red Bull's charge was led by Pierre Gasly, who matched his best result in F1 so far (Bahrain 2018). Gasly said it was a breakthrough for Red Bull after a difficult start to the season that had seen the pressure grow on him.

- McLaren's Carlos Sainz was able to nail his one-stop strategy to rise from P13 on the grid to sixth in the race, saying getting ahead of the two Alfa Romeos on the opening lap was the key to his race. Sainz was then able to pit under the Safety Car and run a good long stint on the Hards to the end, fending off Renault's Daniel Ricciardo in the fight for P6 in the closing laps. Sainz's teammate Lando Norris lost out after pitting early and planning for a two-stop strategy, leaving him 11th thanks to the Safety Car's appearance.

- Daniil Kvyat was another big mover, recovering from a Q1 exit to finish ninth. Toro Rosso teammate Alexander Albon was hampered by a battery issue throughout the race, meaning he could not pit when planned as the car could not be touched. He finished 12th.

- Gunther Steiner placed blame with both Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for their opening lap clash that ultimately forced both to retire from the race. Antonio Giovinazzi was the only other driver to DNF at Silverstone.

- Sunday's race was officially started by Justin Whiting, the son of late F1 race director Charlie Whiting.

- The chequered flag was waved by recording artist Stormzy, with other celebrities present at Silverstone including Daniel Craig, Gareth Southgate, Professor Green, Chris Gayle, Jose Mourinho, Jack Nowell and Ugo Monye.

- The official attendance for Sunday's race was 351,000.



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