2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix
Vettel fights his way to the podiumLewis Hamilton won the 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix after an inspired drive in changeable conditions at Silverstone.
world champion saw off the threat of early leaders Williams, and then
made an inspired pit call when rain hit late in the race to ensure
victory over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg and the Ferrari of
The race started under summer skies, but
eventually delivered a typical English day, with rain arriving
unexpectedly for the final third of the race. When the rain came,
Raikkonen had been lying fifth and switched to Intermediate tyres on lap
38, while Vettel came in four laps later. It was enough to make the
difference when it came to tyre management, given that the rain
intensified just as Sebastian made his stop. Thanks to a great strategy,
Vettel managed to jump the two Williams cars ahead of him to go from
sixth to third place, returning him to the podium after a two race
absence. Raikkonen was forced to make a further stop because his tyres
were degrading and he ended up eighth.