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British GP (2019)

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British GP: All the F1 winners since 1950

The British Grand Prix was the first-ever Formula 1 World Championship event in 1950, and has been run every year since at Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Aintree. Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver at this event, with seven wins to his name. Here are all the winners from across the years, click on the arrows above to scroll through them…

Leclerc no longer "intimidated" to adapt Ferrari to his style

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc says he is no longer reluctant to adapt the Italian outfit’s 2019 Formula 1 car to suit his driving style, having been “a little bit intimidated” at the start of the year.

Frustrated Steiner "still not over" Haas duo's British GP clash

Haas boss Gunther Steiner has admitted that he is "still not over" his drivers colliding at the British Grand Prix, as he said it was "disappointing" his duo had let the team down.

Steiner seeking firm "solution" to Haas driver clashes

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says he must come up with a “solution” to his clashing drivers because team instructions are not getting through to them.

Verstappen's British GP 'turbo lag' down to throttle application

Max Verstappen’s rapid application of the throttle on his Red Bull Formula 1 car is the suspected cause of his ‘turbo lag’ issue during the British Grand Prix weekend.

Hamilton's shock fastest lap "made data look silly" - Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton made “all the data look a little bit silly” when he stole the fastest lap point from Valtteri Bottas at the end of the British GP.

Leclerc says he raced Verstappen "harder than normal"

Charles Leclerc has admitted that he upped the aggression with his racing at the British Grand Prix in the wake of losing victory in Austria when he was barged out of the way by Max Verstappen.

Hulkenberg: Renault "left points on the table" at Silverstone

Renault Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg says his team "left points on the table" in the British Grand Prix, with team boss Cyril Abiteboul admitting the strategy "didn't really help" the German.

Valkyrie's British GP debut was "two fingers" to sceptics

Aston Martin’s first public run of the Valkyrie hypercar it developed with Red Bull was chosen for the British Grand Prix partly to give “two fingers” to the company’s critics.

McLaren needed "five more laps" for Norris strategy to work

McLaren felt it needed "five more laps" for Lando Norris' two-stop strategy to pay dividends in the British Grand Prix.

Red Bull: Gasly "like a different driver" at Silverstone

Pierre Gasly was "like a different driver" at the British Grand Prix, claims his Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner.

Frustrated Stroll questions British GP two-stop

Racing Point Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll says he was frustrated to finish 13th in the British Grand Prix, as he questioned the team's decision to pit him for a second time.

The Red Bull-era weakness that is still plaguing Vettel

As Sebastian Vettel suffered another high-profile mistake at Silverstone, his young Ferrari team-mate was impressing once more at the sharp end. Our technical expert explains a flaw Vettel showed at Red Bull, and how it is rearing its ugly head again.

Wolff: "Borderline dirty" British GP racing good for F1

Toto Wolff says it is good for a “little dirtiness” to be part of Formula 1 racing but does not want it to happen within his Mercedes team.

British GP: Best of team radio

Selected team radio messages from the British Grand Prix, won by Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

Vettel’s latest “astonishing” error only piles on more pressure British GP
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Vettel’s latest “astonishing” error only piles on more pressure

Sebastian Vettel's clash with Max Verstappen in the British Grand Prix was the latest in the growing list of high-profile errors the Ferrari Formula 1 driver has made in battle.

British GP: Top 50 images from Sunday’s race at Silverstone

Check out the best images as the Formula 1 circus descended on Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, including that collision between Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.

Verstappen: Leclerc duel suggests he's "still sore" about Austria

Max Verstappen reckons Charles Leclerc was so robust with his defensive driving in the British Grand Prix because he was "still sore" over their clash in Austria a fortnight ago.

British Grand Prix driver ratings

Despite a number of impressive British Grand Prix performances, no driver achieved a perfect 10 in our ratings - though one midfielder, who didn't score a point, came close.

Hamilton says he chose not to block Bottas in early duel

Lewis Hamilton says he decided against blocking his Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas while the pair were battling in the early laps at Silverstone, as it would've been "not the right thing to do".

Steiner: Grosjean/Magnussen clash "not acceptable"

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner has criticised his drivers for their "not acceptable" first-lap clash in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Vettel: Important to own up to Verstappen crash "misjudgment" British GP
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Vettel: Important to own up to Verstappen crash "misjudgment"

Sebastian Vettel says his crash with Max Verstappen in the British Grand Prix was prompted by a "misjudgment" in him thinking he could "sneak back" past the Dutchman after being overtaken.

Mercedes wary of 'unconscious favouritism' via split strategies

Mercedes will check to make sure it is not "unconsciously favouring" either of its Formula 1 drivers by allowing them to execute different strategies, like in the British Grand Prix.

Why Bottas was always doomed to lose to Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton drove outstandingly to win a sixth British Grand Prix. His gains under a safety car made it seem more fortunate than it was, but the evidence suggests early leader Valtteri Bottas would still have struggled to best his teammate regardless.

Red Bull grid drama was cracked rear wings

Red Bull has revealed that its pre-race drama on the grid at the British Grand Prix was caused by cracks being discovered in the rear wing endplates of both cars.

British GP: Lap by lap animation

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2019 British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, which charts the pitstops and position changes.

Honda high-voltage issue costs Albon Silverstone points finish

An unusual high voltage problem denied Alex Albon a points finish in the British Grand Prix after his Honda Formula 1 engine issue prevented him from making a second pitstop.

Verstappen finishing was "incredible" after Vettel damage

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner says it was “quite incredible” Max Verstappen finished the British Prix after being taken out of a podium place by Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton "went against the team" by not making late stop

Lewis Hamilton says he went against his Mercedes Formula 1 team by not making a late second pitstop on his way to British Grand Prix victory.

Bottas rues "mistake" of ruling out one-stop strategy

Valtteri Bottas admitted it was a mistake to think that a one-stop strategy was not possible in the British Grand Prix, after losing out to Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen: Vettel apologised for "disappointing" crash

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel apologised to him immediately after the British Grand Prix for their collision during the race.

British GP: Hamilton takes home win, Vettel hits Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for a record-breaking sixth time after jumping Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas during a safety car period, as Sebastian Vettel wiped Max Verstappen out of third.

The British GP as it happened

All the action from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as it happened with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Verstappen: Red Bull "not too far away" on the straights

Max Verstappen says his Honda-powered Red Bull is “not too far away on the straights” at the British Grand Prix, as he eyes a second straight Formula 1 victory.

Haas set to continue split-spec experiment in Germany

The Haas Formula 1 team has drawn no firm conclusions from running different spec cars at Silverstone – and the experiment looks set to continue at the next race in Germany.

Gasly hails "massive step" on "strongest" weekend of 2019

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly says he has made a "massive step" forward during what he feels is so far his "strongest" weekend of the season at Silverstone.

Hamilton chasing "imaginary" rival when he's ahead of Bottas

Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton says he make himself chase an “imaginary” rival whenever he is ahead of title rival Valtteri Bottas, to avoid getting complacent.

Sainz's British GP qualifying "snowballed into disaster"

McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz says his qualifying effort for the British Grand Prix “snowballed into a disaster” as he was consigned to 13th on the grid.

Ricciardo: "Frustrating" Renault upgrade decisions paying off

Daniel Ricciardo has praised Renault for putting aside the "frustrations" of having to abandon some of its new upgrades as it returned to form at the British Grand Prix.

Verstappen: "Bummer" turbo lag cost me shot at pole

Max Verstappen believes he might have taken his first Formula 1 pole position at the British Grand Prix without the “huge bummer” of turbo lag, an issue Honda is investigating.

British GP: Starting grid in pictures

Here’s how the grid lines up for the 2019 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the tenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship. Click on the arrows to scroll through the line up.

Vettel "just didn't click" with car in heavy qualifying defeat

Sebastian Vettel said he “couldn’t get on top” of his Ferrari Formula 1 car after a disappointing qualifying session at Silverstone.

Hamilton's pace "deteriorated" during British GP qualifying

Lewis Hamilton felt it getting “harder and harder” to extract maximum performance in British Grand Prix qualifying as his Mercedes Formula 1 car’s pace “deteriorated” compared to teammate Valtteri Bottas.

British GP: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole by 0.006s

Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the British Grand Prix by six thousandths of a second.

British GP: Leclerc edges Vettel, Hamilton in third practice

Charles Leclerc narrowly topped third practice for the British Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel, with Lewis Hamilton completing a top three split by just 0.049 seconds.

Norris switches to upgraded Renault engine

McLaren driver Lando Norris will use Renault’s upgraded Formula 1 engine for the rest of the British Grand Prix weekend.

Whiting's son to start the British GP

The FIA has invited its late race director Charlie Whiting’s 12-year-old son Justin to press the starting lights button for Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

Live: Follow British GP qualifying as it happens

Follow all the action from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

British GP: Friday press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Toyoharu TANABE (Honda), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Zak BROWN (McLaren), Marcin BUDKOWSKI (Renault).

Ricciardo says ‘Pony’ Renault engine “had to be put down”

Daniel Ricciardo says that the Renault V6 engine failure he suffered in Free Practice 2 at Silverstone on Friday afternoon was a high-mileage unit, which was due to be retired soon anyway.

British GP: Best images from Friday’s practice action

Check out the best images so far as the Formula 1 circus descends on Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, including some wild off-track moments. Click on the arrows to scroll through the photos...

Silverstone wind making F1 drivers "look like idiots"

Formula 1 drivers struggled to cope with unpredictable wind gusts during Friday practice for the British Grand Prix, with Williams rookie George Russell dubbing the conditions "horrible".

Grosjean says he and Haas 'laughed' over pitlane spin

Romain Grosjean says he and his Haas Formula 1 team laughed about his “awkward” pitlane spin during British Grand Prix practice, which he explained was just a mistake on cold tyres.

Leclerc: Ferrari "struggling a lot" in race trim

Charles Leclerc has played down his Ferrari team’s chances of taking on Mercedes in the British Grand Prix, admitting the SF90 was “struggling quite a lot” in race simulation runs on Friday.

Verstappen sees positives in "worst" practice of year

Max Verstappen labelled his Friday practice performance for the British Grand Prix as perhaps his worst of the year – so was actually encouraged to end up not too far adrift of Mercedes and Ferrari.

British GP: Bottas leads Mercedes 1-2 in close FP2

Valtteri Bottas narrowly beat Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in the second free practice session for the British Grand Prix, as Mercedes moved to the top of the order.

Hamilton can't understand British GP/Wimbledon clashes

Lewis Hamilton says he can't understand why the British Grand Prix is routinely scheduled to clash with the Wimbledon men's final, as well as other major sporting events in the UK.

British GP: Gasly sets pace in eventful FP1

Pierre Gasly topped a disrupted first practice session for Formula 1’s British Grand Prix that featured Romain Grosjean crashing in the pitlane and Kimi Raikkonen causing a red flag.

Renault looking to "exploit set-up envelope" at Silverstone

Nico Hulkenberg says that the Renault Formula 1 team is trying a different starting point on set-up at Silverstone as it tries to get to the bottom of its recent loss of form.

Live: Follow British GP practice as it happens

Follow all the action from the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.