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Lewis Hamilton climbs from last to fourth in British Grand Prix as series of drivers' wheels explode

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Lewis Hamilton stands his best chance of winning a race for his new Mercedes team after beating local hero Sebastian Vettel in a tense fight to secure pole position for today's German Grand Prix here.

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