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British Grand Prix LIVE: Lewis Hamilton wins claims record sixth win at Silverstone ahead of Bottas and Leclerc

Re-live the action from the 2019 British Grand Prix

Formula One: 1000 races in numbers

Lewis Hamilton took victory in the British Grand Prix for a record sixth time, moving him clear of Alain Prost and Jim Clark as the most successful driver at Silverstone, though it did not come without it's drama in a thrilling race.

Hamilton inherited the lead when the safety car was deployed due to a spin for Antonio Giovinazzi, with Valtteri Bottas already pitting where Hamilton had not. Behind them, a raging battle between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc ended in favour of the Ferrari man, but only after Verstappen was taken out of third when battling with Sebastian Vettel - who received a 10-second penalty for the collision.

Verstappen was able to salvage fifth place behind his Red Bull teammate Pierre Gasly, while Vettel finished down in 15th. Re-live the action below.

What time does it start?

The British Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 14 July at 2:10pm BST.

Where can I watch it?

The race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 from 12:30pm and Channel 4 from 1:10pm.

Starting grid

1 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 01min 25.093secs

2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 01:25.099

3 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 01:25.172

4 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 01:25.276

5 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Red Bull 01:25.590

6 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 01:25.787

7 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault 01:26.182

8 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 01:26.224

9 Alexander Albon (Tha) Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:26.345

10 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 01:26.386

11 Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing 01:26.519

12 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 01:26.546

13 Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 01:26.578

14 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 01:26.757

15 Sergio Perez (Mex) Racing Point 01:26.928,

16 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 01:26.662

17 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:26.721

18 Lance Stroll (Can) Racing Point 01:26.762

19 George Russell (Gbr) Williams 01:27.789

20 Robert Kubica (Pol) Williams 01:28.257


Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of the British Grand Prix, the 10th round of the 2019 Formula One Championship.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 12:19

So as Lewis Hamilton prepares for his 13th British Grand Prix, he's in for a bit of a surprise as his chauffeur for the drivers' parade is revealed to be his father, Anthony, who is waiting for him out on the grid, with brother Nick in the passenger seat in what is a rather special moment for the Hamilton family.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 12:43

Let's take a look back at how qualifying played out...

For a long time it looked as though Leclerc would be the man to beat in qualifying, with the Ferrari top of the timesheets in Q1 and Q2. But when it came to the final shootout, there was no stopping the Mercedes as Bottas and Hamilton embarked on a battle of their own. 

Hamilton made a big mistake at Brooklands on his first run that handed Bottas the initiative, and even though he hooked it up for his second run, Bottas' time proved to be just out of reach.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 12:47

It's proving a rather special drivers' parade today, with the Alfa Romeo 158 - the car that took Nino Farina to victory in the first ever Grand Prix back in 1950 - leading the way, with Sir Frank Williams also in attendance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Williams' first win in the British Grand Prix.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 12:53

A special moment for the Hamilton family...

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 12:57


Today might see one of the more intersting tyre battles of the season, with plenty of drivers believing that the Pirellis will not hold on for a one-stop strategy. That could bring in the unpredictability of one-stop vs two-stop strategies, with the latter expected to be slightly longer but enabling drivers to push at 100 per cent for the race.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 13:05

Keep it steady Kimi...

Raikkonen gets the privilege to drive the Alfa Romeo 128 at the front of the drivers' parade.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 13:15

There are plenty of famous faces around the paddock today...

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 13:27

The green light is on at the end of the pits and the paddock roars into action as cars drivers embark on their reconnassaince laps before making their way to the grid.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 13:32

The action may not be underway on track yet, but high above it the Red Arrows are doing their thing with 35 minutes to go until lights out.

Jack de Menezes14 July 2019 13:34

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