Lewis Hamilton claims emotional home win with Nico Rosberg completing a Silver Arrows double in sensational 2015 British Grand Prix!
Lewis took his 38th career Formula One win and fifth of the 2015 season
A third Grand Prix victory at Silverstone sees Lewis equal Jim Clark and Nigel Mansell’s record for wins by a British driver at this circuit
Nico took P2 to seal his 35th career Formula One podium and a Silver Arrows 1-2 finish
Lewis now leads Nico by 17 points in the Drivers’ World Championship, with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS heading Ferrari by 160 in the Constructors’
It’s been a very, very special weekend for me. I thought I’d seen it all last year but the fans have just been unbelievable. I could never have imagined this level of support – this one is for them. Thank you all so much. I’m delighted for the team – everyone back at base has done an incredible job to build this amazing car and everything today was just perfect too. Huge thanks to every single one of the team – it’s great to get this result for them at home. The race obviously got off to a bad start but the guys did a great job with the first stop to turn it around. Then, when the rain came, it was really tough out there in a different way. As the one in front it was so hard to judge where to push and my front tyres went so cold. I think that’s the best pit call I’ve ever made to come in at that time. From there it was just bringing it home. I have to admit, as I came round that last lap I was welling up seeing all those people on their feet. What an unbelievable day and an unbelievable feeling. I’m so, so grateful.
That was an exciting race for me. I had a really bad start – losing two positions and therefore being stuck behind the two Williams cars for a while because overtaking was impossible. Lewis managed to clear them in the pits but unfortunately that didn’t quite work out for me – although it was close! Then, when the rain came, I was able to ramp up the pace, overtake them and close the gap to Lewis. At that point I really thought I could win the race. But then he made the pit stop – which I thought was a wrong decision at that moment until suddenly it started to rain heavier. It turned out to be the right decision from Lewis, as I had stay out one more lap and lost too much time in the wet with my slicks. That was the decision that made the race and I had no chance anymore. But, all in all, it was well deserved by Lewis as he did the best job over the whole weekend. Another 1-2 is great for the team and for all of our colleagues in the factories. Thanks for this great car!