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    • Well that was breathtaking. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks for your company today and do join us in three weeks for the Hungarian GP. Cheers.

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    • You have to feel for the Williams drivers as Massa takes P4 and Bottas is fifth. They were battling for the race win early on. Bottas was hanging on for P5 there as Kvyat chased him right until the end. They were followed by Hulkenberg,Raikkonen, Perez and Alonso. Yes, that's not a mistake. McLaren picked up point.

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    • It is the first time that Hamilton has won from pole at Silverstone. Rosberg is second to give Mercedes another 1-2 while Vettel takes the final podium place. Vettel really came from nowhere to take P3.

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    • Hamilton wins the 2015 British Grand Prix. It didn't look like he would during the early stages, but it all worked out in the end and for once he actually had to work really hard for it.

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    • Final lap and Alonso is still P10. Who saw that coming? Not me, but then again I also didn't see the rain coming. Hamilton is cruising to another Silverstone win.

      Lap 52
    • Bottas tells the team that the inters are not working at all. The Williams car doesn't work very well in cooler conditions.

      Lap 51
    • Spare a thought for Williams. They were battling for P1 and P2 during the early stages of this race, but it looks like they won't even finish on the podium.

      Lap 51
    • Hamilton's lead is 10s over Rosberg while Vettel is another 15s behind. Hamilton is told they are expecting more rain in a few minutes.

      Lap 50
    • Raikkonen pits for another set of intermediate tyres. Stevens is also in the pits. The track is starting to dry out.

      Lap 49
    • Stevens is struggling and he ran wide, crashing into the barriers. Actually it was more like a nudge and he managed to get back on track. However, he has been overtaken by his team-mate Merhi. The Ferrair mechanics are out again.

      Lap 48
    • Raikkonen wore his inters out in the dry and he is lapping very slowly in eighth place.

      Lap 48
    • So then it is Hamilton from Rosberg, Vettel, Massa, Bottas, Kvyat, Hulkenberg, Perez, Alonso, Ericsson and the two Manors.

      Lap 47
    • My word Alonso is on course for a point as he is currently P10 with Ericsson 11th. Rosberg is told 'we can still do something here'. The gap is still eight seconds.

      Lap 47
    • The fans are right to be confident as Hamilton's lead is eight seconds. Rosberg is second and Vettel is third. Yes, Vettel is third after they gambled with the inters.

      Lap 46
    • Hamilton leads this race with only a few laps to go. Rosberg is told that 'this is the worse of the heavy rain before it will dry out'. The fans are going wild as they feel Hamilton has this in the bag.

      Lap 46
    • Rosberg and Massa have pitted and the German has rejoined in P2 while Massa is out in fourth place, behind Vettel who pitted the same time as Vettel. Double-stacking from Williams and Bottas is out in fifth place.

      Lap 45
    • The umbrellas are all out as the rain is definitely heavier now. Hamilton is behind Rosberg, Massa and Bottas. Well not for long as Hamilton gets past the struggling Bottas. Rosberg is struggling though and he pits.

      Lap 45
    • Hamilton pits from the lead, but Rosberg stays out. What will they do? They have gone for inters. He rejoins in third place. Vettel has also pitted for inters.

      Lap 44
    • Ericsson has pitted and he's switched from the inters to mediums. Rosberg is catching Hamilton and the gap is now just 1.4s.

      Lap 44
    • So the top eight are on hard tyres and the other five are on inters. Hamilton tells the team there is more rain at the moment.

      Lap 43
    • Kimi continues to struggle and he is passed by Perez for eighth place.

      Lap 42
    • This race is not over yet as Rosberg did a 1:41 the previous lap and Hamilton did a 1:43.

      Lap 42
    • Raikkonen and the other drivers on the intermediate tyres are struggling now that the track is drying up. Rosberg is told 'we are expecting more rain in a minute or so'.

      Lap 41
    • Hamilton is back on pace now as the gap is back up to 7.3s. Rosberg is up into second place as he goes on the inside of Massa at Village. Well, it's another Mercedes 1-2.

      Lap 41
    • Hamilton is told that it looks like that shower has passed, but the next one is only five minutes away and that should be light.

      Lap 40
    • Hamilton's lead is down to 5.5s as he had a slide a moment ago. Ericsson unlapped himself while Hamilton went wide. It's tricky out there as some sections are dry and others are wet.

      Lap 40
    • Raikkonen rejoined in eighth place. The front runners stayed out, but Bottas is struggling and Rosberg goes through to third place. The Finn had a wobble and Rosberg pounced.

      Lap 39
    • Hamilton is going for another lap. The two Ferraris are side-by-side and Vettel goes on the inside to take P5 from Raikkonen. However, the Finn ducks into the pits and he takes on a set of inters.

      Lap 38
    • Bottas now reports that it is still not wet enough for inters. Replays show Vettel really battling with his car at Copse, but he stayed out. Rosberg went off the track at Woodcote. Merhi, Stevens, Ericsson and Alonso have gambled as they are into the pits.

      Lap 38
    • What did Hulkenberg do wrong? He is P8. Hamilton is told that 'nobody has stopped'. The reply from Hamilton is 'the rain has stopped'. Strange as Vettel looks to be struggling at Copse.

      Lap 37
    • Who will blink first for the intermediates? They continue for now. Hamilton's lead is up to seven seconds.

      Lap 37
    • The Mercedes mechanics are getting ready for a stop, we are not sure who will stop. Massa had a bit of a twitch, but no harm done. Bottas says he is struggling and he feels they should stop.

      Lap 36
    • The race is on again, but there is rain falling now as the umbrellas are going up. Hamilton's lead is 5.9s.

      Lap 36
    • Looks like there are a few spots of rain. The Virtual Safety Car is in. They need to wait for it to go green before they attack.

      Lap 35
    • I don't want to get you Manor fans too excited here, but another three retirements and they are into the points.

      Lap 35
    • The deployment of the Virtual Safety Car means that the gaps should remain the same.

      Lap 34
    • The Virtual Safety Car has been deployed.

      Lap 34
    • The yellow flags are out and it's for Sainz as his Toro Rosso is going around the track very slowly. He was running in P9 just a few seconds ago, but now he has stopped on the start-finish straight. Both STRs out.

      Lap 34
    • Hamilton's lead is now 6.1s. Rain expected at 14:05. That's from race control. That's about five minutes away.

      Lap 33
    • Rosberg is told 'give it everything'. Sainz and Perez have both made mistakes, but Perez was the big loser as he went off track briefly.

      Lap 32
    • Big battle P9 as Sainz is under pressure from Perez. The Spaniard has been warned about track limits.

      Lap 32
    • Raikkonen is a lonely P5 as he is 12s off the Williams-Rosberg scrap while Vettel is another two seconds behind.

      Lap 31
    • Alonso is told that the rain is about 15 minutes away.

      Lap 30
    • The radar map shows that the rain is approaching fast. Nope, not changing my opinion. A 1:37.093 is the new fastest lap from Hamilton.

      Lap 30
    • This race has calmed down now as Hamilton has a 4.4s lead over Massa with Bottas 1.2s behind and Rosberg another 0.5s adrift.

      Lap 29
    • Hamilton is coming up to lap the Manor of Stevens. Merhi has already been lapped. That reminds me, Stevens is ahead of Merhi at his home race, but I guess you figured that out already.

      Lap 28
    • Pat Symonds also believes there will be rain during this race. Again, I am sticking to my uninformed opinion that there will be no rain.

      Lap 27
    • I'm afraid to say that Hamilton is starting to pull away as the gap is now 4.4s over Massa while Bottas is another 0.7s behind.

      Lap 27
    • Hamilton is told he is racing until the end and there is a threat of rain in about 30 minutes. I, with no meteorology experience or education, don't think it will rain. I'm not sure who you are going to believe.

      Lap 26
    • How do spice things up even more after this? That's right, bring in a bit of rain. The clouds are building at Silverstone, but no raindrops just yet.

      Lap 25
    • Massa is told that he is racing all drivers here, including Bottas. The Finn is told 'we are racing until the end'.

      Lap 24
    • Hamilton is starting to pull away at the front as he now has 3.3s lead over Massa. This is good news for Hamilton in terms of the Championship as Rosberg will lose points to Williams.

      Lap 24
    • Rosberg has been told 'we are going over to Plan B'. Meanwhile, Ricciardo's car is being pushed back into the Red Bull garage.

      Lap 23
    • After all that excitement Hamilton leads from Massa, Bottas and Rosberg with Raikkonen fifth. The top eight have all pitted with Ericsson and the two Manor cars the only ones yet to stop.

      Lap 23
    • Bottas pits from the lead. It's a 3.2s stop for hard tyres. Hamilton is through and Bottas actually rejoins behind Massa with Rosberg not far behind. Rosberg tries to take P3, but the Finn squeezes him wide. This is brilliant stuff.

      Lap 22
    • The undercut has worked for Hamilton as he is ahead of Massa and Rosberg after the stops. Bottas is yet to stop.

      Lap 21
    • Massa and Rosberg are in the pits. Who will win this battle? Clean stop from both teams and Rosberg and Massa are side-by-side down the pitlane. Who will get their nose in front at the end? It's Massa. The Brazilian held his nerve and stays ahead of Rosberg.

      Lap 21
    • Ericsson has lost a couple of places as Raikkonen gets past the Sauber, which is struggling on his old tyres.Vettel also managed to get past.

      Lap 20
    • Hamilton is told 'box, box'. And in comes the reigning World Champion from third place.Clean stop of 2.4s and he's out in P4, just ahead of Perez. He actually did well to keep his nose in front of that Force India.

      Lap 20
    • Raikkonen is on the back of Ericsson's Sauber and they are squabbling over seventh place. The Swede hasn't stopped yet.

      Lap 19
    • Kvyat pits from fifth place and he rejoins in P9 after taking on a set of hard tyres.

      Lap 19
    • Bottas tries to have a go at Stowe corner, but there is no way through.

      Lap 19
    • Massa and Bottas are taking different racing lines, but the Brazilian holds his nerve every time. Another pit stop for Alonso and he's away on the medium tyres again.

      Lap 18
    • Ricciardo, who is P12, reports a loss of power.

      Lap 17
    • Massa is still ahead with Bottas right on his gearbox, but Hamilton has again dropped off. Who will blink first.

      Lap 17
    • Still no change at the front and all four of them continue for another lap. Raikkonen, who just pitted, sets a new fastest lap of 1:38.954. The Finn is P9.

      Lap 16
    • Vettel pits and it's a clean one of 3.3s by the Ferrari pit crew. The German rejoins in P10.

      Lap 15
    • The Mercedes mechanics are out in the pitlane. It's a dummy run as both Hamilton and Rosberg go past the pitlane entry. Mind games at its best. Williams didn't blink though.

      Lap 14
    • A bit of breathing space for the two Williams cars as Hamilton has dropped off a bit. He's still close, but not too close if you get my drift. Kimi pits from P6 for harder tyres. He rejoins in P10 after being stationary for 3.1s

      Lap 14
    • The top four are still separated by 2.3s with Hulkenberg eight seconds adrift in fifth place.

      Lap 13
    • Williams technical director Pat Symonds believes this race will be decided around the pit stops. Sainz is the latest to pit.

      Lap 13
    • Massa is not making it easy for Bottas. Ricciardo pits from P10 and rejoins in P13 after taking on a set of harder tyres.

      Lap 13
    • Bottas is clearly the faster of the two Williams cars. The Finn is finally told that 'it has to be a clean move and has pull away quickly.'

      Lap 12
    • In the slipstream goes Bottas and he tries to go on the outside at Stowe corner. No way through, yet. Hamilton is ready to pounce though. Bottas is again warned not to attack.

      Lap 12
    • Vettel is up to P8 as he has taken Perez. Bottas has been told he will need to settle in behind Massa as they are battling the Mercs together.

      Lap 11
    • The front four are separated by just 2.1s. For once Mercedes are having to do a bit of work.

      Lap 10
    • Hamilton is finding more pace as he is now also within a second of Bottas. Actually both Mercs are now setting fastest laps.

      Lap 9
    • Bottas is starting to put pressure on his team-mate for the lead. Will the team tell Massa to let the Finn through?

      Lap 8
    • The first five cars on the track are all powered by Mercedes with Raikkonen sixth with Ferrari and the Renault-powered Red Bull of Kvyat is P7.

      Lap 7
    • Massa produces a new fastest lap of 1:39.515, but the gap to Bottas remains under one second.

      Lap 7
    • I'm still in shock here. Two Williams cars are leading the British Grand Prix. This should be a good fight until the end.

      Lap 7
    • Massa has a 0.8s lead over his Williams team-mate Bottas while Hamilton is another one second adrift.

      Lap 6
    • The incident between Button and Grosjean will be investigated after the race.

      Lap 5
    • This is breathless it's a Williams 1-2 at the moment and they are followed by the two Mercs with Hulkenberg P5 and Raikkonen sixth. Then you have Kvyat, Perez and Vettel.

      Lap 5
    • Yellow flags for that STR car in the grave. Vettel is putting pressure on Kvyat, but he makes a mistake and that allows Perez to actually go through to P8.

      Lap 4
    • Verstappen is the latest driver out of the race as he went sliding off and made some contact with the barriers.

      Lap 4
    • The race is back on and Hamilton is having a real go at Massa. It's very close and the Merc driver goes off track after a lock-up, which means he is under pressure from Bottas. Bottas gets the place and now Hamilton is under pressure from Rosberg.

      Lap 4
    • The Safety Car is in at the end of this lap. Hulkenberg was a big winner as he is up to P5.

      Lap 3
    • So both Lotuses hit each other and both McLarens hit each other at the start. One of the Manor cars touched a Lotus and that set things off.

      Lap 3
    • While we have a moment, that was some start from the two Williams cars. They both went through the middle with Massa taking the lead and Bottas initially taking P2, but Hamilton fought back to regain second place from the Finn.

      Lap 3
    • Maldonado returned to the track, but his car has now stopped. He is told 'switch the car off, switch the car of Pastor'. So both Lotus cars are out of the race along with Button. The other McLaren of Alonso is also limping. It looks like the two McLarens actually made contact.

      Lap 2
    • Alonso is in to the pits and his front wing is damaged. New front wing for the Spaniard. Maldonado is also in the pits.

      Lap 2
    • The Safety Car has been deployed and Grosjean is walking back to the paddock. Not quite sure what happened. BUtton's car is also being wheeled back.

      Lap 2
    • So then Massa leads this grand prix ahead of Hamilton, Bottas and Rosberg is trying to get past Bottas, but there is no way through. Raikkonen is under pressure from Kvyat.

      Lap 1
    • And it's go, go, go at Silverstone as the lights go out for the 2015 British GP. What just happened? Brilliant stuff from Williams as Mass ducks in between the two Mercedes cars to take the lead. Hamilton slots in to P2 and he is followed by Bottas and Rosberg. Button is out already.

      Lap 1
    • The grid has cleared and the clock hits 13:00 local time, meaning it's time for Hamilton to lead the pack away on the formation lap. They are all away. Of course there is no Nasr.

      13:00
    • Okay here's some proper Nasr news. Sauber have confirmed that he won't be able to race due to a mechanical problem related to the gearbox.

      12:58
    • The medium and harder tyres are available today. Verstappen is the only driver on the harder compounds. Nasr is still in the pitlane, by the way.

      12:56
    • Right it is time to focus on this race. The drivers are all strapping in and getting ready for action. Well everyone except Alonso as he is still sharing a joke with the engineers. Ah there he climbs into the car now.

      12:51
    • It really is a Spice Girls reunion at Silverstone as Sporty Spice (Mel C, I think) is also there. Apparently they are Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Mrs Horner (Ginger Spice) are also there. So that's only Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and Scary Spice (Mel B) are the only ones missing.

      12:47
    • Back to Nasr, the Sauber mechanics have pushed his C34 back to the pitlane.

      12:44
    • Pretty cool overhead conditions at the moment as the air temperature is just 18 degrees Celsius, but the track is already 33. Those temps will also continue to rise.

      12:41
    • Fans, fans, fans everywhere. It's a pretty packed Silverstone. It has been all weekend as it has been a sellout crowd.

      13:40
    • Early yellow flag, no we are not joking, Felipe Nasr has stopped at Stowe.

      12:38
    • Only 30 minutes to go until the lights go out at Silverstone. Oh yes, it looks like the winner of today's race will get the 'proper' British GP trophy. Remember Lewis complaining about last year's trophy being too plastic? Well it looks like the people in high places have listened.

      12:30
    • Some drama in the paddock as Ron Dennis has reportedly called Eddie Jordan 'a village idiot'.

      12:27
    • Celebs at Silverstone. Goldie and his gold teeth, Lindsey Vonn (she who dated Tiger Woods and also won something, something at the Winter Olympics), George Lucas, SPICE Spirls (Ginger and Baby, they are running around with their babies), Sammy Hyypia (Liverpool legend), some other football player, Frankie Dettori, Toni Kroos, Adrian Newey's girlfriend and of course F1 legends Sir Jackie Stewart and Nigel Mansell. And the royals are represented by Sir Michael of Kent.

      13:20
    • And that really was a mouthful. Time for a quick drinks break.

      12:16
    • Just a bit more news on Alonso. McLaren fitted the wrong tyres on his car during Q1 and the team were asked to explain this to the stewards. Eric Boullier admitted they made a mistake and they got away with just a reprimand.

      12:12
    • Sorry McLaren fans, but Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button failed to make it out of Q1 and they occupy the penultimate row of the grid, just ahead of the Manors of Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi. And now you know.

      12:09
    • Sergio Perez and Romain Grosjean were the ones who just missed out on Q3 while Max Verstappen, who did a lot of moaning during qualifying as he wasn't happy with his car (or would you call that tantrums?), will start P13, just ahead of Pastor Maldonado. The Saubers have certainly gone backwards since the start of the year as Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr are on the eight row of the grid.

      12:06
    • Sticking with Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen and Seb Vettel will share the third row of the grid with the Finn getting the better of his team-mate for only the second time this year in qualy. Despite their 'lowly' grid places, Raikkonen insists Ferrari are not slipping backwards. Unfortunately the team-mate grid pairings end there as Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz are next with Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo completing the top 10.

      12:03
    • Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for the eighth time this season as he edged Nico Rosberg by about 0.113s during Saturday's qualifying session. Interestingly, most of the drivers posted their best times in their first runs. Felipe Massa, who will start third, was the exception. It will be an all Williams second row with the Grove squad getting the better of Ferrari.

      12:01
    • Greetings and welcome to our live coverage of the 2015 British Grand Prix from Silverstone.

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