Hamilton wins British GP at Silverstone as Rosberg pulls up
By Tim Collings, AFP
July 7, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom--Lewis Hamilton delighted a 120,000 crowd of enthusiastic home fans when he revived his world championship bid on Sunday with an emphatic victory in a dramatic incident-filled British Grand Prix.
The 29-year-old Briton took full advantage of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's first non-finish of the season, due to gearbox problems, to reduce the German's lead in the title race to just four points.
Driving with great elan and speed, the 2008 champion Hamilton came home 30 seconds clear of second-placed Finn Valtteri Bottas of Williams, who started from 14th on the grid.
It was Hamilton's second home win at the British Grand Prix, his fifth of the season and the 27th of his career drawing him level with fellow-Briton three-time champion Jackie Stewart in the record books.
"You can't touch this Lewis -- home Grand Prix," said Hamilton's race engineer on the team radio. "England! What a great feeling guys I couldn't be happier, I'm sorry about yesterday, but a fantastic job today, as ever!" responded Hamilton.
Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates with his trophy after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6. ...