Lewis Hamilton wins third straight British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took his third consecutive British Grand Prix win with an easy victory at Silverstone.

Hamilton led every lap of a race that started under the safety car in wet conditions but dried, to the win at Silverstone.

Rosberg in the other Mercedes was left to battle back to second past the Red Bull of the impressive Max Verstappen, but Rosberg was demoted to third after an illegal radio transmission.

Rosberg had said immediately after the race: “It was a very critical problem because I was stuck in seventh gear and about to stop on track.”

For Hamilton it was a 47th career victory and his fourth here, matching Nigel Mansell’s total. 

“I am so grateful,” said Hamilton.

“We’ve got the best fans here, thank you so much. The good English weather came out. It was so tricky in those conditions. But that’s what I love about this race – something always happens.”