In the Grand Prix of England Hamilton triumphed, winning the fifth time of this year, the third at Silverstone and the 48th in career, in front of 140 thousand fans anxious to see him on the podium. Second place went to his partner and opponent Nico Rosberg: great performance for the Williams of Massa, author of one of the best starts in the history of F1, from third to first in the street, followed by Bottas of same team but finish race respectively 4th and 5th place behind Vettel who finished third. After the two Williams, there’s Daniil Kvyat, sixth with Red Bull, Nico Hulkenberg seventh for Force India, Kimi Raikkonen eighth with the other Ferrari, Sergio Perez Sauber on the ninth and tenth Fernando Alonso.
Race started with Williams in the lead and with two Mercedes trudging behind them: then the pit stops, the fastest laps of Hamilton and then the rain at the end, with Vettel third and Williams off the podium. “I’m happy with third place, but if it had not rained Vettel did not end well – explained Arrivabene -Sebastian was great to seek entry to change tires at the right time. Kimi has too early and ended like this .. .In case of rain the wall counts, but the pilots are dictating the moves “- he concluded. To emphasize instead the first point 2015 to Fernando Alonso, tenth with McLaren-Honda limping.
Race was immediately over for Maldonado and Grosjean of Lotus and McLaren of Button, involved in an accident that required the safety car. “Without the rain we could not get on the podium, but we achieved a great result,” – said Seb happy but realistic, after a third place, coming back on the podium after two races – There was much gap to those ahead before the track changed – said Vettel – luckily everything went well. I chose the right time to go out and the strategy worked. “While Kimi, eighth after the race, commented on the decision to change tires before the others – “I made the decision to enter the pits because it was too wet, then unfortunately the rain stopped. I anticipated too. During the race the car was not bad, just because it was difficult to overtake those ahead in fact they were too fast on the straights. “
Translation provided by Pietro Ferreri