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Race results - British Grand Prix 2015 - Williams miss out on podium despite strong Silverstone start

Mercedes and Ferrari scoop the podium places
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Through a first lap crash, an early appearance by the safety car, a Williams surge for the lead, as well as rain towards the end of the race, Lewis Hamilton kept his head and secured victory at his home race. Felipe Nasr failed to get to the grid to start the race, whilst both Lotus drivers were out on the first lap along with Jenson Button.

The Williams pair got a cracking start to sweep into the lead, Massa remaining ahead of Bottas, but a mixture of poor team strategy as well as mistimed pit stops handed victory back to the Mercedes’ pair. Sebastian Vettel also crept past to keep Williams off the podium.

Fernando Alonso managed to finish in 10th place to pick up his first points of the year, helped along the way by further retirements of Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz.

BestLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.093Lap 29
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:31:27.7292
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+10.9562
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+25.4432
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+36.8392
5Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing+63.1942
6Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing+63.9552
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+78.7442
8Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+1 lap3
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap2
10Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda+1 lap3
11Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+1 lap4
12Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team+3 laps2
13Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team+3 laps2
DNFCarlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro RossoLap 311
DNFDaniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull RacingLap 212
DNFMax VerstappenScuderia Toro RossoLap 30
DNFRomain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamLap 00
DNFPastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamLap 00
DNFJenson ButtonMcLaren HondaLap 00
DNSFelipe NasrSauber F1 TeamLap 00