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Red flagged British Grand Prix ends in home victory for Hamilton // Kimi brings things to a halt, and Lewis secures the win

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Red flagged British Grand Prix ends in home victory for Hamilton
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The race at Silverstone had barely got going before it was brought to an abrupt stop. On the first lap, Kimi Räikkönen lost control of his Ferrari, crashing into two barriers and taking out Felipe Massa as he crossed the circuit sideways. The Finn limped from the car suffering bruising to his legs, but was otherwise okay. Massa also climbed from his car unharmed, after getting the Williams back round to the grid where the rest of the field were lining up.

The race had been red flagged for the incident, and after an hour delay for guardrail repairs, things got going again. Lewis Hamilton started catching teammate and race leader Nico Rosberg, until the latter had a gearbox problem that dropped him out of the running. Hamilton took the lead and never looked back.

Behind him, Valtteri Bottas climbed 12 places from his starting position to finish second, with Daniel Ricciardo third. Jenson Button chased the Red Bull to the line, missing out on a podium by 0.8 seconds. Vettel and Alonso also engaged in a hefty many-lap battle that was eventually won by the German.