2015 British Grand Prix Race Recap + Results

2015 British Grand Prix

2015 British Grand Prix Race Podium

Mercedes-AMG Petronas drivers enjoyed another 1-2 finish at the 2015 British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 British Grand Prix, and Nico Rosberg took 2nd place.

Lewis Hamilton started the 2015 British Grand Prix Race from pole position, followed by his Teammate Nico Rosberg in second, Felipe Massa in third, Valtteri Bottas in fourth and Kimi Raikkonen in fifth.

At the start of the race the two Williams-Mercedes drivers led by Felipe Massa leapfrogged the two Mercedes-AMG drivers and by turn one they were running first and second with Mercedes drivers in third and fourth.

Williams-Mercedes drivers led the first 20 laps of the race.

During the first pit-stop Lewis Hamilton took the lead of the 2015 British Grand Prix Race in lap 22 and at that time top five runners’ order was Hamilton, Massa, Bottas, Rosberg and Raikkonen.

Kimi Raikkonen pitted on lap 40 for intermediate tires, which proved to be a mistake as the track was dry and up to that point he was in fifth ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes-AMG’s strategy to pit Hamilton in lap 43 for fresh set of intermediate tires set him up for the win as rain started almost immediately. Sebastian Vettel also pitted for fresh intermediate tires in lap 43, seconds before rain hit and that decision made finishing third possible for him.

2015 British Grand Prix Race saw team orders preventing Valtteri Bottas from taking a possible podium, and Fernando Alonso scoring his first point of the season.

Lewis Hamilton took his 38th career Formula 1 win and his fifth of the 2015 season so far, this win was also his third victory at Silverstone.

2015 British Grand Prix Race results 52 laps

POS. Driver         Nationality          Team                       Time
1. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1hr 31m 27.729s
2. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes +10.9s
3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari +25.4s
4. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes +36.8s
5. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes +1m01.1s
6. Daniil Kvyat RUS Red Bull-Renault +1m 03.9s
7. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes +1m 18.7s
8. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari +1 lap
9. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes +1 lap
10. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda +1 lap
11. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari +1 lap
12. Roberto Merhi ESP Manor-Ferrari +3 laps
13. Will Stevens GBR Manor-Ferrari +3 laps
DNF Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Renault 31 laps completed electrics
DNF Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-Renault 21 laps completed engine
DNF Max Verstappen NED Toro Rosso-Renault 3 laps completed accident
DNF Pastor Maldonado VEN Lotus-Mercedes 1 lap completed accident
DNF Romain Grosjean FRA Lotus-Mercedes 0 laps completed accident
DNF Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 0 laps completed accident
DNS Felipe Nasr BRZ Sauber-Ferrari Didn’t Start Gearbox

Fastest lap
Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes-Mercedes – 1:37.093

Current 2015 Driver Standings

POS     Driver      Nationality Team          Points
1	LEWIS HAMILTON	 GBR	MERCEDES	194
2	NICO ROSBERG	 GER	MERCEDES	177
3	SEBASTIAN VETTEL GER	FERRARI 	135
4	VALTTERI BOTTAS	 FIN	WILLIAMS	77
5	KIMI RAIKKONEN	 FIN	FERRARI		76
6	FELIPE MASSA	 BRA	WILLIAMS	74
7	DANIEL RICCIARDO AUS	RED BULL	36
8	DANIIL KVYAT	 RUS	RED BULL	27
9	NICO HULKENBERG	 GER	FORCE INDIA	24
10	ROMAIN GROSJEAN	 FRA	LOTUS   	17
11	FELIPE NASR	 BRA	SAUBER		16
12	SERGIO PEREZ	 MEX	FORCE INDIA	15
13	PASTOR MALDONADO VEN	LOTUS   	12
14	MAX VERSTAPPEN	 NED	TORO ROSSO	10
15	CARLOS SAINZ	 ESP	TORO ROSSO	9
16	MARCUS ERICSSON	 SWE	SAUBER		5
17	JENSON BUTTON	 GBR	MCLAREN		4
18	FERNANDO ALONSO	 ESP	MCLAREN		1
19	ROBERTO MERHI	 ESP	MARUSSIA	0
20	WILL STEVENS	 GBR	MARUSSIA	0

2015 British Grand Prix Qualifying results
POS. Driver Nationality Team Time
1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes-AMG 1min 32.248secs
2. Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes-AMG 1:32.361
3. Felipe Massa (BRZ) Williams 1:33.085
4. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams 1:33.149
5. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari 1:33.379
6. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari 1:33.547
7. Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Red Bull 1:33.636
8. Carlos Sainz (ESP) Scuderia ToroRosso 1:33.649
9. Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Force India 1:33.673
10. Daniel Ricciardo(AUS) Red Bull 1:33.943
11. Sergio Perez (MEX) Force India 1:34.268
12. Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team 1:34.430
13. Max Verstappen (NED) Scuderia ToroRosso 1:34.502
14. Pastor Maldonado(VEN) Lotus F1 Team 1:34.511
15. Marcus Ericsson (SWE) Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.868
16. Felipe Nasr (BRZ) Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.888
17. Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren-Honda 1:34.959
18. Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren-Honda 1:35.207
19. Will Stevens (GBR) Manor Marussia F1 1:37.364
20. Roberto Merhi (ESP) Manor Marussia F1 1:39.377

Source: Formula1.com | Crash.net | Photo Credit: mercedesamgf1.com

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