2015 British Grand Prix Race Recap + Results
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
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