Mercedes world champion, Lewis Hamilton, has won the British Grand Prix for the eighth time in his career today at Silverstone.
After leading the race from the restart, Leclerc lost the top spot to Hamilton when he made his move at Copse on Lap 50 after fighting back from 5th following a 10-second penalty this afternoon.
Joining the British driver on the podium will be Charles Leclerc in second, and Valtteri Bottas taking the final step.
Further afield at the chequered flag was the McLaren duo of Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo in fourth and fifth, followed by the second Ferrari of Carlos Sainz in sixth.
Closing out the top ten this afternoon was the Alpine of Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll, Esteban Ocon in the second Alpine, and AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda from P7-10 respectively.
Speaking after the race, Lewis Hamilton said; “I always try to be measured in how I approach, particularly with battling with Max, he’s very aggressive. Then today I was fully alongside him and he didn’t leave me any space.
“But, regardless of whether I agree with the penalty, I take it on the chin and I just kept working. I was like ‘I’m not going to let anything get in the way of the crowd’s enjoyment of the weekend, the national anthem and the British flag’.”
A disappointed Leclerc then said; “It’s difficult to enjoy 100 percent. Of course, it has been an incredible race. I gave not 100 percent but 200 percent. I gave all of me but it was just not enough in the last two laps.
“Congratulations to Lewis, he did an incredible job. It’s amazing to see so many fans in the grandstand.
“We definitely did not expect it. We have been fighting for the win, which is incredible.”