Vettel suspects bumpy ride at Silverstone caused neck issue

Vettel suspects bumpy ride at Silverstone caused neck issue

Vettel suspects bumpy ride at Silverstone caused neck issue

"I hope I can do it for them tomorrow". Lewis Hamilton is second, Kimi Raikkonen finishes third.

Raikkonen is also trying to get to third at the expense of Hamilton, but no success there so far.

Hamilton's team mate Valtteri Bottas led and might have won but for a second safety auto, after Renault's Carlos Sainz and Haas's Romain Grosjean collided, that kept the front four nose to tail and only fractions apart.

The lead had changed hands twice in this race, with the safety vehicle out a couple times as well. He described it as an "unforgettable day for English sport", and it might yet get better, as Hamilton searches for a record-breaking sixth win at Silverstone.

"Dead last to P2, that's an awesome effort", Mercedes told Hamilton. Hamilton is already second, but the German has already had his first pit stop, while the Brit is still going on his current tires.

"Obviously it's a racing incident and I can't see behind me".

"My team did an awesome job this weekend, we got so much support". "I will not give up, believe me, I will not give up".

"The rear of the vehicle was moving around a lot, particularly with the left-handers and obviously I had been hit on the right", he said. "He spun, my bad", said the 2007 world champion.

Hamilton kept Vettel in his sights but couldn't get within striking distance to try and snatch the win, while Raikkonen was just a second adrift at the line as the top three in the championship filled the podium.

In both cases, the penalty did not seem sufficient to satisfy Mercedes, or their drivers, after their races were wrecked by rivals' mistakes.

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel was third fastest for Ferrari, followed by Australian Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Austrian GP victor Max Verstappen, racing for Red Bull.

Elsewhere, solid drives from Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg pushed them level with Force India in the points table. This morning he had a lot of treatment and to be honest, before the race I was really very concerned about him but today he fought like a lion. Dutch 20-year-old Max Verstappen, victor in Austria last weekend, retired with a brake problem while running in fifth place.

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