Sunday 5th July 2015
Lewis Hamilton won the 70th British Grand Prix in front of 140,000 spectators at Silverstone, for the second consecutive year with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg finishing 11 seconds behind him in second place. Hamilton took pole position during Saturday’s qualifying, his eighth of the season, ahead of Rosberg and the two Williams of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas. The first lap of the race saw the Massa and Bottas take first and second place respectively through fast starts. They were able to hold their positions until the pit stops. Rain in the latter part of the race gave Sebastian Vettel the chance to overtake the two Williams for the last podium position. Hamilton won the race for the second consecutive year, 11 seconds ahead of his teammate, extending his championship lead to 17 points.