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Hamilton wins British Grand Prix

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton crosses the finish line to win the British Grand Prix
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton crosses the finish line to win the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton delighted his home crowd by completing a hat-trick of consecutive victories at the British Grand Prix.

The defending champion dominated in the changeable conditions to march to victory and in doing so became the most successful British driver at Silverstone with his fourth win.

Hamilton has moved to within four points of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who crossed the line in second place, but faces a post-race investigation by the stewards following messages transmitted to him over the radio as he battled a late gearbox issue.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen completed the podium places following another impressive performance.