Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth in the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, while teammate Sebastian Vettel was ninth. Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton drove to victory in his home race, trimming the championship points gap to teammate Nico Rosberg in the process.
Raikkonen started from fifth on the grid Sunday after a tough qualifying session Saturday. Vettel qualified sixth, however he was bumped back 10 grid places after his Ferrari SF16-H’s gearbox suffered a failure.
The race started under a safety car due to heavy downpour but eventually got underway as some of the standing water cleared from the track. The weather soon improved and water succeeded, creating a good amount of action on track as teams switched from heavy wet compound tires to intermediates. The majority of the field then switched to slicks about 17 laps into the race.
For most of the race, Raikkonen found himself a good distance away from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in fourth. Vettel, meanwhile, received a 5 second penalty for pushing another car off track.
Hamilton dominated the race, never truly being challenge for the lead by Rosberg. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made life hard on the German, passing him for second at one point before retaking the spot to cross the finish line in second.
Force India put in a strong showing, with Sergio Perez driving a brillaint race to come home sixth with teammate Nico Hulkenberg in tow. Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz and Daniel Kyvat rounded out the top ten in eighth and tenth, respectively.
Formula 1 heads to Hungary next, where Vettel and Ferrari claimed a popular win in 2015. Click here for full results from Britain.