For the second time in his career, Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix. In doing so, he pulls within four points of Mercedes AMG teammate Nico
Rosberg, who started from pole but retired after 28 laps with gearbox troubles, in the 2014 F1 Driver's Championship standings.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas put in a stellar drive, finishing second despite staring from 14th on the grid. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo snatched
the final podium spot, holding off the hard-charging McLaren of Jenson Button. Following a prolonged (and epic) wheel-to-wheel duel, Sebastian Vettel
finally slipped his Red Bull in front of Fernando Alonso's Ferrari, landing the old rivals in fifth and sixth, respectively. Kevin Magnussen of McLaren was seventh,
while Torro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne rounded out the top ten.
The race was delayed under a red flag period of over an hour after a theatrical opening-lap shunt by Kimi Räikkönen, whose spinning Ferrari
collected Felipe Massa's Williams at Turn 4, forcing an early DNF for both veteran drivers.
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Save some bruising, the Iceman walked away uninjured.
Caterham's Marcus Ericsson, Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez, and Pastor Maldonado of Lotus also failed to finish.
Rosberg's retirement and Hamilton's win at Silverstone has, essentially, hit the 'reset' button on the F1 Driver's Championship for this season's second
half. The battle continues at the Hockenheimring in Germany on July 20th.