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Funny how a Mercedes one-two can sometimes be interesting, isn't it? Good times. Thanks for your company this afternoon!

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Lots of champagne sprayed everywhere as Hamilton celebrates his hat-trick of British GP wins.

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And another rendition of God Save The Queen, this time without the vocal stylings of Alesha Dixon.

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And Fernando Alonso finishes tenth. TENTH!

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Hamilton, Rosberg and Vettel take the podium places - you have to feel bad for those Williams boys.

51/52 

Bottas sounds miserable over the radio. Not surprising really.

50/52 

Looks a bit brighter there as we come to a close.

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How weird, what happened to Will Stevens and why? He's off the track and into the barrier, but carries on without a front wing.

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The Williamses are fourth and fifth, with Dany Kvyat in sixth.

46/52 

There's a lot of water on the track now with the spray splishing off the tyres.

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Hamilton from Rosberg - and there's Sebastian Vettel in third!

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Bucketing it down on the track. No idea who's where now. Hang on.

45/52 

All the pitstops. All of them.

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"I'll box this lap, I think," says Rosberg. Good call, Nico.

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44/52 

Hamilton's pulled into the pits and gone on to the intermediates! The rain is pouring down, but Rosberg's in the lead!

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Rosberg must be visible right behind Hamilton now.

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Rosberg's team ask him to keep them advised on the performance of his slick tyres.

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"More rain now!" announces Hamilton, sounding ever so slightly panicky.

42/52 

Raikkonen is suffering on those intermediate tyres. it was a brave gamble that didn't pay off.

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And Rosberg is into second, moving past Massa on the inside of the chicane.

40/52 

Hamilton's staying on slicks - he's told the next shower is going to be light.

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Raikkonen is into the pits and switching his tyres, and Rosberg sees sparks fly as he goes into third past Bottas.

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Rosberg falls off the track into a run-off area, fortunately for him in an area with no gravel.

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Hamilton reports that it's stopped raining. The big black cloud over the track suggests that if that is indeed the case, it won't last for long.

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And the brollies are going up!

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Virtual safety car is coming in, and we're racing again!

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BOOM.

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Virtual safety car while they get Sainz out of the way on that corner.

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Carlos Sainz trickles out of the race, rolling away and pulling up on the turn.

33/52 

Can't help but have my fingers crossed for Roberto Merhi and Will Stevens, both at the back of the field but hey, at least they're still in the field.

32/52 

"Nico, give it everything," his team instruct him. They're basically telling him to get a move on - he's in fourth and well behind.

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"Expecting rain - 15 minutes!" declare Rosberg's team. Hamilton reports it's getting dark. Yeah, Lewis, because it's about to rain.

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27/52 

What happened to Ferrari? Vettel's reporting a problem with understeer.

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At this rate everyone who finishes will get points. We're not even half way through.

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Ricciardo is back in his garage and looking as sad as it's possible for him to look.

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24/52 

Massa is told: "This is a straight fight to the end. We're racing all cars around us - including Valtteri." Go for it, chaps!

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Rosberg still wants to get past these awkward Williamses, but they're holding him off brilliantly.

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Bottas is next into the pits as Hamilton moves round and takes the lead, much to the glee of this home crowd.

21/52 

Hamilton's undercut the stoppers - he's second behind Bottas.

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Massa and Rosberg are heading into the pits. Bottas gets his chance at the front.

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This seems unnecessarily harsh.

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Hamilton is into the pits and needs to use this as impetus.

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It's warm on the track, but the word is that there's rain heading Silverstone's way.

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Bottas is still trying to get past Massa, but he's not having any of it.

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Daniel Ricciardo reports a loss of power in his Red Bull.

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New fastest lap from Kimi Raikkonen on his new tyres!

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The Mercedes team look like they're preparing for a stop.

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Massa's following a wide line so there's potentially space for Bottas on the turn, but suspect the team won't like that.

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Bottas is making a dive at the straight, but can't get past Massa still.

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Pitstop for Sainz there as the Williams stretch their lead.

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Daniel Ricciardo is into the pits.

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"It has to be a very clean move, and pull away when you're in front," Bottas's team tell him. They're not going to hold him back, so they're doing their best to control what he does instead.

10/52 

Valtteri Bottas cares not for team orders.

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The Williams boys have been told no racing their team-mate for the time being, and to concentrate on the pair of them pulling away.

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And Bottas isn't just holding off Hamilton, he's looking to dodge past his team-mate for first.

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And great to see those Williams cars extending their speeds out at the front, not held back by traffic or dirty air!

7/52 

Isn't it fun to have a race that's actually a race?

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Susie Wolff is capering around with glee in the Williams garage.

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The Grosjean/Button incident will be investigated after the race. Didn't Alonso actually make the contact?

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Rookie error from young Verstappen, spinning off into the gravel on cold tyres.

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Hamilton is right behind Massa, going wide to try to take the lead, but instead he loses a place back to Bottas!

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Right, the safety car is about to come in.

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Looks like the two Lotuses had contact, and then that nudged Alonso into poor Button.

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What a terrific start from those Williams boys!

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And Pastor Maldonado is out too. "Switch the car off," he's told.

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The safety car is out. Romain Grosjean is out of the race too, Button's car is wheeled off. Alonso is into the pits.

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Jenson Button's car is dead. Poor poor Jenson Button. He drove about three metres.

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What a terrific start from the Williams cars! Massa darts through in the middle of the Mercedes, and Bottas cuts through too!

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We're RACING!

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Nasr's Sauber is under cover and back in the garage. Apparently that was his gearbox failing.

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Is that Alesha Dixon singing the anthem?

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There are Spice Girls on the pitlane! Geri, Emma and Mel C are all with Red Bull, obviously. Emma confesses to a touch of Hamilton fandom.

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Nasr's pulled up in the middle of the track and he just can't get his car going again. The dashboard is sparkling, but there's no power.

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They're followed by the two Williams cars, then the two Ferraris.

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I feel like I'm on autopilot, but Lewis Hamilton starts on pole, with Nico Rosberg next to him on the grid.

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Good afternoon, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the British Grand Prix.