It was another classic Grand Prix in what is turning out to be a season with some great racing. There were some superb battles throughout the field and some outstanding drives deep through the field.
The podium was unusual with the winner coming from 6th on the grid, the second placed man Bottas starting 14th and third placed Riccardo coming from 8th.
But who was your Driver of the Day?
Was dejected after blowing qualifying on Saturday and ending up 6th on the grid. Pulled it together at the start and gained two places before the red flag. Picked off Magnussen and Button quickly after the restart and was catching Rosberg in the middle stint when the German retired. Equalled Sir Jackie Stewart’s 27 GP wins.
What can you say about this performance? His best ever result in F1, second conseutive podium and one that takes his team ahead of Force India in the championship. Bottas was amazing at the start, moving from 14th to 9th on the opening lap, then picking off cars by passing them inside and outside. Switched to a one stop strategy as it became clear that the tyres were in good shape and took second place at the flag.
The happiest 3rd place he has had in F1; the likeable Aussie drove strongly after a team mistake in qualifying meant he wasn’t out on track at the end when the laps times were set. He too converted to a one stop strategy mid race and also passed plenty of cars en route to his fourth podium in five races.
Narrowly missed out on a podium on “Pink for Papa” day at Silverstone. Button was outstanding in qualifying and maintained track position as much as possible give the restrictions of his car, which again lacked pace compared to the other top teams.
Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso
One of the most memorable battles the pair of champions has engaged in. They fought like dogs over fifth place in the second half of the race. Alonso went from 16th on the grid to sixth at the end, cleverly taking the hard tyre at the start and using it for only one lap, racing the rest of the GP on the faster medium. Vettel meanwhile took the hard tyre at the restart but was pitted early by the team and lost ground.