F1: Pit perfection for Lewis Hamilton as he roars away to win British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton praised his own pit-stop calls as he completed a hat-trick of home victories by winning an entertaining British Grand Prix.
The reigning world champion recovered from another poor start to seal a 38th career win and remain on course to equal his hero Ayrton Senna's haul of three championships.
Hamilton timed both of his pit-stops perfectly, firstly leap-frogging the fast-starting Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas - who had jumped the Mercedes duo from the start - and then putting on the intermediate tyres as the heaviest of the rain came, thus placating a push from team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton came through to win from Rosberg - extending his championship lead to 17 points - and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. "For the first time in my F1 career I made the perfectly right choice in terms of, I'm coming in now. So I feel extremely happy about that."