British GP - Vettel fights his way to the podium, Raikkonen eighth

5 Jul 2015

In tricky conditions, Seb claims a well deserved third place

Silverstone, 5 July – The British Grand Prix started under summer skies, but eventually delivered a typical English day, with rain arriving unexpectedly for the final third of the race. When the rain came, Raikkonen had been lying fifth and switched to Intermediate tyres on lap 38, while Vettel came in four laps later. It was enough to make the difference when it came to tyre management, given that the rain intensified just as Sebastian made his stop. Thanks to a great strategy, Vettel managed to jump the two cars ahead to go from sixth to third place, thus returning to the podium after a two race absence. Raikkonen was forced to make a further stop because his tyres were degrading and he ended up eighth. The race was won by Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes.

Sebastian Vettel – A podium we deserved
Kimi Raikkonen – An early call-perhaps too early
Maurizio Arrivabene – A big Thanks to Seb and race strategy


Pos.
Driver
Country
Team
Time
Points

1

Lewis
Hamilton
GBR
Mercedes
1:31:27.729
25

2

Nico
Rosberg
GER
Mercedes
+10.956s
18

3

Sebastian
Vettel
GER
Ferrari
+25.443s
15

4

Felipe
Massa
BRA
Williams
+36.839s
12

5

Valtteri
Bottas
FIN
Williams
+63.194s
10

6

Daniil
Kvyat
RUS
Red Bull
+63.955s
8

7

Nico
Hulkenberg
GER
Force India
+78.744s
6

8

Kimi
Räikkönen
FIN
Ferrari
+1 lap
4

9

Sergio
Perez
MEX
Force India
+1 lap
2

10

Fernando
Alonso
ESP
McLaren
+1 lap
1

11

Marcus
Ericsson
SWE
Sauber
+1 lap
0

12

Roberto
Merhi
ESP
Marussia
+3 laps
0

13

Will
Stevens
GBR
Marussia
+3 laps
0

RT

Carlos
Sainz
ESP
Toro Rosso
DNF
0

RT

Daniel
Ricciardo
AUS
Red Bull
DNF
0

RT

Max
Verstappen
NED
Toro Rosso
DNF
0

RT

Romain
Grosjean
FRA
Lotus
DNF
0

RT

Pastor
Maldonado
VEN
Lotus
DNF
0

RT

Jenson
Button
GBR
McLaren
DNF
0

RT

Felipe
Nasr
BRA
Sauber
DNS
0

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