With a great start, Vettel passed Lewis Hamilton, followed by a pit in the Safety Car that entered the track on the new tires. However, as Valtteri Bottas stayed on the track, the German had to pass the Finn on the track.
The German pilot, who succeeded in passing the opponent with a great attack, was also the only obstacle between the victory and the checkered flag in the first place, opening the score difference.
"I was worried when someone was penalized, but today we have a pretty good race for Formula 1. It's not only for Ferrari but also for Formula 1 that it's such a battle on a beautiful track like Silverstone."
"The most important problem for Sebastian was his neck trouble, he was really suffering yesterday and he had to be treated this morning."
"I was really worried about him even before the race, but he came out and fought like the lions."
"It's not so easy to see, it's the race that Mercedes and Red Bull are home to, so you have to be strong, and Hamilton raced with additional motivation thanks to the grandstand for racing in his own home."