Lewis Hamilton took his fifth victory of 2015 in front of his home crowd at Silverstone despite a rain shower and a strong showing from Williams.
The Williams duo led the field early on but Hamilton jumped ahead of the pair of them as they made their first pit stops. Team mate Nico Rosberg remained stuck in fourth place however, until a rain shower helped him catch and pass the two FW37s.
The rain intensified later on and Rosberg was catching Hamilton quickly, until the race leader made a well-timed switch to intermediate tyres. Rosberg did the same on the next lap, but by now Hamilton was long gone.
Sebastian Vettel also timed his pit stop well and beat the two Williams drivers to the last podium place. But Kimi Raikkonen fell to eighth after pitting too soon for intermediates.
Daniil Kvyat caught Bottas at the end of the race and crossed the line 0.7 seconds behind the Williams. The two Force Indias took points for seventh and ninth, while Fernando Alonso took his first point of the season with tenth place.
A series of first-lap incidents eliminated Jenson Button, and the two Lotus drivers, while a gearbox problem on Felipe Nasr’s car prevented him from starting.
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