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Mercedes’ Superior Strategy Enables Lewis Hamilton to Win British Grand Prix

After Lewis Hamilton threw away victory with an ill-advised pit stop at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, Mercedes' strategy was flawless at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, enabling Hamilton to overcome a poor start and that inevitable English rain to win the British Grand Prix—his fifth victory in nine Formula One races this year. Although Hamilton and his team-mate Nico Rosberg qualified first and second, Felipe Massa nosed his Williams between the two Silver Arrows on the run down to Abbey corner at the start. Valtteri Bottas, in the other Williams, nearly followed him through but settled for third on the opening lap. Meanwhile, further back, a collision involving Daniel Ricciardo, as well as both Lotuses and both McLarens, brought out ...

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