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Slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's Silverstone blowout

Slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel's Silverstone blowout

His Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third at Silvesrtone, also had a problem with the front left tyre in the closing laps and had to pit for a fresh set.

Lewis Hamilton enjoys British Grand Prix win but remains reserved over F1 future

Lewis Hamilton enjoys British Grand Prix win but remains reserved over F1 future

The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equaling fifth time.

Lewis Hamilton proud to rank among Formula One greats after record-equaling British GP win

Lewis Hamilton proud to rank among Formula One greats after record-equaling British GP win

Hamilton led from pole position to win his home grand prix for a record-equaling fifth time at the Silverstone Circuit.Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finished in second place.

Weekly sports round-up, July 10 to 16: From Ravi Shastri's appointment as India coach to Roger Federer's record Wimbledon title

Weekly sports round-up, July 10 to 16: From Ravi Shastri's appointment as India coach to Roger Federer's record Wimbledon title

An eventful sporting week culminated with Roger Federer winning a record 19th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, even as uncertainty continued to rule Indian cricket on who else will join the coaching staff to support Ravi Shastri, the new head coach.

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth British GP, cuts Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth British GP, cuts Sebastian Vettel's championship lead to one point

Vettel, who had battled on worn tyres but looked like securing the final podium position until the blowout, finished seventh after an emergency pit stop with a shower of sparks from the wheel rim.

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

That's Hamilton's fifth British Grand Prix victory, drawing him level with Alain Prost and Jim Clark. Meanwhile just one point separates Vettel and Hamilton in the title fight.

British GP: Lewis Hamilton beats Kimi Raikkonen to pole, faces investigation

British GP: Lewis Hamilton beats Kimi Raikkonen to pole, faces investigation

Hamilton's championship-leading Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who has a 20-point advantage after nine of 20 races, qualified third.

Christian Horner suspects Sebastian Vettel could be tempted by Mercedes one day

Christian Horner suspects Sebastian Vettel could be tempted by Mercedes one day

Mercedes have triple world champion Lewis Hamilton under contract for next year while Finland's Valtteri Bottas joined in January with no guarantee beyond 2017.

British Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas fastest in first two practices

British Grand Prix: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas fastest in first two practices

Vettel started the morning by trying out the new "shield", the first driver to experience the transparent open canopy system designed to protect the head from flying debris and bouncing wheels.

British Grand Prix: Home hero Lewis Hamilton defends London no-show

British Grand Prix: Home hero Lewis Hamilton defends London no-show

The Briton, who will be chasing a fourth successive home win at Silverstone on Sunday, was the only driver to miss the F1 Live event on Wednesday.

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton aims to match Jim Clark's record four wins in a row at Silverstone

British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton aims to match Jim Clark's record four wins in a row at Silverstone

The triple world champion is in need of home comforts after setbacks beyond his control in Azerbaijan and Austria left him 20 points behind Ferrari`s championship leader Sebastian Vettel as the season approaches the halfway stage.

Austrian GP 2017: Valtteri Bottas secures second win; Sebastian Vettel extends lead

Austrian GP 2017: Valtteri Bottas secures second win; Sebastian Vettel extends lead

The victory from pole position was the second of the season and of his career for Bottas, who joined Mercedes in January as a replacement for 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg.

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix 2017: As it happened...

Vettel extends his championship with second place, while Ricciardo completes the podium by holding off Hamilton, who finishes fourth.

Valtteri Bottas takes Austrian F1 GP pole and Lewis Hamilton starts eighth

Valtteri Bottas takes Austrian F1 GP pole and Lewis Hamilton starts eighth

Vettel will share the front row with Bottas, with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Australian Daniel Ricciardo on the second row.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel fastest in final Austrian GP practice

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel fastest in final Austrian GP practice

Vettel's time was the fastest lap yet of the Red Bull Ring, with a time of one minute 05.092 seconds on ultrasoft tyres. Hamilton had held the previous record, set on Friday.

Austrian Grand Prix 2017: Lewis Hamilton handed five-place grid penalty for gearbox change

Austrian Grand Prix 2017: Lewis Hamilton handed five-place grid penalty for gearbox change

The drop means the Mercedes driver, second in the championship behind Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel, cannot equal Michael Schumacher`s pole position record of 68 at his home British Grand Prix next week.

Austrian Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

Austrian Grand Prix 2017 Qualifying: Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel still leads the drivers championship with 141 points to his name 12 ahead of second placed Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton who has 129 points. 

Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton breaks lap record, tops both practice sessions

Austrian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton breaks lap record, tops both practice sessions

Mercedes have won every year since Austria returned to the calendar in 2014, after being absent for a decade, with Hamilton triumphant in 2016.

Sebastian Vettel set to face more trials of temperament at Austrian Grand Prix

A tight fight between Vettel`s Ferrari team and three-time champion Hamilton`s Mercedes outfit is in prospect in the Styrian Alps in the 30th running of the Austrian event.

Sebastian Vettel to face no further punishment after Azerbaijan GP collision

Sebastian Vettel to face no further punishment after Azerbaijan GP collision

The German was given a 10-second stop-and-go penalty during the race after being found guilty of dangerous driving.