Hamilton made his way past Bottas on the following lap, with Raikkonen then taking his countryman for third, and that is how the leading four cars would cross the line in a frenetic ending.
Hamilton afforded Raikkonen space at the right-handed third turn during the frenetic Silverstone race, but the Finn locked up, before his left-front tyre thudded into the right-rear of Hamilton's Mercedes.
Hamilton dropped down to last place but executed a superb recovery drive to second, finishing behind race victor and title rival Vettel.
Vettel made a cracking start from second place to beat Hamilton to the first corner. "I guess I wanted to give a boost to England", he said. I could have easily taken second place today, but we chose to go for it.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff also wondered whether the incident, that sent Hamilton into a spin before he fought back to second at the finish, had been deliberate or simply a sign of incompetence. Within ten laps he was running in the top-ten, within 15 he was snorting into the top-five.
The fact that Hamilton is only eight points adrift after 10 races is remarkable, considering that Mercedes have only won three times so far in 2018.
The German finished 2.264 seconds ahead of Hamilton for his fourth win of the season, denying Hamilton what would have been a fifth straight win in his home race.
Whilst it looked like Bottas would remain behind Vettel for the duration of the race, a surprise safety auto threw teams a strategy curveball.
Hamilton in a Mercedes and Ferrari's Vettel traded fastest laps until Hamilton clocked 1min 25.892sec in his final lap to outpace Vettel by 0.044sec. "They have really caught up", the F1 legend Lauda said after Hamilton qualified on Pole. "I gave everything I could, I was struggling to stand".
"Historically it has not been a very strong track for us, but today has been a good start, and hopefully we can improve tomorrow and kill their magic".
"It's easy to say after the last couple of races that we're suddenly doing something against them, but we've been hit pretty many times also, so that's how it goes, unfortunately".
"If our two drivers make a mistake twice and take the same team out, I would be apologizing".
Croatia , in their first semi since 1998, levelled through Ivan Perisic after 68 minutes and then looked the more unsafe side. France , which won its only title at home in 1998, will have an extra day of rest after beating Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday.
Amid reports that he had threatened to pull out of the alliance due to the dispute, Mr Trump said the USA had a strong commitment. All I can say is: 'Did you?' And 'Don't do it again, " he said. "I just don't know him very well".
According to The Hollywood Reporter , the Black Widow solo film now has a director, in Austalian filmmaker, Cate Shortland . With the latest phase of Marvel films coming to a close, Marvel saw this as the best time to move forward with the project.
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Labour MP Stephen Doughty said: 'It is still a scandal in 2018 that we have a gender pay gap in any industry - let alone the BBC'. But eight more women who were not included last year did make it on to this year's list of stars who earn more than £150,000.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of any links between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation . "Stonington Global is honored to welcome General Flynn as we expand our services around the world", he said in a statement.
Tom Cruise walks red carpet in Paris
In this particular go-around, Chris McQuarrie (the first director to double up in the series) has pretty much perfected his craft as a Mission: Impossible director.
Man faces hate crime charges over racist Puerto Rico shirt rant
In an earlier statement, the police said that an investigation had been launched and the officer had been placed on desk duty. But the officer walks away. 'People have just as much right to be here as you do, ' she can be heard telling him in the clip.
Hero Aussie divers humbled by Thai rescue
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