Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Silverstone, 2016

Top ten pictures from the 2016 British Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 British Grand Prix weekend.

Jolyon Palmer

Jolyon Palmer, Renault, Silverstone, 2016
Jolyon Palmer, Renault, Silverstone, 2016

One of the home drivers inevitably commanded most of the attention but Jolyon Palmer was out to enjoy his first start at Silverstone as an F1 driver.

Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, Silverstone, 2016
Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, Silverstone, 2016

It was a hero-to-zero sort of weekend for Pascal Wehrlein: Having scored a point in Austria he spun out early in the rain on Sunday.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Silverstone, 2016
Valtteri Bottas, Williams, Silverstone, 2016

Williams starred in this race last year, passing the Mercedes at the start and leading. There was no repeat of those heroics this time – both drivers finished out of the points.

Marcus Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Silverstone, 2016
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Silverstone, 2016

Sauber brought their first upgrades of the year to Silverstone but Marcus Ericsson smashed his car up against the barriers in final practice and missed qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton fans

Banner, Silverstone, 2016
Banner, Silverstone, 2016

While a minority of spectators resorted to mindlessly jeering at Nico Rosberg, others found wittier ways of expressing themselves.

Grid

Grid, Silverstone, 2016
Grid, Silverstone, 2016

With one side of the grid almost flooded a rolling start was inevitable.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2016
Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2016

Max Verstappen put in a bravura performance in the rain, passing Rosberg around the outside at Becketts. DRS inevitably undid his hard work when the track dried, but Rosberg’s penalty handed second place back to Red Bull’s young star.

Cars

Cars, Silverstone, 2016
Cars, Silverstone, 2016

The finishers lined up at the end of the race.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2016
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2016

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his fourth win on the podium…

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2016
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Silverstone, 2016

… and with his adoring fans.

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2 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 British Grand Prix”

  1. No other driver gets a reception like this. We are witnessing something great.

  2. Is this a new feature? It sums up the race week-end nicely, congrats @keithcollantine!

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