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Chasing history Lewis Hamilton aiming for an unprecedented win no.6 for Britain at the British Grand Prix

Chasing history Lewis Hamilton aiming for an unprecedented win no.6 for Britain at the British Grand Prix

Raikkonen, who finished third, accepted his guilt and felt the penalty, a ten-second stop-go, was an appropriate sanction.

He said: "If somebody comes along and wants to pay an attractive price for anything, you have to put your commercial hat on and think about it commercially, not emotionally".

The German defeated second-placed Hamilton on Sunday to win the British GP in front of a partisan crowd and extended his lead in the Formula One championship standings to eight points after 10 of 21 races.

Wolff said Allison had privately questioned whether Raikkonen's mistake was "either deliberate or incompetent". Hamilton was hit early in the race, before recovering to finish second.

The collision sparked huge scrutiny over the Ferrari vs Mercedes 2018 fight as it came just two races after Raikkonen's team-mate Sebastian Vettel wiped out the other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas in France.

"What we need to discuss among all of us is if certain incidents occur and they have a massive outcome in terms of what's happening maybe around the race win and what the consequences would be, that's a different story".

But in a post released on his Instagram account on Monday, Hamilton said: "Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on".

Lewis Hamilton's auto failure occurred having already lost the lead due to an error from chief strategist James Vowles, who came over the radio during the race to apologise to the reigning world champion. "I find it a bit unnecessary to even go there". Obviously it's a racing incident and I can't see behind me.

Asked later by reporters about the comment and whether he suspected the incident had been deliberate, Hamilton only fanned the flames, saying: "All I'd say is that it's now two races that the Ferraris have taken out one of the Mercedes, and a five-second penalty and a 10-second penalty doesn't appear to feel".

Victory on Sunday would be Hamilton's fifth in a row at Silverstone.

"I lost almost 3kg [in body fluids] trying to get back to the top for you and my team", he said, addressing his 6.7 million followers on the social media platform.

Hamilton suffered from a collision with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen during the first lap of the race. Although there Pirelli has brought thinner tyres to the race, and different compounds, Wolff says last weekend's example is a reminder of how important it is to keep a lead through the pit-stop window. "I'm great to have been able to get back to second and minimise the loss", Hamilton said.

"Yes I would have loved for us to build a gap in Austria, Montreal and Silverstone because we lose some in Hungary and we lose some in Singapore". I could have easily taken second place today, but we chose to go for it. "Sometimes we say dumb s*** and learn from it".

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