The Great British Weather messed with the British Grand Prix in all kinds of ways


The Great British Weather was in full swing to welcome Formula One drivers in Silverstone as a safety car lead the way at the start of the race.

Lewis Hamilton was racing pole position, but with rain and safety car to slow things down, he wasn't getting the competitive edge he needed to stay ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg.

The scenes at the start looked like this:

Britain F1 GP Auto Racing.
(Luca Bruno/AP)

Then a decision was made that it was too risky for drivers to race in these wet conditions so a safety car was deployed for five laps. And people started getting bored...

When the safety car finally left, a LOT of drivers went to the pits to change their tyres...

But of course, the track was still wet and Pascal Wehrlein span his car straight out of the British Grand Prix.

Pascal Wehrlein.
Pascal Wehrlein (David Davies/PA)

Rio Haryanto followed suit.

Fernando Alsonso found himself spinning into the gravel, but fortunately, was able to continue the race.

As did Sebastian Vettel...

Kimi Raikkonen went off track too.

Carlos Sainz span like nobody's business...

Hamilton and Max Verstappen had some trouble on the track too.

Then the unpredictable weather that it was, the sun came out.

And Hamilton delighted his home crowd by completing a hat-trick of consecutive victories at the British Grand Prix.

He moved to within four points of Rosberg, who crossed the line in second place, while Verstappen finished third.