Hamilton headed home championship rival Sebastian Vettel, who survived a late race incident with Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in which Bottas crashed into the rear of Vettel’s Ferrari. Bottas lost time due to a subsequent broken front wing, allowing Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen onto the final step of the podium.

Later in the race Bottas came under attack from the fast-finishing Daniel Ricciardo. They also clashed, Bottas sliding into the side of Ricciardo’s Red Bull as the Australian was overtaking the Mercedes. Both were able to continue, with Ricciardo claiming an excellent fourth, after having started a lowly 12th, and Bottas fifth.

Hamilton leads Vettel in the World Drivers’ Championship by 24 points as the teams head into the mid-season break. Next race is the Belgian Grand Prix on August 26.