Sebastian Vettel won an incident-packed British Grand Prix to pull eight points clear in the Formula One drivers' standings, as championship rival Lewis Hamilton recovered brilliantly from an opening-lap collision with Kimi Raikkonen to claim second.
During a dramatic finale that saw both Ferraris and the two Mercedes in close competition, Vettel pulled off a spectacular move to get past Valtteri Bottas on lap 47 of 52.
Vettel had conceded the lead to Bottas in the second half of the race when Mercedes opted to gamble and leave both their drivers out on older medium tyres during two safety car periods, as the other front-runners pitted for fresh softs.
Bottas ultimately lost pace in the closing laps as he slipped down to fourth, but the bold strategy worked well for Hamilton as the Briton completed a superb fightback.
Seeking a fifth successive win at Silverstone, the reigning world champion made a dismal start from pole and was passed by Vettel and Bottas before being hit by Raikkonen at turn three, resulting him in dropping rapidly to 18th.
A 10-second penalty came Raikkonen's way, yet he still took third and Hamilton fared even better having cut through the field in style following his early struggles.
Hamilton could be proud of his recovery, but Vettel will surely be the happier after extending his lead at the top of the standings with a first win at Silverstone since 2009.
BREAKING: Sebastian Vettel wins an incredible race at Silverstone!— Formula 1 (@F1) July 8, 2018
That's the German's second #BritishGP win, and extends his 2018 drivers' championship lead to 8 points #F1 pic.twitter.com/fAEtnufvHi
HAMILTON AIMS DIG AT FERRARI OVER 'INTERESTING TACTICS'
Hamilton made his unhappiness clear after last month's French Grand Prix, when Vettel collided with Bottas at the start and went on to finish ahead of the second Mercedes following a minor penalty.
On this occasion, it looked as though a similar outcome could occur, with Raikkonen losing much less time than Hamilton following their collision, even after his 10-second penalty was taken into account.
The safety car periods enabled the home favourite to finish ahead of the Finn, but the former is unlikely to have been impressed by the opening-lap chaos.
Hamilton passed up the opportunity to speak to Sky Sports F1's Martin Brundle immediately after the race and appeared frustrated as the top three gathered together ahead of the podium ceremony.
When he was eventually collared by Brundle, a disgruntled Hamilton referred to "interesting tactics" from Ferrari, before pledging to "do what we can to fight them".
SO. MUCH. ACTION!
Show this race to anyone who says F1 is boring.
A host of collisions, retirements - including the first of Charles Leclerc's F1 career - and overtaking manoeuvres contributed to an absorbing spectacle, with the outcome of the race in doubt right up until the last few laps.
A WEEK IS A LONG TIME IN F1
Max Verstappen had plenty to celebrate in Austria last time out as he claimed his first victory of the season.
Yet it was a very different story at Silverstone. Both Red Bulls struggled for pace and Verstappen eventually retired after spinning off on lap 47 while battling with team-mate Daniel Ricciardo for fifth position.
IN THE POINTS
1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) +2.264s
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) +3.652s
4. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) +8.883s
5. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) +9.500s
6. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) +28.220s
7. Esteban Ocon (Force India) +29.930s
8. Fernando Alonso (McLaren) +31.115s
9. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) +33.188s
10. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) +34.129s (provisional)
1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 171
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 163 (-8)
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 116 (-55)
4. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 106 (-10)
5. Valtteri Bottas 104 (-67)
1. Ferrari 287
2. Mercedes 267 (-20)
3. Red Bull 199 (-88)
4. Renault 70 (-217)
5. Haas 51 (-236)
Hockenheim will host the season's next race, the German Grand Prix, in a fortnight's time. Germany was left off the calendar in 2017 but Hamilton won the last race there two years ago.
|Judge returns to Yankees´ starting lineup|
|Napoli boss Ancelotti takes aim at Red Star time wasting|
|Favre admits young Dortmund stars struggled in Bruges|
|Otavio would trade goal for Porto victory as he bemoans Schalke draw|
|Championship Review: Pacesetters Leeds crush Preston, Villa end five-game winless run|
|Neymar world-class but not a defender - Klopp says Liverpool targeted PSG star|
|Waiters injury update: Heat guard unlikely to be ready for start of season|
|Gojowczyk eliminates returning Tsonga in Metz|
|Liverpool enjoying best start in 57 years after PSG win|
|Galatasaray 3 Lokomotiv Moscow 0: Terim´s side make light work of Russians|
|Club Brugge 0 Borussia Dortmund 1: Super sub Pulisic scores late winner|
|Schalke 1 Porto 1: Fahrmann saves one penalty, but Otavio scores another|
|Red Star Belgrade 0 Napoli 0: Points shared as Italians fail to make possession pay|
|Liverpool 3 Paris Saint-Germain 2: Firmino strikes late as Reds edge five-goal thriller|
|Monaco 1 Atletico Madrid 2: Costa and Gimenez seal comfortable win|
|Chaos reigns in Serie B as league denies suspension claim|
|India secure Asia Cup victory despite valiant Hong Kong effort|
|Messi makes "extraordinary routine", says Valverde after Barca star surpasses Ronaldo|
|Spalletti´s Inter to take heart from Tottenham turnaround|
|Casillas features in landmark 20th Champions League campaign|
|Spurs deserved more from best performance of the season - Pochettino|
|Brown absent from Steelers facility on Monday due to ´personal matter´|
|Toronto´s Bussey given eight-match biting ban|
|Barcelona 4 PSV 0: Marvellous Messi lights up Camp Nou|
|Inter 2 Tottenham 1: Icardi, Vecino complete dramatic late turnaround|
|Allegri, Chiellini defend Costa over spitting ban|
|Firmino only fit enough for bench duty|
|Kovac applauds Sanches ahead of Benfica homecoming|
|Tomlin confirms Steelers WR Brown was absent from facility on Monday|
|Mourinho tells United to follow Federer´s lead amid Young Boys pitch concerns|
|Costa banned for four Serie A matches for spitting|
|PGA Tour announces changes to FedEx Cup Playoffs format|
|Rashford to start against Young Boys, Mourinho confirms|
|Ryder Cup heading to Congressional in 2036|
|I never listen to stupid things - De Gea unconcerned by criticism|
|Aguero trains as Mendy sits out Man City session|
|Lampard fined after accepting improper conduct charge|
|Serie B suspended after Pro Vercelli win appeal|
|Mitchell returns to England as defence coach|
|Brady completes Cornet upset in Guangzhou|
|Lopetegui giving no guarantees to ´fighter´ Navas|
|Di Francesco denies racially abusing Costa|
|Saunders apologises for ´sickening´ online video|
|Tianjin Quanjian 0 Kashima Antlers 3 (0-5 agg): Semi-final spot booked in resounding fashion|
|Madrid cannot live on Ronaldo´s glories, warns Ramos|
|Real Madrid are Champions League favourites, insists Man City coach Arteta|
|Stokes & Hales charged with bringing game into disrepute|
|Stephens slips to Vekic defeat in Tokyo|
|Simeone should teach Griezmann values - Ramos questions Ballon d´Or ambition|
|Arteta ready to step into Guardiola´s shoes after missing out on Arsenal job|
|Naive or scheming - Ozil´s agent slams Kroos, Neuer and Muller|
|Bolton´s Darby forced to retire after Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis|
|Root vows dressing support for Moeen over Ashes abuse claims|
|Madrid more dangerous without Ronaldo - Dani Alves|
|Federer fires ominous Djokovic warning to rivals|
|Arsenal confirm Gazidis departure to Milan|
|Man´s best friend? D´Arcy Short ruled out by dog bite|
|Salah has strong bond with ´friend´ Klopp|
|Mistakes were made in Serena´s US Open row - Federer|
|Burgess wants ´truth to come out´ over lewd video allegations|
|Injury brings premature end to Sharapova´s season|
|The next one´s mine - Griezmann underlines Champions League desire|
|A novice coach and a solar-powered stadium – who are Champions League debutants Young Boys?|
|Free-scoring Liverpool and PSG do battle, Kane eyes elite club - Champions League in Opta numbers|
|Braves fall to Cardinals, still move closer to clinching NL East|
|Mack leads Bears past Seahawks|
|Maradona makes winning start in Mexico|
|Barcelona captaincy has changed Messi, says Bartomeu|
|Lithuania qualify for FIBA World Cup after double-overtime win|
|Yelich makes history with another cycle|