Home joy for Lewis Hamilton as he wins the British Grand Prix

The Formula 1 championship is getting tighter

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix during the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester. Picture by: David Davies / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lewis Hamilton has enjoyed a third successive win at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

The three-time reigning world champion, who started on pole, finished ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg and Max Red Bull's Verstappen at Silverstone.

It's a fourth victory in five races for Hamilton and it means Rosberg's lead at the top of the championship standings has been cut down to four points.

In a race which started behind the safety car due to rain, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the Top 5.

The other Ferrari of four-time champ Sebastian Vettel was 9th, while McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button both missed out on a place in the points.