A masterclass in the wet

Hamilton Look back MON SIL

On that day six years ago, Lewis Hamilton put in a masterful performance at a rain-soaked 2008 British Grand Prix to secure the first of his three wins at Silverstone. While McLaren-Mercedes team-mate Heikki Kovalainen had secured his maiden (and eventually sole) Formula One pole position, Hamilton quickly dispatched the Finn and sailed to a resounding victory as he lapped the entire field save for the other two podium finishers: BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld and Honda’s Rubens Barrichello.