Vettel puts neck on the line to beat Hamilton in British GP

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) After laboring with neck pain on Saturday, Sebastian Vettel found the perfect tonic 24 hours later - matching Alain Prost's total of 51 Grand Prix victories and denying main rival Lewis Hamilton a record-setting win in his home race.

The German defeated second-placed Hamilton on Sunday to win the British GP in front of a partisan crowd and extended his lead in the Formula One championship standings to eight points after 10 of 21 races.

"Sebastian drove a great race, fighting like a lion despite the pain in the neck," Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said.

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Formula 1 Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 S.Vettel 171 4
2 L.Hamilton 163 3
3 K.Raikkonen 116 0
4 D.Ricciardo 106 2
5 V.Bottas 104 0
6 M.Verstappen 93 1
7 N.Hulkenberg 42 0
8 F.Alonso 40 0
9 K.Magnussen 39 0
10 C.Sainz Jr. 28 0
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