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Hamilton: I really needed this result

Lewis Hamilton lamented a missed opportunity for a Mercedes 1-2 at Silverstone, but he admits Nico Rosberg's retirements came it a good time for him. With Rosberg winning in Austria and Hamilton retiring, the gap between the two Merc drivers was 29 points before the start of the British GP with the German having the upper hand in the early stages having started on pole with his team-mate in P6. However, Hamilton's fortunes turned for the better in the space of a few laps. Just as he managed to close the gap to his team-mate to two seconds after the first round of pitstops, Rosberg complained about a gearbox problem and he was forced to retire not long after, paving the way for Hamilton to...
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