Silverstone saw a truly astonishing performance from Lewis Hamilton. He not only finished 68 seconds ahead of his closest rival, Nick Heidfeld, but he lapped everyone up to third place. Both of those statistics are extremely unusual in the modern era, when the cars are so evenly matched and safety car periods often serve to close up the field.
And yet this was a strange race. Curiously Heidfeld actually set a quicker fastest lap than Hamilton, and Kimi Raikkonen's best was a full 0.677 seconds faster than that achieved by the McLaren man. What's more, when he set that time, Kimi was closing in and seemed destined to take the lead. And then a poor strategic call by Ferrari turned the Finn's race upside down.
The irony is of course that had it been dry on Sunday, the outcome for Lewis could have been very different. From the start of the weekend, he was outpaced by his teammate, who really found the Silverstone groove. Beaten in all three practice sessions and Q1, Lewis only got ahead of Heikki Kovalainen in Q2, and then only by a tiny margin. Of course last year we saw him pop up and blitz Fernando Alonso when it really mattered, but in Q3 this year he made his own life difficult by running wide on his first run.