“Of course”, said Lewis, “I'm disappointed by today's race and I would have loved to deliver the win this afternoon for all the British fans here at Silverstone.
The race started so well for us today; I felt comfortable out in front and was managing my pace. The tyre problem was such a shame and from then, it was just a case of giving it my all and battling as far up the field as possible.
I had some good overtaking moves and, given another lap, I might have got Fernando and ended up on the podium. Everything considered, fourth place is pretty good after having been last on lap 10 and we'll take that. It's a great result for the team today, big congratulations to Nico who came through a tricky situation to take the win for us.
We've now moved up to second place in the Constructors' Championship which is a nice reward for everyone at the factories just down the road from here.”