HOME FAVOURITE: Star Lewis Hamilton

The Briton’s drive from pole to flag on an overcast afternoon was lonely, uneventful and dominant with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas finishing 14 seconds behind to secure the one-two.

Vettel, who had battled on worn tyres but looked like securing the final podium position until the blowout, finished seventh with Finnish teammate Kimi Raikkonen third after also suffering a late puncture.

Hamilton says: “The support has been incredible this weekend. I am so proud I could do this for you all.

“The team were faultless this weekend, Valtteri did an incredible job as well so it’s the perfect weekend for us.”