Lewis Hamilton suffers puncture at British Grand Prix

Hamilton suffers puncture at British Grand Prix
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Lewis Hamilton suffers a puncture at the British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton's hopes of winning the British Grand Prix have been dealt a blow following a puncture.

The Mercedes driver, who started the race in pole position, suffered the problem during the eighth lap at Silverstone.

Hamilton was forced into the pits before mechanics replaced the left rear tyre. However, the delay caused the Brit to slip significantly down the standings.

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