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  • The pack led by Germany's Nico Rosberg of Mercedes, bottom left, races into the first corner during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. The British Grand Prix was halted on the opening lap Sunday after a collision involving Raikkonen and Felipe Massa of Williams. Massa escaped unhurt and drove back to the pits without his left rear wheel, but Raikkonen emerged limping from his smashed Ferrari that had lost most of the front end and left rear wheel. The race was stopped as 2007 champion Raikkonen was taken to the circuit medical center. He appears to have lost control of his car and hit the barriers before spinning across the track where he collided with Massa. The race will resume once debris from the crash is cleared and damage to track barriers is repaired. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren into the first corner before the re-start during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • The car of Finland's Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari is being take back to the pits after the driver crashed during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams limps back to the pits after a crash on the first lap during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: The drivers prepare to re-start the race behind the safety car during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • QUALITY REPEAT - Drivers take the restart behind the pace car at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • The pack led by Germany's Nico Rosberg of Mercedes, bottom, races after the race resumed during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. The British Grand Prix was halted on the opening lap Sunday after a collision involving Finland's Kimi Raikkonen of Ferari and Felipe Massa of Williams. Massa escaped unhurt and drove back to the pits without his left rear wheel, but Raikkonen emerged limping from his smashed Ferrari that had lost most of the front end and left rear wheel. The race was stopped as 2007 champion Raikkonen was taken to the circuit medical center. He appears to have lost control of his car and hit the barriers before spinning across the track where he collided with Massa. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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  • Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and Force India's German driver Nico Hulkenberg drive at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • Germany's Nico Rosberg of Mercedes rounds a bend during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Rosberg failed to complete the race due to mechanical failure. Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the race, Finland's Valtteri Bottas of Williams finished second and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull finished third (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • Finland's Valtteri Bottas of Williams, bottom, drives his car to second place during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the race and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull finished third. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing leads Nico Hulkenberg of Germany and Force India and Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • McLaren Mercedes' Danish driver Kevin Magnussen drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINI (Photo credit should read Tom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Caterham F1 Team's Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson drives off the track at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela and Lotus crashes with Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico and Sauber F1 during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren leads Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing in action during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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  • Williams' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • QUALITY REPEAT - Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg walks off the track after stopping at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg car is removed after stopping at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • McLaren Mercedes' British driver Jenson Button drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATES (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Denmark's Kevin Magnussen of McLaren Mercedes rounds a bend during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the race, Finland's Valtteri Bottas of Williams finished second and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull finished third. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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  • Finland's Valtteri Bottas of William drives his car to second place during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the race and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull finished third.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
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  • Teams run onto the track for a restart at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren leads Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
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  • Toro Rosso's Russian driver Daniil Kvyat (L) and Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo drive at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINI (Photo credit should read Tom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Sauber's Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez and Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel drive at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 during of the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINI (Photo credit should read Tom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Britain's Jenson Button of McLaren Mercedes celebrates after qualifying third for Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Germany's Nico Rosberg of Mercedes won the pole position and Germany's Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, finished second. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates crossing the finish line in the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • Britain's Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates as he crosses the line in first place during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Finland's Valtteri Bottas of Williams finished second, and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull finished third. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing leads Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Drew Gibson/Getty Images)
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  • QUALITY REPEAT - (L to R) Williams' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrate on the podium at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 after the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo and Williams' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas celebrate on the podium at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 6, 2014 after the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium next to Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams and Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 6, 2014 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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