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Watch moment Lewis Hamilton’s tyre bursts from INSIDE his Mercedes as he incredibly holds on to beat Max Verstappen

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LEWIS HAMILTON kept his cool in remarkable fashion as he drove to British Grand Prix victory on three wheels.

Footage from on-board the world championship leader’s Mercedes shows the moment his front-left tyre burst on the final lap.

Hamilton’s car is, at first, a picture of tranquility around the empty Silverstone while others fell away in the demanding race.

Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz both experienced late punctures, prompting a message of calm coming over the Brit’s radio.

Engineer Pete ‘Bono’ Bonnington tells Hamilton: “Please don’t go for the fastest lap, we just need to get the car home. Tyre integrity is the predominant thing.”

The driver confirms the message before the news of Bottas’ nightmare, dropping the Finn from second to 11th, is relayed to him.

As Hamilton pulls around Luffield, his front-left bursts and he checks in: “Think something has happened to my left tyre also.”

From then on, the six-time world champ is fully concentrated as he masterfully guides the car home while Bono keeps him updated on Max Verstappen’s pursuit.

That is the most dramatic ending to a race I remember having.

Lewis Hamilton

Having overtaken Bottas, the Red Bull ace pitted and found himself having to close a gap of over 30 seconds in just half a lap.

Crossing the line with just 5.8 seconds spare, Hamilton didn’t spot the chequered flag and quickly asked to confirm his victory.

A jubilant Bono replies: “That’s it mate, you’ve done it! You’ve done it!”

Such is Hamilton’s confidence in piloting the F1 three-wheeler, he decides against Bono’s calls to stop the car on track and gently rides back to the pits.

The victory bumped the Mercedes man’s lead at the top of the championship up to a healthy 30 points.

He said afterwards: “That is the most dramatic ending to a race I remember having.

Lewis Hamilton manages to control the car with Max Verstappen encroaching

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Lewis Hamilton manages to control the car with Max Verstappen encroaching
The Dutchman was only seconds away as Hamilton edged round the final corner

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The Dutchman was only seconds away as Hamilton edged round the final corner

“It was heated, a real challenge. I was super cool during the whole experience.

“I guess it hadn‚Äôt really sunk in, then afterwards it started to dawn on me what I had just faced so I had a delayed reaction.

“There was the race in Formula Renault where the rear suspension had snapped, I remember driving through the corners with one wheel in the air.

“I still managed to win just, I don‚Äôt know how. It was similar today but it was much more extreme.”

Lewis Hamilton peered inside his shredded tyre after the win

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Lewis Hamilton peered inside his shredded tyre after the winCredit: Reuters
The Mercedes star described the race as the "most dramatic" finish he had ever had

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The Mercedes star described the race as the “most dramatic” finish he had ever hadCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Meanwhile, the recriminations have begun at Pirelli with three cars experiencing failures late in the race.

The tyre manufacturer has vowed to investigate with most teams pitting for the hard tyres on lap 12 after Daniil Kvyat’s crash – slightly earlier than expected for optimum strategy.

Pirelli’s F1 boss Mario Isola pondered: ‚ÄúIt could be high wear, because for sure tyres with 38 laps or more on this circuit are quite worn, but I’m not saying that the wear is the cause of the issue.

‚ÄúIt can be debris, because we had the pieces of the front wing of Kimi that were on track, but also some other debris.‚ÄĚ

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Man Utd vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Zaha stunning second puts Palace back in control ‚Äď stream, TV channel

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MANCHESTER UNITED get off and running in the Premier League with a home game against Crystal Palace.

But the start has not gone as planned for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, with Andros Townsend putting Palace in front after just seven minutes.

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Arsenal will face London rivals West Ham at the Emirates Stadium this evening as they look to build on their Premier League opening win against Fulham. 

The Gunners will be hoping for another top performance from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who finally signed a new three-year deal with the club after a summer of uncertainty.  

Meanwhile, West Ham will look to bounce back after their opening game defeat to Newcastle, but now face a horror run of fixtures including Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham. 

Sportsmail’s MATT PORTER will provide live EPL coverage of Arsenal vs West Ham including score, lineups and build-up.

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Real Madrid fire bitter parting shot at Gareth Bale despite Tottenham legend’s FOUR European titles

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REAL MADRID fired a bitter and glum parting shot at Gareth Bale returned to Tottenham in a loan deal.

Spurs announced the signing of Bale – seven years after he left to join Madrid – and Sergio Reguilon.

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As the Bernabeu pair both linked up in London, they were given very different goodbye messages from the LaLiga champions.

On Bale’s transfer, they said: “Real Madrid C. F. and Tottenham Hotspur FC have agreed to the loan of Gareth Bale for next season, until 30 June, 2021.

“Our club wishes the best of luck to a player who is part of one of the most successful periods of our history.”

Whereas Madrid said following after Reguilon’s move: “Real Madrid C. F. and Tottenham Hotspur FC have agreed a deal for the transfer of Sergio Reguil√≥n.

“Our club would like to thank Sergio Reguil√≥n for his commitment, his professionalism and his exemplary behaviour throughout his career at Real Madrid and wishes him the best of luck at his new club.”

Bale has joined Spurs on a season long loan, with his Madrid contract expiring next summer, meaning he can make the move permanent on a free.

Reguilon on the other hand arrives in a £27million deal, with Manchester United also showing prior interest.

Bale scored 105 goals and made 68 assists for Madrid in just 251 games – also winning FOUR Champions League trophies in the Spanish capital.

But he returns for his second spell in North London after being frozen out of Madrid’s squad.

The 31-year-old completed his medical in Spain after saying goodbye to his Madrid team-mates.

Madrid have been keen to get the Welshman’s huge ¬£650,000-per-week wages off the book.

It is understood that Spurs will pay 50 per cent – with the LaLIga champions covering the other half.

Gareth Bale arrives at Tottenham training centre for transfer talks

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