Lewis Hamilton used to mock Sebastian Vettel after latest F1 blunder at Silverstone

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And former British F1 driver Martin Brundle has taken a shot at Vettel for the high number of mistakes creeping into his driving as opposed to Hamilton who “does not make mistakes like that”.

The 2019 Formula One season has largely been a dull affair, with a number of races failing to excite the viewing public.

That wasn’t the case on Sunday in what proved to be a drama-filled British Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s 80th F1 career win was far from straight forward as he outwitted Valtteri Bottas with a one-stop strategy, courtesy of a safety car, helping him undercut his team-mate.

There was drama elsewhere on the track as well with Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen locked wheels in an incredible long-running duel with both drivers giving just enough respect to one another.

But it was Vettel who stole plenty of the headlines as he collided into the back of Verstappen in another bizarre mistake.

Ferrari have struggled to find a way of closing the gap to Mercedes, but they haven’t been helped by the amount of mistakes from Vettel, particularly over the past two season.

The German’s title challenge last year was largely undone due to critical errors at the German and Italian Grands Prix.

A penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix, albeit harsh, proved costly as he was denied victory as he was handed a five-second penalty.

And Brundle has questioned whether Vettel has lost his championship pedigree with the amount of mistakes creeping into his driving.

“It was approaching a year ago in Germany when Sebastian Vettel made a critical error and threw away victory at Hockenheim,” he wrote for Sky Sports.

“There have been several mistakes since, think Monza, Singapore, Bahrain, Canada and many more.

“Is he just having an unfortunate run, or has he lost a touch of vision, reaction and judgement which shows up at these speeds when under pressure?

He added: “Vettel fell to the back and received a 10-second penalty. Lewis does not make mistakes like that, and he’s two-and-a-half years older than Seb for that matter.

“Meanwhile, Leclerc in the other Ferrari is gaining speed and confidence all the time.

“Seb has the speed, can he regain the control? It’s a very big question for him.

“Once again the rest of the pack gave us some great racing, and McLaren marginally outshone Renault as best of the rest.

“It was interesting to see cars follow so closely throughout the field even through very fast sections, and then have the stability to attack in the next braking zone.

“I’m told that’s because the tyres were not overheating on the new surface.

“Whatever the reason, we should bottle it and reproduce it more often.”

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