I got a massive blister on the rear-left in the second stint after just five laps, which made the car tricky to drive.I was losing more and more performance, but it wasn't my first time having to keep Sebastian behind me.It's been my best weekend yet with the pole and the win and I hope we can continue from here.The start was absolutely perfect - definitely my best start ever.He was an innocent bystander as a late-braking Kvyat ran into Alonso, who in turn spun Verstappen's Red Bull.That resulted in the Dutchman's fifth retirement in seven races.Ricciardo got away cleanly, and whilst he didn't have the pace to challenge Vettel ahead, he drove a fault-free race to grab the final spot on the podium at his team's home race.Daniel Ricciardo, 3rd “I do love a fight and Lewis came out of nowhere in the last few laps.
Mercedes pitted him for a successful undercut, but he was unable to extract enough from his ultrasofts in the last stint to catch and pass Ricciardo for the final podium spot. The first win is obviously special, but this is only my second win, so it's a great feeling to get it.
It felt like the gap was stable and then within a handful of laps he was catching me pretty rapidly.
I then had two laps to go and had to defend which made it a pretty exciting race for me.
He's just 15 points behind me now and he's very much in this title fight.
I'm really looking forward to Silverstone - I've got a few days to put this weekend behind me.
Bottas drove a superbly controlled race from the front, despite coming under increasing pressure in the final laps from Vettel.