Hamilton eyes title number five
The victory saw Hamilton take a major step towards a fifth Formula 1 title.
Hamilton made a dive at Vettel on the opening lap and the pair made contact, spinning the Ferrari driver around and dropping him to the back of the field. Stewards reviewed the incident but determined it a racing incident with no penalty handed out.
Pole-sitter Raikkonen led the majority of the race but Hamilton, with fresher tyres, made the crucial pass with eight laps racing to ensure he collect maximum points in his Mercedes.
Hamilton's lead in the championship extended to 30 points with the win.
"Firstly I want to give it up to Ferrari who put up a great challenge this weekend," said Hamilton. "They really did an amazing job and have given us such a tremendous fight."
Hamilton says he was "inspired" by British flags in the crowd and harnessed the negative energy from the partisan crowd to turn the race around.
Raikkonen was disappointed not to be able to hold Hamilton off at the end.
"Disappointing but nothing I could do on those tyres," Raikkonen said.
- Additional reporting by Dale Budge