THE Enstone-based Renault team equalled their best result of the year when Nico Hülkenberg finished sixth in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday

The German, started from a season’s best fifth on the grid, said: “Coming sixth is a big success for the team.

“We were able to get a good lap in qualifying and then to carry it through to the race.

“We had a strong race pace, and were able to keep ahead of both Force Indias, which is really positive.”

His teammate Jolyon Palmer did not even start the race as he stopped on the formation lap with a loss of hydraulic pressure.

For the Grove-based Williams team, Felipe Massa just got into the points in tenth position, while Lance Stroll was 16th.

Massa said: “I’m definitely happy with the race after starting 14th, having had a very good start and opening lap.

“The most difficult part of the race was overtaking the Force Indias at the end.”

Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finished 12th and 13th respectively for the Banbury-based Haas team.

Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton won his fifth British Grand Prix title, ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas.