Hamilton, who was later issued with a reprimand on Sunday night but kept the win, had already celebrated his unexpected success on the podium before the summons was issued.
Hamilton started 14th on the grid after a catastrophic qualifying on Saturday, but a combination of his skill, speed and tactical acumen enabled him to profit from what seemed to be divine intervention when the heavens opened.
"It's been an emotional, the most emotional day, up and down", said Hamilton just after hearing the outcome. "I did a long prayer before the race". I just wanted to stay collected, stay calm, " said Hamilton, adding defiantly: "For those who don't know me, now you do".
It marked Hamilton's fourth win of the season, the lowest position on the grid from which he has triumphed, and allowed him to re-take the lead of the standings, 17 points clear of Vettel.
The majority of the Ferrari-powered cars received their last engine and turbo upgrades around the Monaco and Canadian Grands Prix but all six benefitted from a new MGU-K and energy store in Hockenheim.
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"It's great to be here on Mercedes home ground and to get the one-two".
"No one ever wants to go and see the stewards, they have the hardest job because every scenario is always different, but this has just been an unbelievable day. This was up there with them".
Ferrari's pole-sitter Vettel looked comfortable in the lead and was en route to his first Formula 1 win in front of his home fans in Hockenheim, but things were turned on their head when rainfall arrived in the latter stages of the race.
Mercedes also regained the initiative in the constructors' championship, much to the delight of company chairman Dieter Zetsche who embraced the Englishman in the unbridled euphoria in the rain that followed the race.
Hamilton chose to stay out on his ultra-soft tyres during the safety sar period that followed Vettel's accident, swerving away from pitting and crossing a patch of grass to re-join the straight. "It was a very positive weekend, it was just one of those moments, my mistake". After hitting the barriers, he punched his steering wheel in frustration.
Vettel, victor of four races this season and eight points clear of Mercedes'Lewis Hamilton in the standings, agreed it was all about the money.
Hamilton was told to come into the pits, but ignored his mechanic screaming "In, in, in in!" at him.
"I think Ferrari were over the moon at Silverstone two weeks ago and maybe we should be here".
Further back, the tire decisions saw a number of cars - including both Renaults - on intermediates behind the Safety Car but they eventually all pit for ultrasofts, leaving Nico Hulkenberg in fifth place ahead of the Force India pair of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.
One person captioned their Twitter post, "Stop it please, Danica Patrick ". "I'm the best driver that my sport's ever seen". Danica Patrick's racing career is over, but don't count out her possible meteoric rise as a stand-up comic.
The 6-foot-11 forward/center averaged 7.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.0 minutes and shot 37.1 percent from 3-point last season. Anthony has told people for more than a week that he expects to wind up with the Rockets , according to a league source.
When asked at a news conference in Britain on Friday whether he would tell Putin to stay out of U.S. elections, Trump said "yes". Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Twitter that the indictments were "good news for all Americans".
Trump told CNBC that he's "not thrilled" with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell , who he appointed, over the central bank's rate hikes. During the 2016 campaign, Trump said she should be "ashamed of herself" for creating a "false stock market" with low rates.
Ramping up manufacturing in Fremont first is critical to Tesla being able to sustain itself financially. Those have already prompted Tesla to raise its prices for Chinese consumers (more on that below).
The British royal family released four photographs on Sunday (July 15) to commemorate Prince Louis' christening . She continues to explain: "The large group shot is also equally relaxed and the "power" symmetry is telling".
Instead of facing them down and fuelling tensions, her spokesman said the government would accept their four amendments. But Mrs May insisted the amendments do not change the blueprint agreed at her country residence.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington , U.S., July 18, 2018. The Trump administration, she said, was trying a new approach on its relationship with Russian Federation .
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Amazon workers strike in Europe to coincide with Prime Day
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Jabari Parker signs with Chicago Bulls
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French celebrate World Cup Victory in Paris
Then a parade was carried out by the fans which ended at Elysee Palace where the team was greeted by the President himself. Antoine Griezmann's corner was flicked on by Blaise Matuidi, striking Perisic's hand.
Viewing of World Cup Final at Pula Arena
We are many players with different backgrounds, but we have the same goal, we wear the same jersey, we work for each other. It should all add up to Lloris lifting the gold trophy on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.