Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix

With his ninth win on his home turf at the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton broke the record of the most wins on a single track

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand PrixSir Lewis Hamilton has conquered the British Grand Prix once again. The British Formula 1 icon won at the Silverstone circuit for the ninth time on 7 July, breaking the record for most wins ever on a single track.

This is Hamilton’s first win in over two years — two years, seven months and two days, to be specific — and he did it on his home turf in front of his family. This is also the final time he will race Silverstone with Mercedes AMG Petronas F1.

This is a monumental moment for Hamilton for many reasons. The last time he won a race was in the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and he was controversially denied his eighth title at the end of that year.

And as he exited his car on Sunday, he said he ‘couldn’t stop crying’, later adding, “That might be the most emotional ending to a race I think I have probably ever had.”Related: IWC Schaffhausen and Lewis Hamilton celebrate 10-year partnership with Battersea pop-up

“I am still crying,” said Hamilton. “The important thing is how you ­continue to get up and dig deeper than ever, even though you are at the bottom of the barrel and there are days since 2021 where I didn’t feel I was good enough or I would get back to where I am but I have had great people around me.”

Hamilton also revealed how much he had doubted himself, so this victory was even sweeter.

“There have definitely been moments between 2021 and here when I didn’t feel like I was good enough, or I thought it was never going to happen again,” he said. “I have never cried coming from a win. It just came out of me. It is a really great feeling and I am really grateful for it.”Lewis Hamilton British Grand PrixRelated: Lewis Hamilton stars in Tempus’ autumn issue

Later, the F1 stalwart and IWC Schaffhausen ambassador took to Instagram to express his feelings, writing that after 945 days, it has finally come home, and then proceeded to thank the fans and the home crowd for their love and support.

He also gave his Mercedes team some love, writing, “Massive shout to the team as well. Everyone in the garage and back at the factory have given long hard hours for this result. It’s not been easy but it’s brought us back to back wins for the team. Most importantly we didn’t lose hope. We didn’t give up. This is what happens when you keep going.”

With Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix, the 2024 Formula 1 season has produced a different winner at each GP. So who will win the Hungarian Grand Prix? Only one way to find out.

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