Lewis Hamilton breaks records after first win since 2021

Published on 7 July 2024 at 20:00

Lewis Hamilton has broken Formula One records after winning the British Grand Prix this afternoon.

The 39-year-old has earned his ninth British Grand Prix victory after beating Max Verstappen at Silverstone.

A thrilling and exciting race for Mercedes, McLaren and the Red Bull as they all fought against each other to claim first place. 

Hamilton qualified second on Saturday behind teammate George Russell who was forced to retire due to a water system issue.

McLaren’s Lando Norris seemed frustrated despite finishing third for a podium spot after a slow pit-stop and a controversial decision regarding which tyres he was to use to end the race, 

The wet rainy conditions and the consistent weather changes became a struggle for grip but a yellow and red flag free race.

We saw battles between both pairs of Mercedes and McLaren with Norris making it past Hamilton with slipstream and a boost of DRS and Oscar Piastri making a move on Russell.

Verstappen didn’t manage to catch up to Lewis in the final few laps and clung to second place after starting fourth in qualifying with some pace issues during the start of the race.

2022 British Grand Prix winner Carlos Sainz crossed the line in sixth whilst his team-mate Charles Leclerc,had a very disappointing race after switching to intermediate tyres and ending up P14.

Haas’ Nico Hulkenburg finished sixth behind the Ferrari with the two Aston Martin’s behind with Lance stroll in seventh and Fernando Alonso in eighth.

Alex Albon finishing again in the top ten in ninth scoring to championship points for Williams.

RB’s Yuki Tsunoda rounded the top-10 with Logan Sargeant finishing P11, P12 for Haas driver Kevin Magnussen and Aussie Daniel Ricciardo in thirteenth place.

Valtteri Bottas crossed the line P15 as team-mate Zhou Guanyu was last on the grid in P18 for Kick Sauber.

Alpine not scoring any points this race with Esteban Ocon finishing 16th place and Pierre Gasly failed to finish the race having stayed in the pits at the end of the formation lap and was later revealed that he suffered a gearbox problem.

Sergio Perez down in 17th place having been lapped by the top 4 multiple times throughout the race.

Lewis Hamilton now has 104 race wins during his F1 career and this was his last race with Mercedes at Silverstone before his move next season to Ferrari alongside Sainz.

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