Hamilton celebrates record-breaking Silverstone win with emotional triumph

Lewis Hamilton clinched his ninth British Grand Prix victory, setting a new record.

Starting second, he won after George Russell retired due to suspected water damage. This was Hamilton’s first win since 2021, and he was visibly emotional as he celebrated at home.

Hamilton hasn’t seen a win since 2021. But on Sunday, he made history with the most wins at a single circuit. He shared his feelings with Jenson Button: “I know it’s been since 2021. Every day I get up trying to fight, to train, to put my mind to the task and work as hard as I can with this amazing team.”

Did Hamilton expect to win at home?

This season marks Hamilton’s last with Mercedes; he’s moving to Ferrari in 2025. “This is my last race here at the British Grand Prix with this team. So I wanted to win this so much for them because I love them. I appreciate them so much,” he said. He also thanked everyone at Mercedes and their partners, adding that seeing fans cheering him on every lap felt incredible.

Hamilton’s emotions were clear after not winning since 2021. “It’s so tough I think for anyone,” he admitted. “But the important thing is just how you continue to get up in this and you’re going to continue to dig deep even when you feel like you’re at the bottom of the barrel.” Fans might think it’s inspiring how he kept pushing despite doubts and tough days between 2021 and now.

“There have definitely been days where I didn’t feel good enough or wondered if I’d ever get back here,” Hamilton confessed. “But having great people around me who continued supporting me made all the difference.”

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Albert Ramirez
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