Hamilton Pays Tribute to Lauda Following Silverstone Victory

Lewis Hamilton‘s win at the British Grand Prix was full of emotion. It marked his ninth victory at his home race and his first since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Mercedes had struggled since the tough end to the 2021 season, but they have now won two races in a row, which Hamilton believes would make Niki Lauda proud.

Hamilton Credits “Pure Pace” for Mercedes’ Victory

When F1 regulations changed in 2022, Mercedes lost their edge. They went from dominating titles between 2014 and 2021 to winning just one race in 2022 and none in 2023. But things started to change after the Canadian Grand Prix, with Mercedes fighting for wins again.

Hamilton said, “I think George’s win last week was amazing, but it wasn’t on pure pace. This weekend was the first time we did it on pure pace without qualifying on the front row.” He added that both drivers pulled away from everyone else during the first stint and that conditions allowed drivers to make a difference.

Fans might think this comeback is exactly what Mercedes needed.

After back-to-back wins, George Russell won at Austria following a collision between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris. Then Hamilton clinched victory at Silverstone with an impressive drive in mixed weather conditions. The seven-time World Champion credited this turnaround to his team and said Lauda would be very proud.

“I’m hugely grateful to everyone in the team,” Hamilton said. “Niki would definitely take his hat off.” He praised everyone who kept working hard despite past results.

What do you think about this incredible comeback?

Albert Ramirez
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