Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sports

British GP: Lewis Hamilton Claims Record 9th Silverstone Victory

In a thrilling race at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton secured his first Formula 1 victory since December 2021, holding off Max Verstappen to claim a record-extending 9th win at the British Grand Prix.

Starting second on the grid behind his Mercedes teammate George Russell, Hamilton made a decisive move on lap 18 to take the lead. Though Lando Norris of McLaren briefly passed him, a poorly executed pit stop by McLaren allowed Hamilton to regain the lead with 12 laps remaining.

Hamilton crossed the finish line 1.465 seconds ahead of Verstappen, who settled for second place after overtaking Norris in the closing stages. Norris completed the podium in third.

Advertisement

The victory was emotional for the 39-year-old Hamilton, who broke Michael Schumacher’s record for most wins at a single circuit. After the race, a visibly emotional Hamilton fell into his father’s arms as the home crowd at Silverstone erupted in celebration.

Advertisement

“I’ve been waiting for this,” Hamilton exclaimed on the team radio, reflecting on his long wait for a victory since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix—a span of 56 races. The British driver acknowledged the hard work and dedication that went into this triumph, saying, “Since 2021, every day [I’ve been] fighting, training and putting my mind to the task, working as hard as I can.”

With this victory, Hamilton closed the gap to championship leader Verstappen, who saw his lead in the drivers’ standings increase by just 3 points to 84 points. The result also marked a disappointing day for Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Russell, who retired due to a hydraulic issue.

Advertisement

Overall, it was a triumphant day for home hero Hamilton, who once again demonstrated his mastery of the Silverstone circuit to claim a historic 9th British Grand Prix victory.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Entertainment

A hyena that had escaped from the Jos Wildlife Park in central Nigeria has been captured and returned to its enclosure. The hyena, which...

Sports

Manchester United have made significant progress in their pursuit of Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, reaching a broad agreement over payments relating to the player’s...

Entertainment

Popular Nollywood actor Chinedu Ikedieze, widely known by his stage name ‘Aki’, and his wife Nneoma Nwaijah have welcomed a baby boy into their...

Entertainment

Despite battling the rare neurological disorder stiff-person syndrome, iconic singer Celine Dion has been offered the prestigious opportunity to perform at the opening ceremony...

Copyright © TVCCommuniation owner of TVC Entertainment