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British Grand Prix 2024: Hammertime Is Back! Lewis Hamilton Wins At Home After 2 Years

It is the first victory of the Mercedes superstar Lewis Hamilton in two years. After the heartreak of 2021 Abu Dhabu no one in the Hamilton Fandom smiled, until today

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the British Formula One Grand Prix race at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Sunday, July 7, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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Eyes couldn't believe it, but hearts knew it true—the crowd at Silverstone with tears of joy witnessed their own Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix 2024 on Sunday, July 7th and could not be happier. Lando Norris, also a Brit, finished second and Max Verstappen third. (More Motorsport News)

It is the first victory of the Mercedes superstar Lewis Hamilton in two years. After the heartreak of 2021 Abu Dhabu no one in the Hamilton Fandom smiled, until today.

The seven-time world champion is known as the king of Silverstone and the king is back, ending the drought of two years. Lewis holds the record for most wins by any Formula 1 driver at the British Grand Prix with eight, now nine, victories.

George Russell of Mercedes who started from the pole did not finish the race and went back to the pits after lap 34 as water system issue was discovered in his W15.

Unfortunately, the team with which Hamilton had spent more than 10 years - Mercedes AMG Petronas, won't see him next year in their paddock as the Briton is joining Scuderia Ferrari in 2025. So, it was his last race at Silvertone with the Silver Arrows.

The last time Lewis won a race was in Saudi Arabia Grand Prix 2021. It has been a drought of 945-day which ended on the Sunday of July 7, 2024 that was hit by two separate periods of actual rain. Given this, now Hamilton extended his record for most Grand Prix wins with 104 victories.

On the other hand, the British Grand Prix 2024 remained one of the nightmares for the Prancing Horses as the car was slow and none of the drivers - Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc finished on the podium. The Monegasque finished on P14. However, Sainz (who will be replaced by Hamilton in the next season) made it to the top 5 finishing fifth. He also earned points for making the fastest lap at the end.

The race at Silverstone Circuit started with all the Brtions in the front row - Russell at pole, Hamilton second and third Norris. The Red Bull hero started from fourth on the grid.

The three time world champion Verstappen, struggled for pace through the better half of the race started strong in the closing stages but it was too late for the defending champion as the Briton had already raised the homecrowd on their feet with his long awaited win.

Speaking of the McLaren ace Lando Norris, he once again showcased the freshly renewed rivalry with Max, in persuit of claiming the second on the podium. His team-mate Oscar Piastri finished in fourth.

The caravan next moves to Hungary for the 13th round of the 2024 Formula 1 season set to unfold over the weekend of July 21.

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