Hamilton, the man of all records at Silverstone

Hamilton, the man of all records at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton won the British Formula 1 GP on Sunday. The Mercedes driver set numerous records in his sensational triumph ahead of Max Verstappen.

Three years is a long time. Yet that is how long Lewis Hamilton spent in the desert before returning to glory. Winner of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this Sunday, the Briton won for the first time since Jeddah in 2021. Beyond this triumph, the seven-time world champion has above all left his mark on his discipline. By winning his 104th race, he improved his own record for victories in Formula 1.. His main rival in this benchmark mark is obviously Max Verstappen. The current leader of the World Championship currently has 61.

Victorious on his lands, Lewis Hamilton has engraved his name on the Silverstone prize list for the ninth time. An incredible feat accrediting that he is incontestably the master of the place in Great Britain where Max Verstappen has so far “only” savored the taste of triumph twice (2020 and 2023). When he does not win at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton consoles himself with the podium. The record holder for victories on the circuit chained together a 12th consecutive podium this Sunday. An exceptional regularity for the Mercedes driver who also overtook Michael Schumacher in another register.

Hamilton, an exceptional longevity

This Sunday Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula 1 driver to win at least one Grand Prix in 16 different seasons. Having participated in more than 300 Grand Prix in his career, 344 to be precise, he also became the very first person to have won after crossing this symbolic barrier.

A victory acquired 17 years and 27 days after his very first one dating back to 2007 in Canada. Lewis Hamilton also appropriates the record for the biggest gap between his first and his last success. Before him it was Kimi Raikkonen who had demonstrated the greatest longevity. The Finn had shone for the first time in 2003 in Malaysia, 15 years later he had sublimated himself at the 2018 United States GP.

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