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Tears flow as Hamilton’s 945-day wait for GP triumph ends

Tears flow as Hamilton’s 945-day wait for GP triumph ends
Tears flow as Hamilton’s 945-day wait for GP triumph ends

Lewis Hamilton wept with joy after ending a 945-day wait for a victory with a record ninth win at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Mercedes’ seven-time Formula 1 world champion won for the first time since Saudi Arabia – 56 races ago – on December 5, 2021.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen came second, and McLaren’s Lando Norris third.

Hamilton’s record 104th career victory set new standards, not least as the first F1 driver to win a race in 16 different seasons and the first to win nine times at the same circuit.

“This is my last race here (at Silverstone) with this team, so I really wanted to win this for them because I love them,” added the British driver, who is moving to Ferrari.

REUTERS