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F1 British GP: Lewis Hamilton reveals thoughts on retirement after stunning Silverstone win

F1 British GP: Lewis Hamilton reveals thoughts on retirement after stunning Silverstone win
F1 British GP: Lewis Hamilton reveals thoughts on retirement after stunning Silverstone win

After his stunning victory at the British Grand Prix, Lewis hamilton admitted he considered quitting Formula 1.

The seven-time world champion showed why he is regarded as one of the greatest racers of all time on Sunday afternoon when he put in an impeccable ride to take a historic ninth victory at the iconic circuit.

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Hamilton’s achievement is all the more remarkable as his last triumph in the sport came in 2021, ending a terribly long wait for glory.

The 39-year-old was unusually emotional after the race as he paid tribute to his team, then accepted the cheers of the fans and hugged his father.

With Hamilton ready to drive for Ferrari next seasonhis victory came at the perfect time during what was his final appearance on the circuit for Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton took his first race win since 2021 at the British GP
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It has been an incredibly frustrating season for the Briton, watching Verstappen develop into the dominant force in the sport.

Hamilton has consistently complained about the performance of his car in the years since his last victory and admitted after Sunday’s celebrations that he has experienced many dark moments since the bitter end to the 2021 season in Abu Dhabi three years ago.

“It’s surreal. My heart is racing,” he told Sky Sports F1.

Lewis Hamilton lifts the British Grand Prix trophy

“I’ve had so many great moments here in the past, but when I crossed the border, something came out of me that I’ve been carrying with me for a long time.

“It was the most emotional ending to a victory I have ever experienced. I always wondered why I never cried! You see Rubens Barrichello I cried and thought, ‘that won’t happen to me,’ but it still affected me.

“After such a difficult 2021, just trying to come back, but we struggled as a team. There were so many thoughts and doubts in my head on the way to the point, sometimes I didn’t want to continue.

“Arriving, keeping getting up, keeping trying and finally succeeding, that’s the best feeling I can remember.”

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