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F1 British GP: Lewis Hamilton sees ANOTHER record broken on historic day at Silverstone

F1 British GP: Lewis Hamilton sees ANOTHER record broken on historic day at Silverstone
F1 British GP: Lewis Hamilton sees ANOTHER record broken on historic day at Silverstone

A new record has been set at Silverstone after Lewis Hamiltons stunning victory at the iconic circuit last weekend.

Hamilton proved that he is still regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time as the seven-time Formula 1 champion unparalleled performance to take his first victory since December 2021.

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In tough conditions, the Briton delighted his home fans by retaining the reigning world champion Max Verstappen on a circuit that has provided so many highlights in his illustrious career.

The 39-year-old will join Ferrari in 2025and was visibly emotional after the race, when he paid tribute to his team during what was his last triumphant appearance at Silverstone as Mercedes Director.

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Lewis Hamilton took his ninth victory at Silverstone on Sunday
It was his last appearance on the track for Mercedes before joining Ferrari

Records keep falling

By topping the podium again at the British GP, multiple records brokenincluding most race wins at a single circuit (nine) and number of seasons with a win (16).

In what was a historic afternoon for British sport, it has now been revealed that the the record for one-day attendance at the track was also brokenwhile 164,000 fans flocked to the main event on Sunday.

The 2024 Grand Prix also equalled the record number of 480,000 visitors over the entire weekend.

The news will be welcomed by Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle, who was in the spotlight last month after making a proposal decline in ticket sales was partly due to the rise of Verstappen as the dominant force in the sport, at the expense of Hamilton.

Verstappen was quickly to debunk those claimswhile Hamilton lash out at organizers about increasing ticket prices amid an ongoing cost of living crisis in the UK.

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