Lewis Hamilton wins 2024 F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

2024 F1 British Grand Prix Review

Lewis Hamilton made history at Silverstone, winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for the ninth time.

The British Grand Prix is one of the landmark races in every Formula One season, and this has been no different when all ten teams and thousands of fans descended on the iconic and historic Silverstone for the 2024 edition of one of this sport’s most famous race weekends.

Before the race began, there was of course qualifying, and after some enthralling action, it was Mercedes’ George Russell who came first in qualifying with a time of 1:25.819, just ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton in second with a time of 1:25.990. The two British drivers were taking part in their home race, and they were starting it on the front row of the grid.

Fellow Brit Lando Norris qualified third in his McLaren, whilst current Drivers’ Championship Leader and reigning Formula One World Champion Max Verstappen had to settle for 4th place on the grid in his Red Bull.

In the end, it was 7 time World Champion Lewis Hamilton who came out on top in the race to claim a first win in two years, seven months, and two days – his last win had been in the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. This was also the ninth time that Lewis has won the British Grand Prix in his illustrious career, and this made him the driver with the most wins at a single track in the history of this sport.

Hamilton fended off the challenge of Max Verstappen, beating the Dutchman by a margin of 1.465 seconds in the end. Verstappen came in second place in the end, whilst there was a second British Driver on the podium in the form of Lando Norris, who came in third place in his McLaren.

Following this extraordinary and historic victory, this is what Lewis Hamilton had to say (via BBC Sport): “I can’t stop crying, that might be the most emotional ending to a race I think I have probably ever had.

“The adversity we have gone through as a team and I have personally experienced,” he said, “the constant challenge, like we all have, to get out of bed every day and give it your best shot.

“So many times when you feel like your best shot is not good enough, and the disappointment sometimes you can feel.

“We live in a time when mental health is such a serious issue and I am not going to lie (and deny) that I have experienced that.

“There have definitely been moments between 2021 and here when I didn’t feel like I was good enough, or I thought it was never going to happen again. I have never cried coming from a win. It just came out of me. It is a really great feeling and I am really grateful for it.”

Lando Norris came close to having the chance to win the race himself, it was a pit stop that he saw as the moment that stopped him from winning the race. He said (via BBC Sport): “We threw it away at the final stop, even if we had boxed on the perfect lap, the decision to go on the softs was the wrong one. Lewis would still have won, so two calls from our side cost us.”

There were plenty of other great performances in this race aside from Lewis Hamilton. Haas’ Nico Hulkenberg came home in a very impressive 6th place, which follows his excellent performance in Austria, where he also finished in sixth.

The German has now recorded the most impressive back to back race results of any Haas driver since Kevin Magnussen finished 6th and 5th in the French and Austrian Grand Prix races back in the 2018 season.

This result sees Lewis Hamilton sitting in 8th place in the Drivers’ Championship with 110 points following this race, whilst his team, Mercedes currently occupy 4th place with a total of 221 points in the Constructors’ Championship.

Meanwhile, Lando Norris is currently second in the Drivers’ Championship with 171 points – only Max Verstappen is ahead of the British Driver in first place in the standings as it stands with no less than 255 points so far, as of the time of writing.

McLaren are 3rd in the Constructors’ Championship, whilst Red Bull currently leads the way with no less than 373 points.

Nico Hulkenberg’s incredible result for Haas leaves him sat 11thin the Drivers’ Championship with a grand total of 22 points, whilst his team are 7th in the Constructors’ Championship, ahead of the likes of Alpine (9 Points), Williams (4 Points) and Kick Sauber Ferrari (0 Points).

All eyes will be on when the 2024 Formula One World Championship continues with the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July 2024.

Excitement and anticipation will be building for the remainder of the F1 Season and for the return of the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday 6th July 2025. The weekend of action will be taking place from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2025.

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