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Hamilton wins British Grand Prix to end 3-year drought

Red Bull’s Verstappen increased his lead over Norris at the top of the drivers’ standings despite failing to win for two consecutive races for the first time since Silverstone and Austria in 2022.

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Hamilton wins British Grand Prix to end 3-year drought

Lewis Hamilton held off Max Verstappen to claim victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday, marking his first win since Saudi Arabia in 2021.

“I’ve been waiting for this,” shouted Hamilton after crossing the finish line in his Mercedes, securing a record-breaking ninth victory at Silverstone, surpassing Michael Schumacher for the most wins at one track.

Lando Norris of McLaren finished in third place.

Following his record-extending 104th Formula One victory, the 39-year-old Hamilton wept as he embraced his father, while the home crowd erupted in cheers.

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“Since 2021, every day fighting, training and putting my mind to the task, working as hard as I can,” Hamilton, who will be moving to Ferrari after this season, said at the finish line.

“This is my last race for the team here, I love them so much, I’ll be forever grateful to everyone at Mercedes and to the incredible fans.”

Hamilton’s team-mate George Russell, the winner a week earlier in Austria, was forced out with a water leak after starting from pole position.

Red Bull’s Verstappen increased his lead over Norris at the top of the drivers’ standings despite failing to win for two consecutive races for the first time since Silverstone and Austria in 2022.

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Oscar Piastri of McLaren finished fourth, with Carlos Sainz of Ferrari sixth and Nico Hulkenberg of Haas seventh.

Proofreading, editing by Sakinat Musa Abubakar and Maryam Sulaiman, Journalist and Editor at Neptune Prime.

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