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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton sets multiple new F1 records in British GP blitz

Lewis Hamilton set a host of new F1 records during the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton race Silverstone
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In securing victory at the British Grand Prix to end a long victory drought stretching to 945 days since December 5th, 2021, Lewis Hamilton set a number of new F1 records.

For a driver who already sports most of the major records on his CV and is the most successful driver of all-time, Hamilton was unduly emotional after the Silverstone race. 

It ended a run of 56 races since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix without a win, during which time, Max Verstappen has won 42 times and bagged three world championships. 

Victory was Hamilton's ninth at the British GP, breaking the record for most wins at a single grand prix, eclipsing the benchmark of eight he previously held with Michael Schumacher (France) and himself in Hungary. 

It was just one of a number of records Hamilton broke - some being more obvious than others.

NOTE: Records just as laps being led and points scored are not included.

Records set by Hamilton with British GP win

Record New record Previous record
Most wins 104 103 - own
Most wins at a home grand prix 9 8 - joint with Michael Schumacher
Most wins at a single grand prix 9 8 - joint with Michael Schumacher and self
Most wins at a single circuit 9 8 - joint with Michael Schumacher and self
Most seasons with at least one win 16 15 - joint with Michael Schumacher
Longest interval between first and last win, to date 17 years, 27 days 15 years, six months, 28 days - Kimi Raikkonen
Most wins with same team 83 82 - own
Most wins with same engine manufacturer 83 82 - own
Most podiums 199 198 - own
Most podiums with a single team 150 149 - own
Most consecutive podiums at home Grand Prix 12 11 - own
First driver to win after their 300th start N/A N/A

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