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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton sights set on Mercedes anniversary gift

The Hungarian Grand Prix marks 10 years since his first win for the Silver Arrows.

Hamilton Hungary
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A victory for Lewis Hamilton at the Hungarian Grand Prix would not only carry cause for celebration by ending his bleak run.

The seven-time F1 champion has failed to secure a race win since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with Mercedes falling back in the pecking order under the sport's most recent technical regulation change.

But a stunning qualifying lap has put Hamilton on pole for the 104th time in his career and provides optimism for a return to the top step.

A relief

A Hamilton victory would be the perfect celebration of the 10-year anniversary since his first win for Mercedes.

After joining from McLaren at the start of the 2013 season, it took Hamilton until the Hungarian Grand Prix to break his duck for the Silver Arrows.

Since then, he has gone on to break numerous F1 records and his six titles with the team have tied the Briton with Michael Schumacher on seven titles.

"I wouldn't say it was the most memorable [win], but I am sure there was a relief, because everyone said it was the worst decision to join this team," Hamilton told media including RacingNews365.

"There was so much doubt cast over me but I continued to believe in my decision. I was all in.

"So to come here and have a win in that first season was really great. I knew from there that we had a team capable of winning championships."

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