Lewis Hamilton Scores A Victory For Mercedes F1 At The British Grand Prix

Giancarlo Perlas July 7, 2024
  • Lewis Hamilton bagged the win at the electrifying race in Silverstone this Sunday.
  • George Russell failed to finish despite his pole advantage due to a suspected water system issue in his W15.
Mercedes F1 Lewis Hamilton at British GP

Lewis Hamilton Scores a Win

Lewis Hamilton scored Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1’s second victory for the season at the British Grand Prix this Sunday. The seven-time world champion’s win comes hot on the heels of George Russell’s win at the Austrian GP last week.

As the team descended upon the race near the Brackley and Brixworth factories, their mission was clear. That was to build upon the momentum garnered from previous races and the dual pole position they got during the qualifying. Indeed, Hamilton delivered his 104th Grand Prix victory, marking his first win since the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in 2021.

Notably, it was also the veteran driver’s ninth win at Silverstone, setting a new record for the most wins by a driver at a single circuit—a record previously shared with the legendary Michael Schumacher. Despite the Mercedes cars’ amazing performances, Russell couldn’t finish the race due to a possible water system failure in his W15.

The Dramatic Events

The race commenced with both Hamilton and Russell starting from the front row on fresh Medium tires. While the duo held their positions at the start, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen swiftly advanced to P3, intensifying the competition at the front. As the race progressed, the Mercedes drivers exhibited a robust pace, keeping their contenders firmly in check.

Adverse weather conditions added another layer of complexity to the race, with light rain showers and slippery track surfaces testing the drivers’ mettle. Amid the challenging conditions, Hamilton’s strategic thinking, determination, and familiarity with their home track propelled him to overtake Russell and seize the lead. The duo’s pace, however, was slightly hampered in the increasingly wet conditions, allowing competitors to make significant advances.

As the rain intensified, the pit stops became a game-changer, with the leading drivers opting for a switch to Intermediate tires. Along the way, the team executed well-timed pit stops to make the most out of their advantage under mounting pressure. A mechanical failure in the W15 eventually forced Russell to retire from the contest, though.

Meanwhile, Hamilton’s strategic maneuvering during the pit stops enabled him to maintain a commanding position. He ultimately secured the lead and embarked on the final laps with a significant advantage over his rivals.

Hamilton’s carefully planned pit stop to switch to Soft tires paid off in the climax of the race. Despite the fierce competition from Verstappen, whose tire strategy posed a formidable challenge, the Mercedes driver’s calculated moves secured a momentous victory for Mercedes F1.

The 39-year-old Briton crossed the checkered flag at 1:22:27.059, which was over a second quicker than the second-placer, Verstappen.

Another Record-Breaking Feat for Lewis Hamilton

The victory at the British GP not only solidified Mercedes F1’s formidable prowess on the track but also etched Hamilton’s name in the annals of Formula 1 history. His unprecedented feat of winning a Grand Prix in 16 different seasons serves as a testament to his enduring legacy in the sport.

As the Mercedes F1 team now shifts its focus to the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, the resounding triumph at Silverstone serves as a powerful testament to the team’s unwavering dedication, strategic finesse, and unyielding pursuit of greatness on the Formula 1 stage.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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