Hamilton triumphs at british grand prix, clinching record ninth victory at silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton secured a poignant and record-breaking 104th career victory on Sunday at the British Grand Prix, holding off Max Verstappen in a thrilling race.

The seven-time champion, approaching 40, was visibly moved as he crossed the finish line in his Mercedes, 1.465 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Verstappen. Hamilton’s emotional outpouring continued on the team radio during his victory lap, celebrating his ninth win at Silverstone, a new record surpassing Michael Schumacher.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment,” exclaimed Hamilton. “I can’t stop crying. Every day since 2021 has been about fighting, training, and giving my all with this incredible team.”

Hamilton, who will depart Mercedes for Ferrari after this season, dedicated his last British Grand Prix with the team to their hard work and support: “I wanted this win so much for them. I love them dearly.”

Verstappen, despite a strong effort, acknowledged the team’s lack of pace during critical moments. Lando Norris, who initially battled for the lead, finished third after a tactical error in the pits, praising Hamilton’s decisive performance.

The race, set amidst changing weather conditions, thrilled a crowd of over 120,000 spectators. George Russell started on pole, but it was Hamilton who emerged victorious, showcasing mastery in managing tyre strategy and race dynamics.

Hamilton’s triumph marked a momentous return to winning form after a series of challenging races, ending his winless streak to an emotional reception from the home crowd.