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Hamilton breaks 45-year-old F1 record
After the British GP victory, Lewis Hamilton has set new record for consecutive F1 races led by racking up number 18 today.

That beats Sir Jackie Stewart’s long-standing record, the Scot having managed 17 in succession while driving for Matra and Tyrrell in 1969-70.

Home hero Lewis Hamilton, who started the race in pole position ended up in third place by the end of the second lap.

Williams duo Filipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas took control the race from championship leader but Hamilton soon overtook halfway in to the race following a Williams mix up in the pit lane allowed the Stevenage born racer to overtake.’

The Mercedes F1 team made an outstanding judgment to pit on lap 43 secured Lewis Hamilton the British Grand Prix today.

Williams eventually not only missed a first win since 2012 but also a place on the podium as they pitted late in the rain for intermediate tyres which allowed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to come third.

Hamilton stretched his lead again to 17 points over Rosberg who had won three of the past four races in a comeback effort. He can also see the emotional success in front of a sellout crowd of 140,000 as he good omen because he won the world title in the years he previously topped the Silverstone race, 2008 and 2014.

“Thank you for coming out and making my weekend. I am so thankful for all the support. I just felt you carried me along,” the elated Hamilton said on the podium.

“We just kept pushing … For the first time in my career I made the right tyre choice.”

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