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Three F1 records Hamilton broken after British GP win
Lewis Hamilton’s victory at his British home grand prix was just what he needed in the title fight with team-mate Nico Rosberg, and the spectacular situation of it also showed the F1 racing can be a good show after all.

The Brit was not guaranteed of victory until he decided to box for intermediate tyres ahead of all rivals late in the race as the rain started to fall heavier – having trailed in third place in the early stages behind the Williams cars of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas who had started like rockets.

The double time world-champion took the chequered flag in front of a full house of 140,000, a few doughnut spins followed before he told the fans from the podium: “Now, let’s party.”

Below listed three F1 world records, he has broken:

1. Hamilton set consecutive F1 races led by racking up number 18

After the British GP victory, Lewis Hamilton has set new record for consecutive F1 races led by racking up number 18 today (Sunday).

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.

Top Ten Lead Consecutively

PosDriverGrand PrixNb
1Lewis HAMILTONHungary 2014 - Britain 201518
2Jackie STEWART USA 1968 - Belgium 197017
3Michael SCHUMACHERAustralia 2004 - Italy 200415
4Sebastian VETTEL Japan 2010 - Britain 201113
5Sebastian VETTEL Canada 2013 - Brazil 201313
6Ayrton SENNA Spain 1989 - Germany 199012
7Michael SCHUMACHEREurope 1994 - Germany 199512
8Fernando ALONSOChina 2005 - France 200612
9Michael SCHUMACHERMalaysia 1999 - France 200011
10Jim CLARKNetherlands 1967 - South Africa 1968 10

2. First time Hamilton ever won consecutive Silverstone races

It’s been 15 years since anybody managed to win back-to-back races at Silverstone. David Couthard was the last man to do it in 1999 and then 2000, and now Lewis has done it for the first time. Can he make it three in a row next year? Don’t bet against it.

3. First driver to win from pole since 1994

It’s been a bloody long time since a Brit dominated the whole weekend in his home race by winning pole and then the race.

Hamilton has done that though, becoming the first man since Damon Hill did it in 1994 to win after finishing on pole. (Partial credit: Metro)

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