Lewis Hamilton Wins First F1 Race in Over 2 Years, Makes History at Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2024 | F1, formula 1, Lewis Hamilton | Just Jared: Celebrity News and Gossip

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his big win at the 2024 Formula 1 British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit on Sunday (July 7) in Northampton, England.

The 39-year-old F1 driver picked up his very first race win in two and half years, and to make it even more special, it was his home race and his current team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s home race. Plus, he also got to celebrate with his mother, Carmen Larbalestier!

Not only was it Lewis‘ first win in 945 days, as he pointed out, but it was also quite a historic win for the seven-time world champion.

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Lewis winning the British Grand Prix in 2024 marks the first time an F1 driver has won on any single track nine times – Congrats!

“I can’t stop crying! It’s been since 2021, every day getting up, trying to fight, to train, to put my mind to the task and work as hard as I can with this amazing team,” he said after the race. “This is my last race here at the British Grand Prix with this team, so I wanted to win this so much for them, because I love them, I appreciate them so much, all the hard work they’ve been putting in all over these years.”

“I’m forever grateful to everyone in this team, everyone at Mercedes, all of our partners, and otherwise to all our incredible fans… I could see you lap by lap as I was coming around, and there’s just no greater feeling [than] to finish at the front here,” he added.

Lewis also celebrated the big win on social media afterwards.

“YES 🍾🍾🍾 945 days since the last win and it’s finally come home. SILVERSTONE I LOVE YOU. There’s no crowd that deserves this more. This is love, this is family. Thank you all for the love and support. Massive shout to the team as well. Everyone in the garage and back at the factory have given long hard hours for this result. It’s not been easy but it’s brought us back to back wins for the team. Most importantly we didn’t lose hope. We didn’t give up. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU KEEP GOING. STILL WE RISE 🇬🇧🏆❤️ !!!” he captioned a set of photos on Instagram.

This weekend’s win for Lewis brings him to eighth place in the driver’s championship with 110 points, just one point behind teammate George Russell, who actually won the race the weekend before in Austria, giving their team back-to-back wins!

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is also placed fourth in the constructor standings, with a total of 221 points. Ahead of them are McLaren at No 3 with 295, Ferrari at No 2 with 302 and Red Bull Racing with 373 at No 1.

In case you forgot, Lewis will be switching teams at the end of this year, as he begins a new chapter with Ferrari in 2025. Find out which other Formula 1 drivers are also changing teams next year!

Check out the gallery for more photos of Lewis Hamilton celebrating his win at the British Grand Prix…

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