Lewis Hamilton Shatters Michael Schumacher’s Record

Main Points

  • Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2024 British Grand Prix, marking his first victory in three years.
  • This triumph signifies Hamilton’s 105th career victory.
  • Hamilton shattered Michael Schumacher’s record for the highest number of wins at a single Grand Prix.
  • Hamilton is the first driver to secure nine victories on the same track.
  • He also became the first driver to win a race with over 300 races under his belt and the oldest race victor in the 21st century.

Hamilton began the race in the second position, with his teammate George Russell leading. During the race, he surpassed Russell, but was then passed by the Mclaren duo of Lando Norris and Oscar Piasri. Nevertheless, Hamilton managed to reclaim the lead in the 40th lap of the race and held his position for the remaining three laps to secure his ninth victory at Silverstone.

Record Analysis

Hamilton’s victory at the 2024 British Grand Prix made him the first driver in history to secure nine victories on the same track, shattering Michael Schumacher’s long-standing record for the highest number of wins at a single Grand Prix. Schumacher had won the French GP eight times. Hamilton also has eight victories at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Most Victories At A Single F1 Grand Prix

Lewis HamiltonBritish GP9
Michael SchumacherFrench GP8
Lewis HamiltonHungarian GP8
Michael SchumacherCanada GP7
Michael SchumacherImola GP7
Lewis HamiltonCanada GP7

Hamilton and Schumacher are the two most accomplished drivers in F1 history, each with seven World Championship titles.

Upcoming Plans

This is Hamilton’s final season with Mercedes as he will transition to Ferrari next year. His previous race victory before the 2024 British Grand Prix was at the 2021 Saudi Arabia GP.