Lewis Hamilton bids to overhaul 52-year British GP wins record

Lewis Hamilton can become the first driver to win the British GP six times in Sunday’s race at Silverstone.

In the week in which it was confirmed Silverstone will continue hosting the British GP into the next decade, the Mercedes driver can overhaul a record which was first set at the famous Northamptonshire circuit some 52 years ago.

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Hamilton has won his home race on five occasions and jointly holds the record alongside Jim Clark and Alain Prost.

Clark first set the mark in 1967, before Prost matched it in 1993. Hamilton then did likewise two years ago.

Hamilton first won the British GP in 2008 before triumphing for four years in succession from 2014 to 2017.

Most wins at British GP

However, his hopes of claiming a record-breaking sixth success last year were dashed early on when he was spun around by Kimi Raikkonen on the first lap.

Hamilton, who had claimed pole, dropped to 17th but raced back to second behind Ferrari race victor Sebastian Vettel.

This weekend will be the 13th time Hamilton has raced in front of the home supporters since joining the F1 grid.

Already the record holder for pole positions with six – including the last four in a row – Hamilton has often saved some of his best and most-spellbinding performances for his home event.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1 in a special helicopter feature which airs across the weekend, the five-time champion described the fast Silverstone layout as “the most fun rollercoaster ride of the year”.

Hamilton added: “It has become the most anticipated event of the year for me and the one I enjoy the most.

“The fans are really what make the weekend and the atmosphere what it is.”


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When to watch Sky F1’s British GP coverage

Thursday, July 11
2pm: Drivers’ Press Conference
(Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes; Lando Norris, McLaren; George Russell, Williams; Daniel Ricciardo, Renault; Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo)
4.30pm: The F1 Show

Friday, July 12
9.30am: British GP Practice One build-up
10am: British GP Practice One (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
11.50am: F2 Practice (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
1.45pm: British GP Practice Two build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
2pm: British GP Practice Two (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
3.50pm: F2 Qualifying
4.30pm: British GP: The Story So Far
5pm: F3 Qualifying

Saturday, July 13
9.20am: F3 Race One
10.30am: British GP Practice Three build-up
11am: British GP Practice Three (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
12.10am: Paddock Walkabout (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
1pm: British GP Qualifying build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
2pm: BRITISH GP QUALIFYING (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
3.35pm: F2 Race One (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
5pm: Sir Frank: Celebrating 50 Years

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