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Did Hamilton's British GP speech remind you of Ricciardo's iconic Monza moment? Share your thoughts!

Lewis Hamilton’s resounding Silverstone win has come finally! The Mercedes racer, who holds the record for the highest number of Grand Prix wins by a single driver, could not get to the top step of the podium for 945 days. The last time he got there was at the Saudi Arabian GP in 2021. During the long wait for a win between 2021 and 2024, the Briton had to put up with several criticisms that the onlookers aimed at him. While some called for his retirement, others wanted him to switch teams since Mercedes could not give him a winning car.

However, Lewis Hamilton has slammed the mouths of all those critics shut with his latest victory. The Silver Arrows man won at a race where he did not start from pole position. His brilliant performance in Silverstone only spoke for the fact that he still has the motivation to win and the talent to come out on top. And F1 commentator Tom Clarkson believes Lewis’ British GP win reflects one of Daniel Ricciardo‘s messages. After getting his first and only Grand Prix victory with McLaren in Monza, the Honey Badger said, “For anyone who thought I had left, I never left. Just moved aside for a while.”

Since Hamilton could not win races for a long time, people thought his mojo had left. But no, the Briton is still in the game, as proven by his brilliant win in Silverstone last week. Speaking on it, Tom Clarkson told the F1 Nation podcasters, “I’m reminded of words that Daniel Ricciardo uttered at Monza in 2021 on the slowdown lap after he’d won. I felt this is what Lewis was saying after the win today too. Everything that came out of his mouth, the emotion…he actually said in the press conference might be his most important win.”

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Did Lewis Hamilton just channel Daniel Ricciardo's Monza spirit? React!

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Indeed, Hamilton’s #1 finish at his home race is symbolic for many reasons. With his 104th Grand Prix trophy, he now holds the record of scoring the most number of wins at the British GP. Also, his win has helped Mercedes take a big step towards closing its gap to McLaren on the World Constructors’ Championship table. But most importantly, Lewis Hamilton won in Silverstone after two and a half years, in the presence of his father Anthony Hamilton. After the race, the 39-year-old hugged Anthony at the Parc Ferme, and shared some words with him. So, what did the Silver Arrows racer say?

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Lewis Hamilton reveals sweet exchange with father Anthony post-British GP

The British GP turned out to be an emotional affair for Hamilton. The 7-time World Champion is used to winning races, for past few years, the podium eluded him. On top of everything, his first victory after 945 days came at his home track, thus increasing the Stevenage native’s joy exponentially. When he crossed the finish line and came to hug his father, Anthony, the two exchanged some words. Speaking on what they had said, Lewis revealed, “I think he said ‘you really needed, you really wanted that one didn’t you?’ and I said ‘yes’. That’s just it, yeah.”

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At the British GP, Lewis Hamilton could not manage to get the pole position while his teammate George Russell clinched it. Ultimately, the veteran driver delivered on his promise by taking on Russell and defending against a charging Max Verstappen to get to the front of the pack in a rain-soaked Silverstone.

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Not only Hamilton but his fellow Briton, Lando Norris coming in at 3rd and Max Verstappen at 2nd secured podiums at the British GP. Thus, Silverstone gave all the fans from the UK enough reasons to be proud. But Lewis’ road to redemption does not end at winning just one race. If he wants to climb up the World Championship rankings, he needs more of them since he sits at the 8th position now. Do you think he can quickly overcome the 40-point gap to Charles Leclerc to enter the top spots on the points table soon? Let us know about your opinions in the comments below.