Lewis Hamilton Sighs Over Lost Opportunity as the F1 Superstar Lauds Carlos Sainz’s Incredible British GP Triumph

Published 07/06/2022, 2:28 AM EDT

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The British Grand Prix was arguably one of the best races of the 2022 F1 season. The race had everything from overtakes, to safety cars, and strategy drama. One driver who was opportunistic throughout the Grand Prix was Lewis Hamilton.

The Briton returned to his home race after picking up a podium finish at Montreal. Coming home is always a great boost for any F1 driver with the local crowd echoing your name in the grandstands.

Hamilton used this love of the British crowd to grab a second successive podium finish this season. The grateful Brit took to social media to acknowledge the English swarm; voices of whom provided him with an extra tenth at each lap.


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The 7-time world champion posted a podium celebration picture on his Instagram with the caption, “P3 in front of the home crowd. I was chasing that win and came close, it feels good to be back in this fight.”

“What a drive for Carlos Sainz, congrats on that first win. Only happens once, enjoy it. Thank you to my team and thank you ALWAYS to the fans. You keep me motivated. There’s really NO place like home 🇬🇧”


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At a point in the British GP, it seemed like Hamilton was going to produce something special. However, it was one that got away from him because of a late safety car. This saw the Spaniard, Carlos Sainz, clinch his maiden victory in F1. Nevertheless, it gives the Brit significant encouragement after having a rollercoaster start to the season.

Lewis Hamilton’s legacy at Silverstone

Formula 1 has the top 20 drivers of the world competing against each other at every race weekend. Amidst all this, there are some drivers who never even win a race or finish on the podium in their racing careers. Given that, the record Lewis Hamilton has at the Silverstone track is astounding.


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The 37-year-old has won 8 races at the same circuit (Silverstone); a record he shares with Michael Schumacher (France). Ahead of this weekend, he was aiming to set a new F1 record for the most wins at the same circuit. Although he didn’t get the win, he secured a thirteenth British GP podium and became the driver with the highest number of podium finishes on the same track.

He also led a race for the first time this season.


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All in all, it was a positive result for the German racing stable and their star driver. The new parts added to the W13 point towards the team’s resurgence. Can they carry this form to Austria?



Anish Arora

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Anish Arora is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. It is the competitive nature of the sport that not only made him an adherent follower of F1 but also inspired him to start his journey as an author for the most prestigious racing series in the world. Anish initially started writing for Formula 1 during his undergrad and now he is a huge fan of the Silver Arrows.

Edited By: Reubyn Coutinho