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British Grand Prix: Hamilton for the pass of … nine?

​British Grand Prix: Hamilton for the pass of... nine?

UPDATE DAY

No driver in the history of Formula 1 has won the same Grand Prix nine times. 

Yet it is the feat what could Lewis Hamilton accomplish on Sunday in his national race on the legendary Silverstone circuit.

The Mercedes team, considered this season as the third force on the grid after dominating the specialty since  2014, intends to exploit new developments which could make its single-seater more competitive in Great Britain.

The alterations are important, according to one of the team's engineers and head of track engineering.

“We will not hide to say that Silverstone is an important step for us, argued Andrew Shovlin. Changes will concern the front and rear wings as well as the floor. looking for a first victory this season. His last triumph in Formula 1 dates back to December 5, 2021 in Saudi Arabia.

In Montreal, two weeks ago, the Briton reached the finish in third place, just ahead of his young teammate and compatriot George Russell.

“It's a reassuring podium for the continuation of the things , had then declared Hamilton, who made the layout of Silverstone a real playground, as shown by his record of eight gains.

It is true that last year, his victory was won in controversy in front of his public. As a reminder, on the first lap of the event, a high-speed accident involving him with Max Verstappen meant the loss of his great rival from the Red Bull team.

Despite the strength of the impact with a protective wall, the Dutchman escaped unscathed, but, as a precaution, he was taken to hospital, from where he watched Hamilton's victory on television.

Like Schumacher

Hamilton and Michael Schumacher have won the same Formula 1 Grand Prix on eight occasions.

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The first succeeded in Great Britain and Hungary, the second did so in France. Both also claim seven victories in the Canadian Grand Prix.

The German also has seven victories in San Marino.

The single-seaters of Canadians Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) and Nicholas Latifi (Williams) will also benefit from significant alterations at Silverstone. Hoping to revive a miserable season either way.

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