Lewis Hamilton managed to keep Max Verstappen at bay during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday, securing his first win since the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2021.

"I've been waiting for this," exclaimed Hamilton, the British driver, after crossing the finish line in his Mercedes, achieving his ninth victory at Silverstone and surpassing Michael Schumacher's record for most wins at a single track. Lando Norris of McLaren finished in third place.

Following his 104th Formula One victory, which extended his record, the 39-year-old Hamilton was emotional as he embraced his father amidst the cheers of the home crowd. "Since 2021, every day has been about fighting, training, and focusing my mind on the task at hand, working as hard as I can," Hamilton, who is set to join Ferrari next season, stated at the finish line. "This is my last race with the team here; I love them dearly and will always be thankful to everyone at Mercedes and the amazing fans."

Hamilton's teammate, George Russell, who won the previous week in Austria, had to retire due to a water leak after starting from pole position. Meanwhile, Red Bull's Verstappen, despite not winning in two consecutive races for the first time since Silverstone and Austria in 2022, increased his lead over Norris in the drivers' standings. Oscar Piastri of McLaren finished fourth, with Carlos Sainz of Ferrari in sixth and Nico Hulkenberg of Haas in seventh.