18:26 GMT03 August 2020
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    Lewis Hamilton is a six time Formula One World champion, second only to seven time champion Michael Schumacher. His win on Sunday brings him one step closer to achieving Schumacher’s record.

    Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday despite suffering a puncture on his last lap.

    The British driver’s left-front tyre failed halfway through the final lap, but he still managed to finish ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who came second. 

    His Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas also experienced a puncture which saw him drop from second to 11th place, which made room for Ferrari's Charles Leclerc to finish in third place. 

    This was Hamilton’s third consecutive win of the season and brings him one step closer to achieving Michael Schumacher's record of seven championship titles.

    ​"I've definitely never experienced anything like that on the last lap, my heart nearly stopped," said Hamilton after the race.

    "I was just praying to get around and not be too slow. I nearly didn't get around the last few corners."

    ​Verstappen said, "It was lucky and unlucky. The Mercedes were too quick. The tyres didn't look great with 10 laps to go, so I was already on the radio ... then of course they boxed me to go for the fastest lap. I'm very happy with second place, it's a very good result for us."

    Fans expressed their excitement on social media over the dramatic win.

    One fan said “You can’t take that win away from Lewis.”

    ​Another fan congratulated him on his achievement. 

    ​While another said they almost had a heart attack.

     

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