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Hamilton’s takeover

Lewis Hamilton on Sky Sports declared that he wanted to take over the world.

Hardly surprising considering how confident the former three time Formula One World Champion is in his ability on a daily basis.

When he’s on the adrenaline high of winning his home Grand Prix, it’s hard to argue against the possibility.

His sensation lap on Saturday bagged him his 67th pole position of his career, now two clear of idol Aryton Senna and only one short of the record held by Michael Schumacher.

Hamilton’s victory on Sunday was his 57th career win, moving him further in the clear as the sports second most winningest driver.

It was also his fourth consecutive Silverstone victory and fifth British Grand Prix win, equalling Jim Clarke and Alain Prost.

How did he celebrate? Well he missed the start of the press conference because he was crowd surfing amongst the Silverstone crowd.

He just wants to feel the inspirational atmosphere that British drivers receive from their home support.

1992 Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell famously declared it was worth a second a lap. Obviously it’s not worth that to Hamilton, but the adulation from the fans appears to be nearly on par.

” Growing up watching the TV and seeing Nigel and seeing the greats, to see the reception they got from the fans, I had never seen it on TV at any other circuit with any driver, that kind of experience. It was always “how amazing that would be, I wonder what that feels like?” And every year for the last four years I have got to feel that and each year it feels like it has grown and got bigger, more accepted and like I just now went and did the crowd-surfing and they pulled me out into the crowd. The reception has just been amazing and so energising and really fuelling up the inspiration to go out there and put a weekend’s performance in like that.” Hamilton told formula1.com .

But what did he think of the unbelievable turn around in the final couple of laps that saw title rival Sebastian Vettel have to pit?

During the race it looked like Vettel would finish around third, enabling Hamilton to cut his points deficit to Vettel by 10.

In the end Vettel wound up seventh, slashing the German’s 2017 Formula One World Championship lead to a single point.

" I was constantly looking up where Vettel was and I could see that he was in third and hoping that Valtteri was going to catch him and then I saw the battle and I was like “yes!” I was super happy when he got past him. I was thinking: “we’ll take that”, firstly for the team and secondly it’s great for the result. But then I couldn’t have imagined or dreamed that he would have the problem at the end. So to have that close up this close at the British Grand Prix, that’s fantastic, so happy. Yeah, we just got to keep pushing, keep fighting. Clearly this weekend we have shown we are a team that is pushing.








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Date:Tuesday July 18 2017

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