WATCH: George Russell and Lewis Hamilton celebrate England's iconic quarterfinal win in EURO 2024

British Formula 1 stars and Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were among the exuberant crowd cheering for England during their Euro 2024 clash

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British Formula 1 stars and Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were among the exuberant crowd cheering for England during their Euro 2024 quarter-final clash against Switzerland. The two F1 drivers joined thousands of fans at a screening event at Silverstone, immersing themselves in the electrifying atmosphere as they supported their national team.

The tension at Silverstone was palpable as England and Switzerland battled it out in a gripping match. Switzerland’s Breel Embolo broke the deadlock in the 75th minute, sending Swiss fans into a frenzy. However, England’s resilience shone through just five minutes later when Bukayo Saka netted a stunning equalizer, reigniting hope among the English supporters.

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The match proceeded to a nerve-wracking penalty shootout. With the pressure mounting, both Hamilton and Russell watched intently as each English player stepped up to take their shot. The climax came when Trent Alexander-Arnold delivered the winning penalty, securing a 5-3 victory for England after Manchester City’s Manuel Akanji missed his attempt for Switzerland.

The eruption of joy was instantaneous, with Hamilton and Russell leading the celebrations. Their jubilation mirrored that of the thousands of fans around them, creating a memorable moment of unity and national pride.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell set to fight out!

Hamilton, known for his passionate support of England’s national teams, was seen waving an England flag, his face beaming with delight. Meanwhile, George Russell joined in the chants and cheers, sharing the elation with fellow fans. 

The camaraderie between the two F1 stars and the crowd highlighted the unifying power of sport, transcending their roles as elite athletes to become fervent supporters of their country. England’s hard-fought victory propels them to the semi-finals, where they will face the Netherlands at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on Wednesday. The Dutch team, led by Ronald Koeman, secured their spot in the semi-finals with a comeback win against Turkey, setting the stage for an exciting encounter.

As Hamilton and Russell return to their racing duties on Sunday fans will be eyeing an amazing fight at Silverstone. Russell starting from the pole will surely face a lot of challenges from teammate Hamilton who will start from P2. McLaren’s Lando Norris will start from P3 and will be keen to put up a show as well.  

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