WATCH: Lewis Hamilton's amazing off-track manoeuvre to overtake George Russell

George Russell, struggling to maintain his lead, was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton and soon dropped to third position after briefly running off track.

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Lewis Hamilton secured a spectacular victory at the British Grand Prix, marking his first triumph in 945 days. He also established a new record for most race wins at a single event with his ninth victory at Silverstone. This thrilling race unfolded with Hamilton's dramatic overtake of his Mercedes teammate, George Russell.

In the early laps, Hamilton maintained his position behind Russell, who started from pole. However, the seven-time world champion showcased his mastery in wet conditions as a drizzle began to fall. On Lap 18, at the iconic Stowe corner, Hamilton made his decisive move.

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Russell, struggling to maintain his lead, was overtaken by Lewis Hamilton, and soon dropped to third position after briefly running off track. This overtake highlighted Hamilton's skill and tenacity, setting the stage for a gripping race.

Lewis Hamilton avoided late Max Verstappen charge

Despite Hamilton's early success, the race dynamics shifted by Lap 21. Lando Norris, having been passed by Max Verstappen on the opening lap, began a determined charge towards the front. Norris's momentum saw him surge past both Hamilton and Russell, taking the lead.

The battle intensified as Hamilton, Russell, and Norris all pitted for intermediate tyres on Lap 27, with Norris holding a 3.2-second lead over the Mercedes drivers. The race took another turn when Russell retired on Lap 34, prompting a strategic switch back to dry tyres.

Hamilton opted for soft tyres at the end of Lap 38, while Verstappen switched to hards, and Norris continued for an additional lap before changing to softs. This set the stage for a final chase between Hamilton, Norris, and Verstappen.

In the closing stages, Hamilton's experience and strategic decisions paid off. He managed to fend off his competitors, claiming a historic ninth British Grand Prix victory. This win broke the record he previously shared with himself (Hungary) and Michael Schumacher (France) for the most wins in a single race.

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