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Top 10 Greatest Races Driven by Lewis Hamilton in F1

Drives worthy of the legend that is, Sir Lewis Hamilton
Publish Date: 07/08/2024
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Arise Sir Lewis: The GOAT just dropped us a reminder.

Lewis Hamilton has had a remarkable career in Formula 1, filled with moments that have thrilled fans and cemented his status as one of the sportโ€™s all-time greats. Yesterday’s remarkable drive at the 2024 British Grand prix was a solid reminder to everyone about his greatness on track.

From his early days as a prodigious talent to becoming a record-breaking champion, Hamiltonโ€™s journey has been marked by incredible races that highlight his skill, determination, and strategic brilliance. Today we’re delving into ten of Hamiltonโ€™s most outstanding performances, each showcasing why he is considered one of the best in F1 history. These races not only demonstrate his ability to overcome challenges and outdrive his competitors but also his knack for making history and delivering under pressure.

10. 2008 British Grand Prix:

One of the greatest drives in British GP History and one of the wettest races ever at Silverstone, Lewis showcased his mastery in the rain. He started fourth but quickly took the lead, leaving everyone else in his wake. His performance was so dominant that he won by over a minute, lapping all but the top three. It was a crucial win in his fight for the championship and solidified his reputation as a wet-weather expert.

One of nine: The first win is something a driver will always remember, but the first home win is just as special.

One of nine: The first win is something a driver will always remember, but the first home win is just as special.

9. 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix:

This race was pure drama, and another example of one of the most Iconic F1 Races ever. Lewis needed to finish at least fifth to secure his first World Championship. On the final lap, he was in sixth place, but as the rain started to fall, Timo Glock, who hadn’t switched to wet tires, slowed dramatically. Lewis seized the opportunity and overtook Glock in the last corner of the last lap to finish fifth, winning the championship by just one point from Felipe Massa. It was an unforgettable moment in F1 history.

Felipe Massa did all he had to do and drove superbly, it was Timo Glock who sealed his championship fate

Felipe Massa did all he had to do and drove superbly, it was Timo Glock who sealed his championship fate

8. 2011 Chinese Grand Prix:

Starting third, Lewis executed a bold three-stop strategy that paid off big time. He made several key overtakes, including a decisive move on Sebastian Vettel late in the race. His aggressive driving and smart strategy allowed him to take the win, demonstrating his ability to think on his feet and adapt to changing conditions. This drive can certainly be considered as one of the most Memorable Chinese Grand Prix to ever take place.

Win number 15 for Hamilton came after a winless streak since the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix

Win number 15 for Hamilton came after a winless streak since the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix

7. 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix:

This race featured an intense duel between Lewis and his teammate Nico Rosberg. The two battled fiercely throughout, with Lewis defending brilliantly against multiple attacks from Nico. Despite the pressure, he held his nerve and crossed the finish line first. This race is often cited as one of the best examples of his racing skills and mental toughness.

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Dubbed โ€œThe Duel in the Desertโ€ this battle is regarded as one of the best in the sportsโ€™ history

6. 2014 British Grand Prix:

After a disappointing qualifying session left him starting sixth, Lewis fought back with determination. He quickly moved up the ranks and took advantage of Nico Rosberg’s retirement to win in front of his home crowd. The victory was a testament to his resilience and ability to bounce back from setbacks.

A strong come back gave Lewis his 27th Career win and his second home win out of a record breaking nine

A strong come back gave Lewis his 27th Career win and his second home win out of a record breaking nine

5. 2017 British Grand Prix:

Lewis was unstoppable at Silverstone this year. He started from pole and led every lap of the race, securing his fifth British Grand Prix win. His flawless performance matched the record held by Jim Clark and Alain Prost, and his connection with the home fans made it even more special.

Dominant in every form, this was beyond a doubt Mercedes and Lewis at their peak

Dominant in every form, this was beyond a doubt Mercedes and Lewis at their peak

4. 2018 German Grand Prix:

After a hydraulics issue in qualifying, Lewis started 14th on the grid. Undeterred, he methodically worked his way through the field and took advantage of Vettel’s crash in the rain to seize the lead. His victory from such a low starting position showcased his incredible racecraft and determination.

This certainly could have gone Vettel's way, Lewis though was relentless to give his works team a home victory

This certainly could have gone Vettelโ€™s way, Lewis though was relentless to give his works team a home victory

3. 2018 Italian Grand Prix:

In front of Ferrari’s passionate home crowd, Lewis pulled off one of his best drives. After a tough qualifying, he battled the Ferraris of Vettel and Raikkonen, making decisive overtakes to secure the win. His ability to handle the pressure and execute perfect passes made this a standout victory.

Lewis Hamilton won this race after a tense battle on track, if you haven't seen this Grand Prix, go look it up

Lewis Hamilton won this race after a tense battle on track, if you havenโ€™t seen this Grand Prix, go look it up

2. 2020 Turkish Grand Prix:

This race was a masterclass in difficult conditions. The track was incredibly slippery due to rain, but Lewis managed his tires perfectly and kept his cool throughout. He won the race and clinched his seventh World Championship, equaling Michael Schumacher’s record. His performance was a perfect blend of skill, patience, and strategy.

In very slippery and tricky conditions, Lewis drove to victory which handed him his 7th World Championship

In very slippery and tricky conditions, Lewis drove to victory which handed him his 7th World Championship

1. 2024 British Grand Prix:

After a few seasons without a win, Lewis made a triumphant return to the top step of the podium at Silverstone. A well-timed pit stop allowed him to take the lead from Lando Norris. His vintage driving performance reminded everyone why he’s considered one of the best, and the home crowd’s support made it a magical moment.

An emotional and fairytale win for Lewis Hamilton at the 2024 British Grand Prix

An emotional and fairytale win for Lewis Hamilton at the 2024 British Grand Prix

These races highlight Lewis Hamilton’s extraordinary talent, strategic brilliance, and resilience throughout his career

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