IN PICTURES: Hamilton a record breaker as he wins his sixth British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton claimed a record sixth British Grand Prix win at Silverstone on Sunday.

Monday, 15th July 2019, 9:21 am
Lewis Hamilton celebrates his Silverstone victory

The reigning world champion strengthened his grip on this year's competition as he beat team-mates Valtteri Bottas into second place.The pair, who race for the Brackley-based Merecedes team, dominated proceedings at the Northamptonshire track.Hamilton's sixth win surpassed the previous record he shared with Jim Clark and Alain Prost, and it meant a lot to him to achieve it."It's one of the single most incredible feelings and special moments an athlete can have," said Hamilton."I come here and I've got this incredible support. They always talk about how much it lifts you up and it's a huge amount of energy but a lot of weight comes with that, a lot of responsibility.So I just really, really wanted to deliver."On the slowing down lap, he pulled over and picked up a Union flag from a marshal."When you achieve something like that and you see all those British flags, I was looking the whole time for a flag - 'someone give me a flag' - because one day I'm going to be able to look back and I'll have that picture of me in the car with that flag and I'll always be able to smile until my dying day."

Lewis Hamilton celebrates
Lewis Hamilton celebrates in traditional style on the podium

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Valterri Bottas finished second
Lewis Hamilton flies the flag
Max Verstappen and Sebastien Vettel get in a tangle
Lewis Hamilton is all smiles after his victory
Max Verstappen takes off after his clash with Sebastien Vettel's Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton chats to Jenson Button
The Mercedes cars lead the way
The Red Arrows made a Silverstone appearance
Pierre Gasly
Getting set
Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the fans
Lewis Hamilton gets carried away
Lewis Hamilton celebrates
The Brackley-based Mercedes team enjoy their Silverstone success
The top three take to the podium
A huge crowd turned out for the Silverstone race
The Mercedes' out in front
Lewis Hamilton takes the chequered flag
The cars set off on their warm-up lap