Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to the power and assist proven by his followers at Silverstone after taking a record-equalling fifth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday, transferring to inside some extent of the Components 1 championship lead.
Hamilton delivered a lights-to-flag masterclass to complete over 10 seconds away from the sector and document his fourth straight win at Silverstone, heading up a Mercedes one-two.
Hamilton spoke after the race about his robust document at Silverstone, placing it all the way down to his enjoyment of driving there and, extra crucially, the additional carry he receives from the house assist.
“I’ve acquired loads of love for lots of tracks that I’ve gone to, however this has grown to be one of many favourites of the 12 months, significantly with the automobile’s efficiency bettering,” Hamilton mentioned.
“It is acquired the best mixture of corners, significantly Copse, Maggots and Becketts, is one of the best mixture of corners in the entire grand prix calendar. I like avenue circuits and Monaco’s at all times been one in every of my favourites, however it’s not a fantastic racing circuit. That is an all-out nice racing circuit.
“They do not construct circuits like this, they do not construct circuits like Hungary any extra. These simply have that character.
“I’m going properly right here however I believe I am good at this observe, however I believe the power that I get from the followers, there isn’t any different driver that will get this sort of power anyplace. I actually do suppose it boosts you, it lifts you up. There isn’t any avoiding it.
“Actually from the beginning of the race, earlier than I even acquired within the automobile I may see the gang, and each time I turned to see them, they have been there with me. I did the beginning, accelerating all the way down to Flip three, and seeing within the nook of my eye the fellows cheering.
“Obtained to Flip 7, everybody’s standing up cheering, each lap, 51 laps. Everybody stands up each single lap. There wasn’t one lap I did not see them standing up and cheering.
“I simply really feel that is like, they’re egging me on. You do not see that anyplace else on the planet. I believe that is additionally an actual massive a part of it.”