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today is Aug 12, 2022

Of all the records Lewis Hamilton has shattered over the years, we’re pretty sure this is the last one he wanted to break. Especially at Silverstone…

In a very weird twist, podiums have become a cause for celebration for Mercedes in 2022, with Hamilton claiming the team’s most recent one in Canada, with a third-place finish.

However, with Hamilton’s last visit to the top step of the podium coming in Saudi Arabia last season, the Brit has now gone 10 races without a win.

This equals the longest losing streak of his career, with his last 10 race-winless streak coming in 2012 and 2009.

It would be almost poetic if Hamilton could break the losing streak at Silverstone, a place where he has had unrivalled success. In his last eight visits to his home race, Hamilton has won on seven different occasions, and he has eight Silverstone victories overall – the most of any F1 driver!

With Mercedes seemingly on the mend after a slow start this season, a Silverstone victory could be well within reach for the Silver Arrows. 

According to Toto Wolff, high-speed corners and newly laid asphalt should keep Mercedes’ porpoising issues to a minimum and who knows, Hamilton could extend his crazy Silverstone record even further – or he risks setting a new personal record for the most successive races where he’s failed to win.  

Do you think Hamilton and Mercedes could win at Silverstone?