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Silverstone Circuit in England, current home of the British Grand Prix, which started in 1948 is set to honor Lewis Hamilton.

“Lewis has become a huge part of this history and the directors of the Club and I felt there was no better way to mark this than to rename the iconic pits straight in recognition of his record-breaking achievements.”
British Racing Drivers’ Club president David Coulthard said.

Lewis Hamilton became the most successful F1 driver off all time this year; Silverstone have announced that the stretch of track, flanked by the Wing building, will become Hamilton Straight; Watch final race of 2020 season on Sunday live on Sky Sports F1 at 1.10pm, build-up from 11.30am

Lewis Hamilton in Silverstone

Silverstone will rename its International Pits Straight after seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton this year became the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time after beating Michael Schumacher’s wins record and equalling the Ferrari great’s seven championships.

Silverstone said in a statement that the stretch of track, flanked by the Wing building, would become the Hamilton Straight.
“It is the first time in Silverstone’s history that a part of the circuit has been named after any individual,” said British Racing Drivers’ Club president David Coulthard in a statement ahead of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
“Lewis has become a huge part of this history and the directors of the Club and I felt there was no better way to mark this than to rename the iconic pits straight in recognition of his record-breaking achievements.”

Hamilton has won his home grand prix seven times.

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