With the incredible build-up to the British Grand Prix, fans have been turning the internet upside down looking for all the special moments that have taken place in the historic Silverstone Circuit which is set to celebrate its 75th year as an F1 host next year. In 1948, Silverstone, which was a former RAF base, hosed its first British Grand Prix. Since then, the Circuit has been witness to many special moments, and Lewis Hamilton has had his fair share of them.
The British Grand Prix is Hamilton’s home race, where he has clinched a race victory for six times. As the Mercedes racer is hoping for a record-breaking seventh British Grand Prix win, fans have dug out pictures of the time when Top Gun lead Tom Cruise visited the Mercedes pit to stand in support of his friend Lewis Hamilton. The Twitterati have shared several videos of the moment during the 2021 British Grand Prix in which Tom Cruise cheered on as Hamilton engaged in a fierce battle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Fans reminisce the time when Tom Cruise supported Lewis Hamilton from the Merc pit during British GP 2021
In the week leading up to this year’s British Grand Prix, fans of Lewis Hamilton have dug up many throwback videos of the 37-year-old going for the win in the historic Silverstone Circuit. According to the official F1 data, Lewis will be heading for a new World Record in the upcoming British Grand Prix where he might become the only racer with the highest number of victories in a single Grand Prix if he manages to clinch his seventh Silverstone race win against rivals like Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.
While Lewis Hamilton, who has already won seven World Championship titles in Formula 1, is not having his best time in the sport this season due to a slow car and some problems with the new rules that have been introduced, he has kept his fans’ hopes up with his second podium finish in the Canadian Grand Prix that happened a couple weeks ago. Tom Cruise, who recently had the release of his big-budget blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick, was present at the British GP 2021, as he was spotted cheering for Hamilton from the Mercedes pit. And maybe the actor will be present this time as well, in support of his longtime friend.