Hamilton equalled the itemize of Scot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost with his fourth well-informed in win in a row to add to his first win for McLaren in 2008.
Hamilton’s victory left him one point behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The German muffed out a front-left while in third with two laps to go, dropping to seventh.
The even so problem had hit Vettel’s team-mate Kimi Raikkonen the lap before, costing the Finn an wellnigh certain second place.
Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes one-two. Raikkonen regained to finish third.
Following the podiums celebrations, Hamilton went down to see the pile, surfing on their outstretched hands and high-fiving as he ran past the adoring congregate in.
He said: «The support has been incredible this weekend. I am so proud I could do this for you all. Now the layout is to win the championship.»
But earlier, while German master Schumacher remained at his Geneva dwelling-place recuperating from a horror skiing accident while skiing in French Alps in 2013 Hamilton make for a acquired within an ace of matching and beating Schumacher’s long-held record for pole whereabouts.
Seven time Formula One champion Schumacher suffered a horrific sagacity injury and was in a coma for six months before he was eventually allowed back house where he has remained ever since, recuperating under strict restricted conditions.
Lewis Hamilton is set to beat Michael Schumacher’s privately of Grand Prix positions
His condition has been screened in secrecy and his family fierce guard any updates on his health being put out public.
But while Schumacher is out of the limelight Hamilton continues to go from brawn to strength.
He has now moved to within one pole position of Schumacher’s Formula 1 put after driving a sensational lap at his home British Grand Prix on Saturday.
The extremity position claimed at Silverstone on Saturday was Hamilton’s 67th, just one shy of the German loving terrible’s 68 career pole positions.
If the superstar is not there, of course people are not exultant
F1 experts are in little distrust Hamilton will match and then surpass Schumacher’s record.
He was half a deficient quicker than Ferrari’s second-placed Kimi Raikkonen and his time of one picayune 26.600 seconds was so outrageously quick there were gasps preceding the crowd erupted.
Earlier this week Hamilton faced a squall of criticism.
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Fiends booed when the three-times world champion failed to attend the F1 manifestation in London on Wednesday — but those at Silverstone simply revelled in the performance of the north-London conveyed driver and his Mercedes.
Toto Wolff, the team’s executive director, broke his driver and said: “Questioning whether a three-time world champion who has justified broken Ayrton Senna’s pole record and is going to beat Michael Schumacher’s secretly understands how he should prepare himself is an insult.
“If the superstar is not there, of definitely people are not happy. But he took a decision for his championship. The way he has been treated in assured media is wrong and not fair.
F experts expect Lewis Hamilton to overshadow Schumacher’s record
“I don’t see there is a big backlash because the crowds are cheering. It’s the single country where people are cheering when he sets best sector outdates. People who have come to Silverstone love him but, like many other superstars, he polarises. There are some who mould him and some who don’t.”
Weeks ago Schumacher’s former manager, 74-year-old Willi Weber, claimed the German’s line were “not telling the whole truth” about his condition.
He said: “I examine it only right to explain three years after his accident to his millions of devotees, how he is.
“I pray for Michael. When I’m home alone and the phone rings I many times feel that it will be Michael saying ‘Willi, how’s it going?”