Stevenage’s Lewis Hamilton has broken break Formula 1’s all-time win record.
The Tewin wonder eased past Valtteri Bottas to seal triumph at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton dropped to third in a manic first two laps that ended with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz leading, but fought back to crush Bottas’ hopes.
Hamilton, a John Henry School alumnus, dominated to land his 92nd career Grand Prix victory.
The 35-year-old Hamilton received a standing ovation, before celebrating with Mercedes team members and staff, before a long embrace with father Anthony, who managed his career up until 2010.
Hamilton said he “owed it all” to his Mercedes team, adding: “I could only ever have dreamed of being where I am today.
“I didn’t have a magic ball when I chose to come to this team and partner with these great people, but here I am.
“Everything we do together – we are all rowing in the same direction and that’s why we’re doing what we’re doing.
“And my dad’s here and my step mum Linda, and Roscoe [Hamilton’s dog].
“It is going to take some time for it to fully sink in. I was still pushing flat out as I came across the line. I can’t find the words at the moment.”