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Asked if he ever doubted he might stand on the top step of an F1 podium again Hamilton said: "Absolutely. British gp, silverstone f1, Lewis Hamilton, f1 silverstone

An emotional Lewis Hamilton reflects on his recent struggles after securing his first race win since 2021 with a victory at the British Grand Prix. (1:58)

After the finish, the F1 feed played a radio message from Hamilton as his voice cracked with emotion.

The TV broadcast also showed him in a long embrace with father Anthony.

"Yeah, I can't stop crying," Hamilton said. "It's been since 2021, I just every day, getting up, trying to fight, to train, to put my mind to the task, and work as hard as I can with this amazing team."

Asked if he ever doubted he might stand on the top step of an F1 podium again Hamilton said: "Absolutely.

"The feeling, it feels different to previous races, and particularly races where you're having race after race after race, or seasons where you're having multiple wins. I think with the adversity we've gone through as a team, and that I personally felt that I've experienced, those challenges, the constant challenge like we all have to get up out of bed every day and give it our best shot.

Lewis Hamilton was visibly emotional as the national anthem played at Silverstone. BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP via Getty Images

Anthony Hamilton told Sky Sports on his son's win: "How crazy was that? He was never going to give that up. You just have to watch the times, it was a tenth [of a second] here, a tenth there, it didn't matter what was happening. Lewis was in full control. There's no way with that current car and the tyres he had that he was going to allow that win to slip in front of the British public. And that's what drove him on.