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England fans roar ‘bring on Holland’ as Lewis Hamilton seals shock win over Dutch rival Max Verstappen at British GP

ENGLAND fans are praying Lewis Hamilton’s historic British GP win is an omen for Wednesday’s Euro 2024 semi-final with the Netherlands.

The Brit pulled off a remarkable, record-extending ninth triumph at Silverstone… with DUTCH world champ Max Verstappen second.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates his emotional triumph at Silverstone[/caption]
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England boss Gareth Southgate was just as overjoyed the day before[/caption]
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Three Lions’ supporters pray their heroes roar to glory like Hamilton[/caption]

Hamilton’s glory had sports lovers revving up with extra excitement for the mega midweek clash with Ronald Koeman’s men in Dortmund.

One fan posted: “England 1 – 0 Holland. Bring on Wednesday!”

Another wrote: “Lewis Hamilton beats Max Verstappen, England 1 Holland Nil. Gareth Southgate and the boys, it’s over to you on Wednesday night.”

Other supporters merely enjoyed a huge sporting double for the nation.

One roared: “WHAT A PERFECT WEEKEND, ENGLAND, HOLLAND, SIR LEWIS HAMILTON WON THE SILVERSTONE GP IN HIS LAST HOME RACE WITH THE SILVER ARROW.”

First the Three Lions saw off Switzerland in a quarter-final shootout on Saturday, then Hamilton ended his 945-day victory drought in F1.

The Mercedes star and fellow English driver George Russell had been snapped leaping up with joy in front of bouncing fans at Silverstone when England clinched their 5-3 defeat of the Swiss on penalties.

Less than 24 hours later, 39-year-old Hamilton was in tears after becoming the first driver to rack up nine successes on the same circuit.

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Now Southgate hopes to take the Three Lions to back-to-back Euro finals.

And although supporters on social media are still split over his merits as a coach, even many doubters hailed his landmark achievement of bossing England for 100 games – including once more taking them close to glory.

One pointed out: “He’s achieved a lot, for unity, culture, belief, penalty shootouts etc.

Another posted: “He’s doing better than 99.9 per cent of other managers right now.”

And a third said: “We regularly make semi-finals and finals with this manager. Gareth has transformed England.”

Inside track on Hamilton's life

LEWIS HAMILTON has driven his way into pole position as Formula One's most prolific winner.

The British speedster lives life in the fast lane both on and off the track, with a string of high-profile romances and jet-set lifestyle.

Hamilton made his name at McLaren and Mercedes but stunned the racing world by signing a £100million deal to join Ferrari for next season.

His exploits have seen him rub shoulders with Hollywood icon Brad Pitt but Lew snubbed the chance to feature in Top Gun 2.

And fans can follow his fortunes on the latest season of Netflix’s smash hit Drive To Survive.

Hamilton’s talent saw him go from humble origins in Stevenage to boasting an £11m car collection.

He joined celeb dating app Raya after splitting from Brazilian beauty Juliana Nalu.

And his exes are said to include Rita Ora, Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger.

Hamilton was embroiled in a bitter feud with Nico Rosberg but the pair buried the hatchet to sport £35k watches they were given for FREE.

He also shared high-profile battles with Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

But his most shocking showdown saw Max Verstappen handed the World Championship over him by a controversial safety car decision.

The Brit is chasing a record eighth world title – the first of which came in 2008 and has seen Felipe Masa sue F1 for £62m after a crash saw him miss out.

Check out all our Lewis Hamilton articles here.

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