The 28-year-old Briton’s only triumph at Silverstone came in the same year that he won the title with McLaren.
Britain had a home winner in five of the 10 British Grands Prix during the 1990s, with Nigel Mansell (1991 and 1992), Damon Hill (1994), Johnny Herbert (1995) and David Coulthard (1999) all taking the chequered flag.
But in the following 12 seasons, only Coulthard (2000) and Hamilton (2008) have achieved the feat.
At the time, Hamilton described his Silverstone triumph as “the best race I’ve ever won”. The Briton mastered the tricky, wet conditions and his team made the right tactical calls to win the race by a massive one minute and eight seconds from BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld.
“[My win] feels like a lifetime ago,” added Hamilton, who has scored three podiums this season but has yet to reach the top step.
“The crowd was incredible. It was raining but the fans stuck it out. They got through it with me.