Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher record with 91st win

October 19 2020 , 11:58 pm

Lewis Hamilton equalled the all-time record for career Formula 1 victories by winning the Eifel Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver’s win was the 91st of his career and he will surely break Michael Schumacher’s record soon.

Hamilton extended his championship lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas to 69 points after the Finn retired.

Behind Max Verstappen’s Red Bull in second, Daniel Ricciardo scored Renault’s first podium since returning to F1 as a constructor in 2016.

Schumacher’s son Mick presented Hamilton with one of his father’s old helmets, from his last F1 season with Mercedes in 2012, to recognise the achievement.

“I don’t know what to say,” Hamilton said. “When you grow up watching someone and you idolise them, really, for the quality of the driver they are and what they are continually able to do as a driver and with his team week on week.

“Seeing his dominance for so long and I don’t think anyone – especially me – thought he would get close to this record.

“It’s an incredible honour but I could not have done it without this incredible team. A big thank you and huge respect to Michael.”

So we have Six races to go and they start with a new track for F1, Portimao on Portugal’s Algarve on 25 October.

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