Hamilton takes 91st win to equal Schumacher's F1 record

11 October 2020 - 16:14 By Reuters
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring on October 11, 2020 in Nürburg, Germany.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring on October 11, 2020 in Nürburg, Germany.
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Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's all-time record 91 Formula One wins on Sunday with an Eifel Grand Prix victory that catapulted the Mercedes driver closer to a seventh world championship.

While the Briton triumphed at the Nürburgring, the German circuit where Ferrari great Schumacher won five times, team mate Valtteri Bottas suffered a huge hit to his title hopes with a first retirement of the season.

Hamilton, celebrating his seventh win of the season, is now 69 points clear of the Finn in the standings with six rounds remaining.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished second, and took a bonus point for fastest lap, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo third for Renault in his first podium since 2018 when he was at Red Bull.


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