Lewis Hamilton moved stage with Michael Schumacher’s file of 91 Formulation One wins with a victory on the Eifel Grand Prix in Nurburg, Germany, on Sunday.
Hamilton received comfortably after Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas suffered a race-ending engine concern. The win will increase Hamilton’s result in 69 factors within the championship.
After the race, Hamilton was introduced with one among Schumacher’s well-known pink race helmets by the seven-time world champion’s son, Mick.
Requested what the gesture and the file meant to him, Hamilton replied: “I do not even know what to say.
“Whenever you develop up watching somebody, usually idolised them, by way of the standard of driver they’re but in addition what they’re capable of constantly do yr on yr, race on race, week on week, with their staff.
“I do not suppose anybody, particularly me, thought I might be anyplace close to Michael by way of data. It is an unbelievable honour and it should take a while to get used to. Actually, as I got here into the pit lane that is solely once I realised, I hadn’t even computed it once I crossed the road. I could not have finished it with out this unbelievable staff pushing behind me and giving it their every thing.
“A really massive thanks and an enormous respect to Michael.”
By means of comparability, Hamilton reached his present tally on his 261st F1 race begin. Schumacher reached the 91-win mark at his 247th begin, the 2006 Chinese language Grand Prix.
The pair are comfortably away from the subsequent drivers within the file books. After Hamilton and Schumacher, the subsequent drivers on the all-time winners record are Sebastian Vettel (53), Alain Prost (51), Ayrton Senna (41), Fernando Alonso (32), Nigel Mansell (31), Jackie Stewart (27), Jim Clark, Niki Lauda (each 25) and Juan Manuel Fangio (24).
Hamilton can be on the right track to say a seventh world championship this season, which might transfer him stage with the one remaining important file in Schumacher’s identify.