Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher, wins seventh world title


Lewis Hamilton improved his record on Sunday to win the Turkish Grand Prix, winning the seventh world title, equaling the record with the 94th F1 victory. Hamilton equaled seven world titles from legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher. He replaced the legendary German driver in the Mercedes team in 2013.

Hamilton had to be ranked better than his teammate Valateri Bottas in the Turkish Grand Prix to win the sixth world title for Mercedes. Hamilton also won the title with McLaren in 2018. Sergio Perez of the racing point finished second, while Ferrari’s Sabestian Vettel took third.

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This is the 94th win in 35 years of Hamilton’s career, while Schumacher had 91 wins in his career. Hamilton won his first Formula One race 13 years ago and is now at par with Schumacher’s record. Hamilton has the most race wins, pole positions and podium finishes.

Hamilton overtook his teammate Finland’s Valtteri Bottas with 12 laps remaining and won the title while keeping a consistent lead. Hamilton could not stop his tears after Schumacher equaled seven world records. The race was disappointing for Bottas and he finished 14th.

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