Lewis Hamilton overtakes Schumaker’s record after 92nd F1 victory at the Portuguese GP

Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history after winning the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday. The victory at Portimao was the 92nd F1 win for the British driver, as he overtook Micheal Schumaker’s world record of 91 F1 victories.

The victory for Lewis Hamilton on Sunday also meant that he has now extended his lead at the top of the F1 Driver’s championship to 77 points ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with just 5 races remaining this season. Another championship title for Lewis this season would see him equal another record of Micheal Schumaker with seven F1 championship titles to his name. It was an even more special occasion for the British racer as he had his father present to witness his son creating history.

Hamilton won his first F1 race in 2007 and also claimed his first championship title in that year. But his career really took off when he replaced Micheal Schumacher at Mercedes in 2013. Hamilton would expect himself to create further numerous other records as well, with his Mercedes contract not expiring for another 2 seasons.

 

 

 

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