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Hamilton equals Schumacher’s record of seven world titles

Hamilton equals Schumacher’s record of seven world titles
November 15
13:49 2020

Lewis Hamilton, British Formula One racing driver, has won the Turkish Grand Prix to claim a record-equalling seventh world title.

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The Mercedes driver clinched the 2020 F1 championship on Sunday to equal Michael Schumacher’s illustrious record of seven drivers’ world titles.

In October, the 35-year-old broke Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 Grand Prix wins to become the sport’s most successful racer and had long since surpassed the German’s career pole positions record.

Hamilton’s latest victory means he is now statistically the most successful F1 driver of all time.

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He also holds the outright records for the most win (94), pole positions (97), podium finishes (163), points finishes (226), career points (3738) and points in a season (413).

“Seven is just unimaginable,” an emotional Hamilton said after the race.

“I remember watching Michael winning the championships, and just to get one, or two, or three – it’s so hard to get. What a day. There’s a lot to take in.

“That’s for all the kids out there that dream the impossible. You can do it too, I believe in you guys. This is way, way beyond our dreams. It felt so far-fetched. Woohoo!. Thank you so much guys.”

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This year’s win is Hamilton’s fourth in a row and sixth since joining Mercedes nearly eight years ago.

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He won his first World Drivers’ Championship with McLaren in 2008, before moving to Mercedes in 2013, with whom he has won a further six titles.

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