LEWIS HAMILTON has matched the legendary Michael Schumacher’s report of 91 race wins after a faultless efficiency on the Eifel GP.
In an incident-packed race at Nurburgring, the Brit completed forward of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo after Valtteri Bottas was pressured to retire early on.
Lewis Hamilton holds up Michael Schumacher’s race helmetCredit score: Reuters
Lewis Hamilton is cheered on by his staff as he crosses the roadCredit score: AFP
The Brit celebrates selecting up his 91st GP winCredit score: Reuters
It was solely becoming that Hamilton would stage Schumacher’s report, set in 2006, within the former Ferrari driver’s native Germany.
It was a observe the place Schumacher received 5 instances in his illustrious profession.
And in a touching second after, he was offered one of many helmets from Michael’s profession by son Mick Schumacher.
Hamilton began the race in second behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas and survived an early scare when the 2 vehicles touched on the primary nook.
The Finn then made a significant error on lap 13 when a proper lock up despatched him large, permitting Hamilton to make the overtake.
Bottas’ day went from unhealthy to worse when he misplaced energy on lap 19 forcing him to drag out of the race.
That allowed Hamilton to create a lead of over 10 second upfront earlier than the security automobile was deployed with 12 laps to go when Lando Norris crashed.
However after moaning the security automobile was travelling too slowly, he saved his cool to cruise to his seventh win in 11 races.
Verstappen maintained his report of a podium end in each race he has completed this season whereas Ricciardo’s was his first of the season and Renault’s first in 9 lengthy years.
Hamilton has matched Michael Schumacher’s 91 race winsCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Hamilton has received seven out of his final 11 racesCredit score: AP:Related Press