LEWIS HAMILTON was handed one among Michael Schumacher’s race helmets after equalling his 91-race win report.
The Brit was interrupted throughout his interview by Michael’s son, Mick, who offered him with the long-lasting piece of memorabilia in a touching second.
Mick Schumacher handed Lewis his dad’s iconic helmetCredit score: Reuters
The Brit held Schumacher’s legendary helmet aloft after equalling his reportCredit score: AFP
The Eifel GP monitor is the place Schumacher gained 5 occasions in his illustrious profession.
Hamilton then stood on the rostrum and held the helmet aloft as he celebrated his seventh win in 11 races.
The 35-year-old mentioned: “Thanks a lot. It is such an honour. I do not know what to say.
“If you develop up watching somebody and idolising them. What he was capable of constantly do.
“I bear in mind taking part in [as] Michael Schumacher on a recreation referred to as GP2. Seeing his dominance for therefore lengthy, I do not suppose I imagined I might be close to him when it comes to information.
“So it is an unbelievable honour. It is going to take a while to get used to it.
“As I got here within the pit lane that was solely once I realised I had equalled the report.
Michael Schumacher broke the report in 2006Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
“I hadn’t even computed it once I crossed the road. I could not have carried out this with out this unbelievable staff pushing behind me. So an enormous thanks and big respect to Michael.”
Hamilton began the race in second behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas and survived an early scare when the 2 automobiles touched on the primary nook.
The Finn then made a significant error on lap 13 when a proper lock up despatched him vast, permitting Hamilton to make the overtake.
Bottas’ day went from dangerous 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 ten seconds up entrance earlier than the protection automotive was deployed with 12 laps to go when Lando Norris crashed.
However after moaning the protection automotive was travelling too slowly, he saved his cool to cruise to increase his lead on the prime to 69 factors.