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Lewis Hamilton Ties Schumacher's Legendary Record with 91st Win


Sun 11 Oct 2020 | 07:00 PM
Mohammad Elzoheiry

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won on Sunday first place in the Eifel Grand Prix, the eleventh stage of the Formula One World Championship, at the German Nürburgring circuit, matching German legend Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula One wins.

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Hamilton beat Dutch Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen who claimed second and Australian Renault Daniel Ricciardo who came in third.

Sergio Pérez was fourth for Racing Point and Carlos Sainz fifth for McLaren.

The victory is Hamilton's seventh this season, after Styria in Austria, Hungary, Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italian Tuscany, raising his tally to 91, equaling the achievement of the German seven-time world champion.

It is Hamilton's second victory at the Nürburgring circuit, which returned to the World Championship this year after being absent since 2013.

The first victory was in 2011 with the McLaren Mercedes team, taking advantage of the mechanical problems of his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas, who was forced to withdraw in the seventeenth lap.

Hamilton strengthened his position at the top of the general ranking, extending the difference to 64 points over his colleague Bottas, who remained second, and 84 points for Verstappen.

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Hamilton, the six-time world champion, also boosted his chances of a fourth straight title, the seventh in his professional career, thus tying another Schumacher record in the number of world titles.

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