Lewis Hamilton [Photo: DW]
Oct 12th 2020 – Lewis Hamilton equalled the all-time record for career Formula 1 victories by winning the Eifel Grand Prix, to make it 91st of his career, to also equal Michael Schumacher’s record.
Hamilton extended his championship lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas, to 69 points after the Finn retired.
Max Verstappen’s Red Bull came in second,and Daniel Ricciardo scored Renault’s first podium since returning to F1 as a constructor in 2016.
Schumacher’s son Mick presented Hamilton with one of his father’s old helmets, from his last F1 season with Mercedes in 2012, to recognise the achievement.
“I don’t know what to say,” Hamilton said. “When you grow up watching someone and you idolise them, really, for the quality of the driver they are and what they are continually able to do as a driver and with his team week on week.“