Lewis Hamilton Matches Michael Schumacher with Magnificent 7th F1 Title

Nov 20, 2020
Lewis Hamilton Matches Michael Schumacher with Magnificent 7th F1 Title
  • Hamilton won the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix after overcoming a poor starting spot and treacherous track conditions.
  • Lewis Hamilton, 35, tied Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven Formula 1 championships with his win in Turkey.
  • Hamilton’s win on Sunday was the 94th of his career and 10th in 14 races for Mercedes in 2020.
Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel completed Sunday’s podium at Istanbul Park.
Lewis Hamilton’s 94th career win in his Formula 1 career was extra special with a splash of magnificent.
Hamilton’s triumph in the F1 Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday clinched his seventh F1 championship, tying the mark set by the great Michael Schumacher. Schumacher won his seventh title in 2004.
Both Schumacher and Hamilton won their seventh titles at age 35.
"I dreamed of this when we were young, when we were watching the Grands Prix," Hamilton said. "And this is way, way beyond our dreams. I think it’s so important for kids out there to hopefully see this and don’t listen to anybody who tells you you can’t achieve something. Dream the impossible. You’ve got to work for it, you’ve got to chase it, and you’ve got to never give up and never doubt yourself."
It was Hamilton’s fourth consecutive win of 2020 and 10th in 14 races this season. This one came from the sixth starting position on a day where Istanbul Park at times, thanks to wet conditions and a resurfaced track, resembled more a skating rink than a Formula 1 racing circuit. Early in the race, Hamilton trailed pole sitter and then race leader and first-time pole sitter Lance Stroll by 24.6 seconds.
Hamilton pitted for fresh intermediate tires on Lap 9 in sixth place, came out of the pits in eighth place. He was able to not only finish the race on that set but also win going away. His intermediates were nearly worn all the way down to slicks by the time he crossed the finish line.
"I just kept my head down and just kept believing that I’d eventually pick up pace of sort at some stage, and that’s what I did."
Source: caranddriver.com

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