Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher's seven World-title record with Turkish GP win

November 15, 2020: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic rain-hit Turkish Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher seven world drivers' championship record on Sunday.

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November 15, 2020: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic rain-hit Turkish Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher seven world drivers' championship record on Sunday.

Hamilton clinched a record-equaling seventh Formula One title after winning a wet and gloomy Turkish Grand Prix for a record-extending 94th victory on Sunday.

Hamilton now stands alongside F1 great Michael Schumacher on seven titles, having replaced the German great at Mercedes in 2013.

Hamilton only needed to finish ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas to seal his sixth title for Mercedes, and Bottas placed a lowly 14th after making a poor start.

Before the beginning of the race, Hamilton only needed to finish ahead of his teammate Valtteri Bottas to seal his sixth title for Mercedes. The driver managed to win the chaotic race while Bottas finished a disappointing 14th after a poor start.

This was Hamilton's fourth title on the trot with Mercedes while sixth in past seven seasons. The only season when he couldn't finish on the top was when his team-mate Nico Rosberg got better off him in 2016. Rosberg soon took retirement after winning the title at Abu Dhabi GP.

Hamilton’s other title was with McLaren in 2008 after narrowly missing out on it in 2007 to Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in his rookie season.

He sounded in tears when he spoke on the team radio moments after crossing the line in Istanbul.

After winning the race, Hamilton, in tears of joy said: "That’s for all the kids out there who dream the impossible. You can do it."

 

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