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Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher F1 wins record at Eifel GP

Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher F1 wins record at Eifel GP

Author: Wardah Sempa | Sunday 11th October 2020

Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher F1 wins record at Eifel GP Photograph

Lewis Hamilton has equalled Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 wins record after landing a typically commanding victory in an unreliability-packed Eifel GP ahead of Max Verstappen. Hamilton now has 91 wins - and has also taken a huge step towards Schumacher's record total of seven world championships after closest 2020 rival and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas' race retirement.

Bottas started on pole but was overtaken by Hamilton on Lap 13, and shortly after stopped with an engine issue.

Hamilton, now 70 points clear in the title standings, then dominated what was a two-horse race between himself and the ever-competitive Verstappen in the Red Bull, despite a late Safety Car which reignited the Nurburgring's chilly F1 return.