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Hamilton equals Schumacher’s F1 record

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Hamilton, celebrating his seventh win of the season, is now 69 points clear of his Finnish teammate in the standings with six rounds remaining.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring held in Nurburg, Germany on Sunday. Picture: Reuters, Wolfgang Rattay

NURBURGRING – Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91 Formula One wins on Sunday with an Eifel Grand Prix victory that catapulted the Mercedes driver closer to a seventh world championship.

While the Briton triumphed at the Nurburgring, the German circuit where Ferrari great Schumacher won five times, teammate Valtteri Bottas suffered a huge hit to his title hopes with a first retirement of the season.

Hamilton, celebrating his seventh win of the season, is now 69 points clear of the Finn in the standings with six rounds remaining.

Bottas’s Formula One title chances are not looking good after the Mercedes driver suffered his first retirement of the 2020 season in the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Red Bull’s Max Versteppen finished second, and took a bonus point for fastest lap, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo third for Renault in his first podium since 2018 when he was at Red Bull.

Reuters