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Schumacher record exceeded - Hamilton celebrates 92nd career victory

2020-10-25T14:53:57.234Z

Lewis Hamilton is the sole Grand Prix record holder. The British Formula 1 racing driver clinched his 92nd career victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix and is now ahead of Michael Schumacher.



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Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton: 92 wins

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Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix.

In the Formula 1 race on the circuit near Portimão, the championship leader in a Mercedes won ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

Hamilton also broke a win record for former German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher.

With 92 career victories, Hamilton has one more triumph than Schumacher.

The Briton can also draw level after World Cup victories this season.

Schumacher has seven, Hamilton six.

"Compliments, Lewis, you made history," radioed the Mercedes box into the cockpit of its record-breaking driver after crossing the finish line.

"Thank you guys, thank you, none of this would be possible without you," he replied: "I'm so proud of you all."

Bottas is almost 26 seconds behind in second

Hamilton's victory was safe.

Mercedes colleague Bottas was almost 26 seconds behind.

It was the fourth double victory for the racing team this season.

At the start of the race there was a brief rain shower that briefly mixed up the field.

Hamilton, who had taken the lead at the start, initially fell back to third behind Bottas and the Spaniard Carlos Sainz in the McLaren.

Shortly before the end of the first lap, Sainz even took the lead and surprised with two best lap times before his tires began to wear off.

On the sixth lap, Bottas took over from the Spaniard at the front, and on the 20th lap, Hamilton regained the lead.

In the overall standings, Hamilton extended his lead over Bottas with his eighth win in the twelfth race of the season: with 256 points, his lead over the Finns is already 77 points.

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Source: spiegel

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