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Hamilton wins 92nd F1 race, breaks tie with Schumacher

Field Level Media
26 Oct 2020, 01:55 GMT+10

Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday, earning his 92nd Formula One victory and moving ahead of Michael Schumacher for most wins ever.

Hamilton gained his eighth win of the season by finishing more than 25 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas and more than 34 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

He started from the pole position for the 97th time on Sunday, extending his record in that category. The 35-year-old Brit is on track to win his seventh world championship, which will tie another of Schumacher's marks.

"I could only of ever dreamed of where I am today. It's gonna take some time to sink in. I can't find the words at the moment," Hamilton said after his record-seting victory.

Third on the all-time wins list is Sebastian Vettel with 53.

Hamilton's first win came at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in June 2007. He joined the Mercedes team in 2013 after Schumacher's retirement following the 2012 season.

Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident in late 2013.

--Field Level Media

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