Lewis Hamilton wins Eifel Grand Prix to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins
Lewis Hamilton has won the Eifel Grand Prix and in doing so has matched Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula One wins.
The world champion had started from second on the grid at the Nurburgring but took the lead early in the race and remained untouchable out front.
— Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) October 11, 2020
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen claimed second but was unable to really challenge.
Having started the day in pole position, Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas retired with a power failure, while Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was third. Sergio Pérez was fourth for Racing Point and Carlos Sainz fifth for McLaren.
It was a performance that illustrated how he has come to stand alongside Schumacher with a victory tally that many thought to be far out of reach.
In matching Schumacher, Hamilton has achieved a remarkable feat, doing so in his 261st race.
There was a beautiful moment of class when Schumacher’s son, Mick, came onto the stage and handed Hamilton one of his father’s helmets.