F1: Lewis Hamilton hails move to Mercedes as aims to equal Michael Schumacher’s record

Lewis Hamilton wins Tuscan Grand Prix for his 90th GP win
  • Lewis Hamilton says that his move to join Mercedes was decisive as he aims to equal Schumacher’s record at the Turkish Grand Prix
  • The 35-year-old Brit won the first of his championships with McLaren in 2008
  • Hamilton then reeled off six in seven seasons after joining Mercedes in 2013
  • He is assured of his seventh championship if he wins the Turkish Grand Prix
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Lewis Hamilton hails move to Mercedes as aims to equal Michael Schumacher’s record.

Hamilton has admitted that reaching a record-equalling seventh world title on Sunday would be a feat beyond his wildest dreams.

The 35-year-old Brit won the first of his championships with McLaren in 2008 before reeling off six in seven seasons after joining Mercedes in 2013.

Now Hamilton is assured of taking No 7 if he wins the Turkish Grand Prix.

Hamilton, who triumphed at Istanbul Park in 2010, said:

‘I never dreamt we could get to seven championships.

‘Getting one was great and it was very tough to get the second. I had to make a big decision whether I stayed put and kept travelling along or do something more adventurous (joining Mercedes).

‘I took that leap of faith and I have won one after another. I am just trying to count my blessings.’

Mercedes’ dominance is underlined by Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas being the only man with even a mathematical chance of stopping the Briton’s title juggernaut. The Finn is 85 points adrift with 104 remaining across the four final rounds.