Formula 1 World champion Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time race wins record by claiming his 91st Grand Prix win at the Eifel Grand Prix at Nürburgring, Germany.

It seemed rather appropriate that Hamilton would equal the German legend Schumacher’s tally in Germany, as he crossed the finish line first at the circuit that saw “Schumy” claim five victories in his stellar career.

After the race, Hamilton admitted the historical significance of his win only become apparent after he had crossed the finish line.

With a lovely gesture of sportsmanship Schumacher’s son, formula 2 racer Mick, presented the Briton with one of his fathers red helmets from his second stint in F1 with Mercedes as he congratulated the Englishman on his record-equalling performance.

Hamilton’s win extended his championship lead to 69 points over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who was forced to retire from the race.

With just six rounds remaining, it means the world title seems to be almost within Hamilton’s grasp.

In the end it was Hamilton first, Max Verstappen second followed by a first podium finish for Renault David Riccardo. 

Lwazi Dlamini

I am a 3rd Year Bcom Economics Student at the University of the Free State. I  am also part of the SRC Sports committee and the Sports Editor Kovsie FM (Campus Radio Station). I have an interest in Sports Media and the role that Sport plays changing lives and promoting togetherness for all races.

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