Entertainment Lewis Hamilton: 92nd victory in one of the "really, really big" moments

13:50  28 october  2020
13:50  28 october  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

Hamilton draws level with Schumacher: "Not just any victory"

 Hamilton draws level with Schumacher: © Motorsport Images It's done: Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 91st career victory Lewis Hamilton has always downplayed the importance of the record for himself. 91 is also just a number, and "I'm not someone who cares about records" was his standard answer to questions about the big moment when he would catch up with Michael Schumacher one day.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has become the most successful driver in terms of victories in Formula 1 history, after a dominant display at the Portuguese Grand Prix saw him claim his 92 nd victory from team mate Valtteri Hamilton takes record-breaking 92 nd win with dominant drive in Portuguese GP.

Record breaker: Lewis Hamilton claimed a record 92 nd Formula 1 Grand Prix win in Portimao © Reuters. Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimao to seal his 92 nd Grand Prix victory and move clear of Michael Schumacher in

After his victory in Portugal, Lewis Hamilton tries to classify the new record for himself and admits: "You never get used to some things"

"It's just a number ", Lewis Hamilton used to say recently when he was asked that he would soon be able to break Michael Schumacher's winning record in the premier class. With his triumph in Portimao he has now overtaken the German in the all-time best list of Formula 1 winners .

And that is of course not completely unimportant or unimportant for Hamilton either. He counts his 92nd victory "one of the really, really big moments that I think I've experienced," said the Briton. "But there were many. Every single race win had certain characteristics and each time it was a different journey."

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Lewis Hamilton (UK) has achieved a ground-breaking record in Formula One ’s history by breaking the record for the most Formula One Grand Prix wins by a driver. His win of the Portuguese Grand Prix yesterday (25 October 2020) was his 92 nd Grand Prix victory , leading him to break the record he

Lewis Hamilton won a record 92 nd Formula 1 race at the Portuguese Grand Prix. POOL/AFP. Hamilton , who is seeking a record-equalling seventh drivers’ title, finished the 66 laps of the "I really owe it all to these guys for their teamwork, continually innovating and pushing the barrier ever higher

"The crazy thing about it is that I thought I was getting used to certain things," says Hamilton. But even today, nerves and insecurity spread to him when he prepares himself in the garage and puts on his helmet.

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"Then I ask myself: Do I have my strategy in mind, do I remember my settings? All these different things that you go through. It's still scary. You watch you Sunday up, and every time you feel different. It's hard to say whether I felt good this time. "

Sometimes he gets into his car with the feeling that it will not go well, "and then I drive the best car I have ever driven," says the world champion. And on other days it is exactly the opposite. "So you never know what to expect, but all I try is to prepare as well as possible."

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British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92 nd career victory to move one ahead of Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on Oct.

British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula 1 history, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92 nd career victory to move one ahead of Michael Schumacher. The racing champion spoke on his future trajectory after record win saying 'I'm still going up'.

In the end, that is also the key to success: "I have worked harder than ever before, have trained various things over and over again, and that's why everything works so consistently. I also work with incredible people."

praise to Mercedes: finally someone listened to him

Hamilton particularly emphasizes the reliability of his Mercedes W11, which has never let him down this season. "That's because the guys don't really take no for an answer and don't lean back on their success, but rather develop together," praised the Briton.

As a driver, he is most grateful for being listened to and for taking his feedback seriously. "Because when I was younger I didn't always have the feeling that I was being listened to," he recalls.

"When I joined this team, I had all these ideas and I looked at the car they had with Michael and Nico (Rosberg; d. R.) and I thought, 'That has to change, that has to change.' And they changed all these things and listened to me, and so we moved forward together. "

Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

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Lewis Hamilton now has more Formula 1 race victories under his belt than any other driver in the RACE REPORT: Hamilton takes record-breaking 92 nd win with dominant drive in Portuguese GP. Hit play in the video above to see all the key moments from this hugely entertaining and historic race

Lewis Hamilton won his 92 nd race in Portugal at the weekend, breaking the record set by Michael Schumacher. Lewis Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in F1 with his victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix but McLaren driver Lando Norris was reserved in his praise for the

Hamilton would never have expected so many victories.

His 92nd victory therefore reminds him above all of the beginnings, "when I joined the team, of the decision I made to join the team, and of the what we've done since then ".

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"I knew we would win championships," says Hamilton confidently. “But did I think we'd win so many? No. Did I think we'd win so many races? Of course not. But it's a phenomenal time for us, and the great thing is that not just me, but the whole thing Team experienced them. "

In this context, the record winner also mentions team-mate Valtteri Bottas: "I think everyone recognizes and realizes how much they are part of it. That's why I'm incredibly grateful to my team-mates. Valtteri, too, for being the challenger, for me and pushes the team forward. We're all rowing in the same direction as we compete and he's been privileged to work with. "

Missed title 2007: A lesson for the future

Hamilton also thinks back to his rookie season 2007, and inevitably the Grand Prix of China, , which cost him his first title at the time . "I was 22, young and enthusiastic, but not necessarily mature enough."

"I didn't know that was going to happen and if I had the foresight I would of course have won this World Cup straight away. I was young then and I didn't know what to say yes and no to and I didn't know how I should be a team leader. But that's the way it is as a 22-year-old, "says Hamilton.

doesn't feel remorse: "It was emotionally very, very tough, but I wouldn't be the driver and the man I am today. Now I'm part of this incredible team, we lead together and we challenge each other. I know, what questions I have to ask and how far I can go on the track. That brings the experience with it. "

With images from Motorsport Images.

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