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Sport F1 Russian Grand Prix: Hamilton targets Schumacher's record

11:05  27 september  2020
11:05  27 september  2020 Source:   ibtimes.co.uk

2020 F1 Russian Grand Prix session timings and preview

  2020 F1 Russian Grand Prix session timings and preview After a week off, Formula 1 returns to action with the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom .Following a dramatic Tuscan GP at Mugello which was halted by two red flags, Lewis Hamilton claimed victory to extend his F1 world championship lead to 55 points over Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.The Mercedes pair head to Sochi as heavy favourites to continue their domination of the 2020 F1 season with the German manufacturer still undefeated at the circuit since it joined the F1 world championship calendar in 2014.

Lewis Hamilton goes to the Russia Grand Prix hoping to match Michael Schumacher ' s all-time record of 91 wins. Schumacher won his last of 91 victories in China in 2006. In 2007, Hamilton won his first GP in his debut season and now goes into Russia with 259 races behind him already.

Lewis Hamilton has earned pole at the Formula One Russian Grand Prix in Sochi and is chasing Michael Schumacher ' s record © Pavel Golovkin / Retuers. Victory would give Hamilton his seventh win of an already-dominant season that has left his rivals trailing, none of whom have recorded more

Six-time Formula One World Drivers Championship title holder Lewis Hamilton has a big weekend ahead of him. If he wins the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom this weekend, he will stand level with F1 legend Michael Schumacher with 91 Grand Prix wins.

It appears to be inevitable that Hamilton will match and probably surpass the German's record of victories this season. The Briton is also well on his way to securing a seventh F1 World Championship title this season. That would also bring him equal to Schumacher's title record.

Vettel: "Mixed emotions" about Hamilton taking Schumacher's win record

  Vettel: Sebastian Vettel feels "mixed emotions" about the prospect of Lewis Hamilton breaking Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 win record, but says the Mercedes driver "deserves all the success" he enjoysHamilton will tie with Schumacher's record of 91 grand prix victories by winning this weekend's Russian Grand Prix, and is on course to break the tally in the near future.

Schumacher ’ s record of grand prix wins in Sochi but who takes the crown as F 1 ’s greatest – the On Sunday in the Russian Grand Prix , Lewis Hamilton will take a tilt at history It is my view that Hamilton , on 90 victories and counting, trumps Schumacher Russian Grand Prix practice and qualifying, on Saturday from 9.45am LIVE on Sky Sports F 1

Lewis Hamilton finished fastest in the third qualifying race for the Russian GP. Valtteri Bottas, who was Friday's pacesetter, finished the race in second place. Carlos Sainz finished third, Esteban Ocon fourth and Sergio Perez was in fifth. Hamilton is hoping to equal Michael Schumacher ' s record of 91 F 1

Hamilton finds himself in the best position to chase his 91st victory by starting in pole position on Sunday. It was a thrilling qualifying session wherein Hamilton's Mercedes barely made it to the line to set his Q2 time. His first run was deleted and everyone was scrambling to get a second flying lap in after a red flag stopped the session. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had a major crash that left debris all over the track. With just over two minutes of the session left, Hamilton and the rest of the field had to scramble to get a flying lap and into the top ten.

Q3 was a lot calmer and Hamilton secured pole, which is frankly expected at this point in the season. However, the Mercedes Team did show a chink in its armour after Valtteri Bottas was beaten to second place by Red Bull's Max Verstappen. With Bottas notoriously poor off the line, The Dutchman will have a prime opportunity to attack Hamilton.

Schumacher: Father Michael's win record "there to be broken" by Hamilton

  Schumacher: Father Michael's win record Formula 2 championship leader Mick Schumacher says his father Michael once said "records are there to be broken", as Lewis Hamilton closes in on the latter's Formula 1 win recordHamilton has enjoyed incredible success since his move to Mercedes in 2013 prior to the advent of the hybrid era the following year, winning 69 races to add to his 21 triumphs with McLaren.

Nico Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton can realistically target Michael Schumacher ' s Formula 1 records of 91 race wins and seven world championships before Rosberg said it was irrelevant that Hamilton sealed the title with a disappointing race where Mercedes was way off the pace of Red Bull and Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton will start the Russian Grand Prix from pole position, the 10th round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship season, at Sochi – but it wasn’t pain sailing for the man trying to equal Michael Schumacher ’ s all-time F 1 wins record on Sunday. After a messy Q2 session, Hamilton will

With such a long run down to the first corner, Hamilton will be giving Verstappen a slipstream before they turn in. Bottas also has an opportunity to benefit from the slipstream. While it is unlikely that the team would have given him orders to take advantage and try to zoom past Hamilton, he has already shown in previous races that he isn't content to just play second fiddle to his teammate so he just might make a bold move.

Hamilton has also been suffering from tyre wear issues this season. It's the only major challenge he's had to face in 2020, but it may play a major role in Sochi. His soft tyres are good to start with, but with such a slow pit stop in this track, he will be wanting to avoid doing two stops. Nevertheless, barring some major issues, it appears inevitable that Hamilton will take that 91st victory to equal Schumacher. It's really just a matter of time.

a group of baseball players standing on top of each other: Lewis Hamilton replaced Michael Schumacher at Mercedes after the German's second stint in F1 between 2010 and 2012 Getty © Getty Lewis Hamilton replaced Michael Schumacher at Mercedes after the German's second stint in F1 between 2010 and 2012 Getty

Schumacher: Nurburgring weekend "very valuable" despite missing FP1 .
Mick Schumacher remained upbeat despite seeing his Formula 1 practice debut get cancelled by the weather, saying his weekend preparations with Alfa Romeo had been "very valuable"The German had been due to take part in opening practice for the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring with Alfa Romeo, continuing his development ahead of a possible F1 graduation in 2021.

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