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Sport Still rising: Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history with 92nd win

03:21  26 october  2020
03:21  26 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Lewis Hamilton makes Formula 1 history by breaking Michael Schumacher's 14-year record of 91 race victories. Download the Official F 1 App.

Lewis Hamilton made history by registering a record-breaking 92 nd Formula One win at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday. After drawing level with Michael Schumacher's mark of 91 victories at the Eifel Grand Prix last time out, Hamilton sealed a landmark triumph in Portimao to cement his

PARIS (AP) — When Michael Schumacher retired from Formula One eight years ago, little did he know that he was opening the door for Lewis Hamilton to make history.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP)

The British driver did just that on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a record-setting 92nd victory of his outstanding career to overtake Schumacher's 91 wins. Runaway leader Hamilton is also set to equal Schumacher’s record seven championships this season.

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Lewis Hamilton now has more Formula 1 race victories under his belt than any other driver in the sport's history , after his win in the Portuguese Grand Prix took him clear But once they were turned on he recovered to re-take a lead he never lost as he stormed to the record-breaking win number 92.

Record breaker: Lewis Hamilton claimed a record 92 nd Formula 1 Grand Prix win in Portimao © Reuters. After he crossed the finish line, Hamilton 's race engineer told him over the radio, "You are re-writing the history books," while team boss Toto Wolff confirmed his landmark stat, exclaiming

Hamilton replaced Schumacher at Mercedes in 2013 with only one F1 title to his name and 70 wins behind the German great's mark which was considered in F1 circles as way out of reach.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP)

But with another contract looming at Mercedes, the 35-year-old Hamilton could get well beyond 100 wins.

Race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, centre, sprays champagne at the podium with second placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, left, and third placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlandsafter the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, centre, sprays champagne at the podium with second placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, left, and third placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlandsafter the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP)

“I still feel physically strong but you still wonder when is it going to tip over and (you) lose performance,” Hamilton said after his victory in Portugal. “But showing by today it’s not yet.”

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  The best of all-time? Lewis Hamilton breaks Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 wins record Lewis Hamilton has the most victories of any driver in Formula 1 history. Hamilton won his 92nd grand prix on Sunday in Portugal to break a tie with Michael Schumacher for the most F1 career F1 wins. Hamilton started on pole but quickly lost the lead as his tires didn’t warm up amid cool temperatures and a few raindrops at the Algarve International Circuit. Once he passed Bottas about a third of the way through the race, Hamilton cruised to the checkered flag.It’s Hamilton’s eighth win of the season through 12 races. He’s also well on his way to a fourth consecutive and seventh overall Formula 1 world championship.

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 German great Michael Hamilton added five more F 1 titles and the runaway championship leader is now set to equal Schumacher’s record of seven.

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 German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and

His 71 wins with Mercedes have come from just 173 races, a stunning win ratio of 41%, while his 92 wins from 262 starts (about 35%) edges him ahead of Schumacher's 91 in 306 (30%).

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain jumps out of his car after his record breaking win during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain jumps out of his car after his record breaking win during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)

Hamilton also has the most pole positions (97 to Schumacher's 68) and podium finishes (161-155).

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds his trophy on the podium after his record breaking win during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds his trophy on the podium after his record breaking win during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)

But direct comparisons between the two are difficult since they raced in different eras, save for an overlapping period of three seasons when Schumacher was driving an uncompetitive Mercedes.

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Formula 1 's international feed showcases Lewis Hamilton 's world record of 92 Formula 1 victories with a special clip featuring a single shot from each of his race wins at the end of the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix.

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — 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 German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton won his first F 1 race in 2007 and first title the following year.

Who has the edge in terms of single-lap speed is hard to judge.

Some of Hamilton's poles have been among the best ever in F1. Particularly the display at the Singapore GP two years ago and the mesmerizing control at a rain-drenched qualifying for the Styrian GP in July.

However, Hamilton's best season ratio of 11 wins from 19 races falls below Schumacher's masterful 13 from 18 — a staggering 72% win ratio — during his last title with Ferrari in 2004. Schumacher's 10 fastest laps in 2004 beats Hamilton's eight in 2015, as does his overall total of 77-52.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, is congratulated by his father Anthony Hamilton after his record breaking win at the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, is congratulated by his father Anthony Hamilton after his record breaking win at the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)

Hamilton made his F1 debut in 2007 with McLaren aged 22.

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen won the title that year by one point from Hamilton, who began with nine straight podiums and a first victory in Canada after clinching a first pole.

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Racing News: Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton became the most successful Formula One driver of all time in terms of race wins on Sunday with his 92 nd career. — Formula 1 (@ F 1 ) 1603638465000. "You are re-writing the history books," Mercedes told Hamilton over the team radio

PORTIMAO, Portugal — 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 German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri

McLaren sent Hamilton a tweet on Sunday featuring a bottle of Champagne and the words “You never forget your first.”


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When he won his first title the following year, aged 23, Hamilton was the youngest world champion until Sebastian Vettel in 2010.

In an extraordinary scenario, Hamilton won the 2008 championship by overtaking on the last corner of the Brazilian GP to finish fifth and beat Ferrari's Felipe Massa by one point. The Italian team was celebrating wildly when Hamilton surged to break hearts at Massa's home race.

The next four years saw Red Bull's dominance with four Vettel titles from 2010-13.

Then came Hamilton's career-defining decision.

He joined his old friend from junior karting, Nico Rosberg, at Mercedes. Observers questioned the move and in 2013 Hamilton won only one race while Vettel finished the season with 13.

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Mercedes team members spray champagne at Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrating after winning the Formula One Italy Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 file photo, Mercedes team members spray champagne at Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrating after winning the Formula One Italy Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)

“Did I think we would win this many races? Of course not,” Hamilton said Sunday about his Mercedes move.

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By the end of 2013, Vettel loomed as the biggest threat to Schumacher's records. The German driver is 2 1/2 years younger than Hamilton and, back then, led 4-1 in titles and 39-22 in wins.

But then another key moment happened as F1's engines changed, with the arrival of the 1.6-litre hybrid. Mercedes made the best transition and results were instant with 16 wins from 19 races in 2014.

Hamilton sealed the title on the last day — again — although only because of an eccentric double-points rule introduced for the final race by then-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. Rosberg, who before the race told his rival to “drive cleanly”, took pole position and made a terrible start to finish 14th while Hamilton sealed title No. 2 with a victory.

FILE - In this Sunday, April 17, 2011 file photo, McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, with yellow helmet, celebrates with his crews after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai, China. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, file) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday, April 17, 2011 file photo, McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, with yellow helmet, celebrates with his crews after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai, China. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, file)

Hamilton was dominant in 2015, sealing his third F1 title at the U.S. Grand Prix with three races to spare. In the cooldown room, Hamilton dismissively tossed a No. 2 cap to Rosberg. It appeared a calculated putdown and a clearly angered Rosberg tossed it back. This would prove a symbol of how a once-strong relationship nurtured during their karting days turned very sour.

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FILE - In this Sunday July 6, 2008 file photo, McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain who won the British Formula One Grand Prix celebrates following the race in Silverstone, England. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday July 6, 2008 file photo, McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain who won the British Formula One Grand Prix celebrates following the race in Silverstone, England. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

It also spurred Rosberg on to surpass himself.

The German driver won the first four races of 2016 during a campaign that turned into a psychological war of attrition between the drivers.

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 1992 file photo, German Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher holds the trophy and magnum bottle of champagne, after winning his first Grand Prix race in Francorchamps, Belgium. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher.  (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil, file) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 30, 1992 file photo, German Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher holds the trophy and magnum bottle of champagne, after winning his first Grand Prix race in Francorchamps, Belgium. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Roberto Pfeil, file)

They crashed into each other at the Spanish GP and clashed at the Belgian GP. They traded barbs and reproaches as Hamilton clawed back to take the championship to a finale under floodlights at Abu Dhabi.

FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2006 file photo, Germany's Michael Schumacher, left, celebrates his win in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix with race engineer Chris Dyer, at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, file) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2006 file photo, Germany's Michael Schumacher, left, celebrates his win in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix with race engineer Chris Dyer, at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, file)

But Rosberg had a 12-point lead and, although Hamilton won, Rosberg's second place earned him a title to match his father Keke Rosberg's 1982 title. Days later, Rosberg stunned F1 by retiring and this made things considerably easier for Hamilton. The decision by Mercedes to hire Valtteri Bottas — a modestly successful driver — was astute.

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FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2007 file photo, Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, left, of Germany, and McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, celebrate after Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2007 file photo, Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, left, of Germany, and McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, right, of Britain, celebrate after Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd win to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)

Freed from feuding and with a calm teammate driving, unofficially, as a No. 2, Hamilton won the next two championships in 2017 and 2018 as Vettel blew midseason leads for Ferrari. Had Rosberg stayed, he would likely have taken wins from Hamilton and this would have helped Vettel.

For Bottas has never mounted a challenge like Rosberg did. Last year's title was emphatic as Hamilton won 11 races compared to three for Bottas, finishing 87 points clear of him.

Hamilton will likely soon seal his seventh title and possibly has enough points already even if he didn't finish any of the last five races. Yet he has done so much more this year, emerging as a distinctive voice against racial injustice.

"He lives his life on his sleeve,” said tennis star Serena Williams, a close friend. "He says what he says and that’s just who he is ... So that’s one thing I’ve grown to really appreciate about him.”

Hamilton has a tattoo on his back which reads “Still I Rise,” the name of a poem written by Maya Angelou, an American civil rights activist.

Hamilton, who spoke of enduring racism as a child, has risen to every challenge so far.

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John Lewis’s former district may have flipped Georgia blue. It’s seen by some as divine revenge. .
Votes from the late congressman's district helped boost Joe Biden's lead over President Trump in Georgia, a key state that could help deliver him the presidency. Biden’s preliminary but sweeping win in Clayton County, long represented in the House of Representatives by the late civil rights icon John Lewis, one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics, seemed to have provided decisive votes.

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