Lewis Hamilton wins record-equalling seventh F1 world title
London, Nov. 15, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2020 F1 championship with a stupendous drive to victory in a wet and unpredictable Turkish GP to equal Michael Schumacher’s illustrious record of seven drivers’ world titles.
In a race in which numerous drivers could have won in challenging wet conditions, Hamilton pulled off an unlikely but fitting triumph from sixth on the grid to seal his seventh title the 94th win of an unprecedented career.
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Already the record holder for the most victories, pole positions, podiums and points, Hamilton’s equalling of Schumacher’s prestigious titles record means he is now statistically the most successful F1 driver of all time.
Incredibly, Lewis Hamilton also lapped the only man who could have denied him the title on Sunday – Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who endured a torrid afternoon and spun five times to finish 14th.
Showing rare emotion both in the cockpit and then climbed out of his car in parc ferme as he realised the staggering scale of his achievement, Hamilton said: “I’m definitely a bit lost for words.
“I’ve got to say thank you to my family. We dreamed of this when we were young, watching the Grand Prix, and this is way, way beyond our dreams. It’s so important for kids – dream the impossible. You’ve got to work for it, chase it, and never give up or doubt yourself.”
Hamilton’s seventh title has been won with three races to spare in the 2020 season.