Lewis Hamilton became Formula One’s record all-time race-winner as he made his 92nd victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix. With this victory, Hamilton had passed Michael Schumacher at the top of the list.
Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton cleared Schumacher’s 14-year-old record of 91 triumphs at the Algarve International Circuit. The Mercedes driver took the chequered flag a huge 25.592 seconds ahead of second-placed teammate Valtteri Bottas, who had equalled Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s record 91 wins at the previous race at the Nurburgring. Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished second with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the third position.
“You are rewriting the history books,” Mercedes told Hamilton over the team radio, with team boss Toto Wolff adding: “Lewis, 92. 92.” Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said simply: “92 Lewis, 92.”
Hamilton has numerous records on the track, He now has the most wins, a record 97 pole positions, a record 161 podium finishes and a record 45 consecutive points finishes. Winning a seventh world title, that would equal another Schumacher record, now looks all but inevitable with only five races remaining this year. Britton makes his championship lead over Bottas to 77 points.
The Four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel finished 10th in his last season for Ferrari.