As I write this Lewis Hamilton is one win away from matching Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 Formula 1 race wins.
By the time you read this he may or may not have surpassed it, but it’s a certainty that, barring a meteor hitting Mercedes’ Brackley base or, god forbid, some harm befalling Hamilton himself, the 35-year-old Briton will join Schumacher as the only drivers to have won seven Formula One world championships, while also being the all-time leader in wins and pole positions (96 and counting).
Whether this makes Hamilton the greatest ever F1 driver is a topic for another day, but what’s remarkable is that he has broken records that were thought to be unbreakable. Even at the height of Sebastian Vettel’s dominance, which secured him 36 wins and four world titles by the age of 26, Schumacher’s records still seemed an awfully long way off.
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