Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has broken Michael Schumacher’s all-time Formula One win record after dominating the Portuguese Grand Prix.
The British racing driver won for a record-breaking 92nd time to become the driver with the most race wins in history .
Hamilton dropped to third in a manic first two laps that ended with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz leading, but fought back to crush Bottas’ hopes.
After both Mercedes passed Sainz, Hamilton tracked Bottas before taking the lead on lap 20.
Hamilton leads the Drivers’ Championship by 77 points with five races to go and just 130 points left to play for.
“I could never have dreamed of being where I am today,” said Hamilton, who shared an embrace with his father Anthony after the race.
Lewis Hamilton, 92 GP zaferiyle Michael Schumacher’e ait olan rekoru geliştirdi ve #F1’de efsane pilotlar arasına adını yazdırdı. pic.twitter.com/tfC9cIyRBz
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“I didn’t have a magic ball when I chose to come to this team and partner with great people, but here I am and what I can tell you is I’m trying to make the most of it every single day. It’s going to take some time to sink in.”
Hamilton ultimately won by a dominant 25 seconds from Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas on F1’s Portimao debut but was made to work for it in the first 20 laps after dropping from first to third in a dramatic start to the race.