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Lewis Hamilton Equals Michael Schumacher's Record after Winning Seventh F1 World Title

Rodolfo Vieira
Nov 15, 2020
12:25 P.M.
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Lewis Hamilton is currently on cloud nine as he managed to achieve a feat no other driver ever came close to by matching Michael Schumacher's number of world titles.

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This Sunday, the 35-year-old racer took home the 7th world title of his career and became the driver with the most wins, poles, and podiums in the history of Formula One.

In what can be described as one of his most exciting performances of the season, Hamilton came out on top in the dramatic Turkish Grand Prix, where he faced some of the best in the business.

Lewis Hamilton celebrating 7th F1 World Drivers Championship during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. | Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton celebrating 7th F1 World Drivers Championship during the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. | Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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TOUGH COMPETITION

In order to claim first place at Istanbul Park, Hamilton had to use all of his experience and skill to beat the likes of Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel, and Sergio Perez.

Perez crossed the finish line 31.6 seconds behind Hamilton, followed by Vettel who came in third, and Charles Leclerc, who, after the race, confessed that he made a mistake in the final corner.

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A CRUCIAL SUPPORT SYSTEM

This was Hamilton's 94th Formula One win and, after the race, the Mercedes driver was at a loss for words. Nonetheless, he dedicated the win to all of his supporters, especially his family:

"To my incredible family, where do I even start? I am eternally grateful for your unconditional love, sacrifices and support. I wholeheartedly dedicate this to all of you, I hope I’ve made you proud today."

The 35-year-old also thanked his closest friends for their immense contribution in making the challenging season so much more bearable by lifting his spirits.

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Mercedes GP racer Lewis Hamilton celebrating after winning 7th F1 World Drivers Championship at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey | Photo: Tolga Bozoglu - Pool/Getty Images

Mercedes GP racer Lewis Hamilton celebrating after winning 7th F1 World Drivers Championship at Intercity Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey | Photo: Tolga Bozoglu - Pool/Getty Images

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Shortly after winning his 7th world title, Hamilton took to his official Instagram account to make an appeal regarding a broader inclusion and equality in the sport.

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Hamilton's most recent achievement comes less than a month after he managed to break Schumacher's win record.

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According to Hamilton, he will not stop fighting for change and expressed his desire and wish for people to do their part and be "more accepting and kinder to each other." He added:

"Nothing is impossible. A driving force for me this year has been to set an example for the next generation, to never give up on your dreams. I was told by many that my dream was impossible, yet here I am."

Hamilton's most recent achievement comes less than a month after he managed to break Schumacher's win record by claiming victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix, which was held in Portimão, Portugal.

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