Ace British driver Lewis Hamilton secured a record-equalling seventh Formula One world title on Sunday after winning the Turkish Grand Prix. The Briton matched Michael Schumacher’s haul of drivers’ crowns with three races of the season remaining, reported AFP.
The 35-year-old sealed his latest title with a typically measured masterclass, handling treacherous wet early conditions to claim his 94th career win despite starting sixth on the grid.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 15, 2020
A breathless Hamilton said: “I’m lost for words. This is way beyond my dreams.”
“That’s for all the kids out there that believe in the impossible,” said an emotional Hamilton on Mercedes’ team radio. “You can do it.”
Hamilton admitted he found it difficult to express his feelings afterwards. “I’m definitely a bit lost for words,” he said.
“Naturally, I have to start by saying a huge thank you to the guys here and the guys at the factory. The journey we’ve been on is monumental. I want to also thank ‘Team LH’ for sticking with me, and my family.”
Hamilton, who sealed his first title in 2008, added to his unprecedented roster of records — most wins with 94, most pole positions (97), most podium finishes (163) and most consecutive points finishes (47).