June 21, 2021

Hamilton breaks F1 wins record to make history

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Hamilton now holds the record for the most GP wins outright with his 92nd success in Formula 1, one more than Michael Schumacher

Last Updated: 25/10/20 2:49pm

Lewis Hamilton won for a record-breaking 92nd time in Formula 1 to become the driver with the most race wins in history at the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Two weeks after equalling the record of 91 wins set by Michael Schumacher, Hamilton now holds the prestigious record outright with a victory that moves him ever-closer to matching the German great’s all-time haul of seven world titles.

Hamilton ultimately won by over 20 seconds from Valtteri Bottas on F1’s Portimao debut but was made to work for it in the first half of the race after dropping from first to third in the opening two laps amid lightly-falling rain

Most race wins in Formula 1 history

Driver Wins
1. Lewis Hamilton 92
2. Michael Schumacher 91
3. Sebastian Vettel 53
4. Alain Prost 51
5. Ayrton Senna 41

The world champion fell behind first Bottas and then McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, who astonishingly then took the lead himself on lap two having started from seventh on the grid.

Sainz was soon re-overtaken by Bottas and then Hamilton as F1’s normal order was restored, with the latter then claiming the lead back on lap 20 when he overtook his Mercedes team-mate.

Max Verstappen was again third for Red Bull, with Charles Leclerc claiming a brilliant fourth for Ferrari.

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In a dramatic finish in the midfield, Pierre Gasly claimed fifth after a late duel with Sergio Perez, who then dropped behind Sainz on the final lap.

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