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Lewis Hamilton Sets New World Record With 92nd F1 Win

It was only a matter of time: after tying Michael Schumacher for the most Formula One wins at the Eifel Grand Prix, British driver Lewis Hamilton has set a new world record at this weekend’s 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton wins his 92nd F1 title, sets new world record at 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix 5 photos
Lewis Hamilton wins his 92nd F1 title, sets new world record at 2020 Portuguese Grand PrixLewis Hamilton wins his 92nd F1 title, sets new world record at 2020 Portuguese Grand PrixLewis Hamilton wins his 92nd F1 title, sets new world record at 2020 Portuguese Grand PrixLewis Hamilton wins his 92nd F1 title, sets new world record at 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix
At 35 years, Lewis Hamilton officially has the career all aspiring drivers dream of, with 92 Formula One wins and no sign of stopping. After this weekend’s event, which proved a bit more challenging for Hamilton than previous races but he was still able to deliver the biggest winning margin of the season (25 seconds), he graciously thanked his team for all the hard work they put in.

Admittedly still “in race mode” and at a loss for words to properly vocalize what he was feeling for becoming the number one Formula One driver in the world, Hamilton made sure to give credit where it was due.

“I owe it to these guys here and back in the factory for their tremendous work,” he said after the race. “They’re constantly innovating and pushing the target even higher every year. The reliability has been absolutely incredible thanks to Mercedes. No one’s sitting back on the success. Everyone is pushing.”

Some time later and the realization having sunk in, Hamilton took to social media to further elaborate on that. He addressed the new record and, as you can see in the tweets available below, thanked his team once more and those drivers before him who paved the way to success. His latest accomplishment was “beyond [his] wildest dreams.”

“It’s been such a privilege to work with you all,
” Hamilton told his team. “I’m thinking of Michael today, I will forever have the utmost admiration and respect for you, it’s truly been an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as you… […] All I can say is thank you, from the bottom of my heart for always believing in me.”

And that’s just the beginning, Hamilton says in fewer words: “Still We Rise.”





 
 
 
 
 

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