Lewis Hamilton has incredible 94 wins compared to Michael Schumacher’s 91, has 29 more poles, and a victory ratio 5% higher… the record-breaking numbers as the Brit equals the legendary driver’s seven world titles
- Lewis Hamilton makes history after winning his seventh world championship
- The Brit has equalled Michael Schumacher’s record after winning Turkish GP
- Hamilton battled back from sixth place to claim victory in Istanbul on Sunday
- Hamilton’s seventh title confirms him as the greatest British sportsman of his era
Lewis Hamilton has emulated Formula One icon Michael Schumacher by winning his seventh world championship.
Hamilton achieved the record-breaking feat by clinching the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, winning by a huge 31 seconds after battling through the field from sixth place.
The Brit could hardly control his emotion after crossing the line on Sunday as he soaked up his historic achievement…
Here, we run the rule over the sport’s two most successful drivers in Formula One history…
An emotional Lewis Hamilton celebrates after landing his seventh world championship
Fastest laps: 77
Win ratio: 30 per cent
The Brit equalled legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles
Schumacher won seven championships, two with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 and then an unprecedented five on the spin for Ferrari at the turn of the century.
A controversial driver, he collided with Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve at the 1994 and 1997 championship deciders, before he was adjudged to have deliberately parked his Ferrari at Monaco in 2006 to prevent Fernando Alonso from setting a lap in qualifying.
Little is known of Schumacher’s current medical health following a skiing crash on holiday with his family in the French Alps in 2013.
Schumacher claimed an unprecedented five world titles on the spin during his time at Ferrari
Fastest laps: 53
Win ratio: 35 per cent
Hamilton is once again on top of the world after his famous victory in Istanbul on Sunday
Hamilton was the youngest world champion when he won his first title in 2008 – a record since broken by Sebastian Vettel – and 12 years later he is firmly among the elite.
His tally of victories, pole positions and podiums is the most ever and he is set to gun for a record-breaking eighth championship next season.
It seemed as if Schumacher’s record of seven world titles would stand for an eternity when he clinched his last crown in Belgium 16 years ago… but there is no stopping Hamilton right now!
Hamilton’s Mercedes team celebrate after his record-equalling triumph at Turkish Grand Prix
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