Eifel GP: Lewis Hamilton given Michael Schumacher's helmet by his son after equalling record


Lewis Hamilton was in imperious form once again on Sunday afternoon as he won the Eifel GP.

The Englishman actually started the race in second, behind teammate Valtteri Bottas.

But Hamilton hit the front in lap 13 and he never looked back to claim his seventh race win of the season.

The 35-year-old is now an incredible 70 points clear at the top of the title standings.

His nearest challenger is Bottas, who could not finish Sunday's race after suffering an engine fault.


It was a historic day for Hamilton, who equalled Michael Schumacher's record of 91 race wins in Formula 1.

Of course, Schumacher could not be at the race today due to ongoing health issues.

But his son, Mick, was in attendance - and he shared a beautiful moment with Hamilton after the race.

To mark the special day for Hamilton, Schumacher presented him with one of his father's helmets from his racing days.

It was a truly beautiful moment and you can watch it below:

Hamilton then paid tribute to the German.

"I don't know what to say," Hamilton said. "When you grow up watching someone and you idolise them, really, for the quality of the driver they are and what they are continually able to do as a driver and with his team week on week.

"Seeing his dominance for so long and I don't think anyone - especially me - thought he would get close to this record.

"It's an incredible honour but I could not have done it without this incredible team. A big thank you and huge respect to Michael."

Hamilton will be looking to eclipse Schumacher's Formula 1 win record at the Portuguese Grand Prix in two weeks time.

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