Schumacher backed him to break his record, and the English star has finally managed to prove the legend right. Lewis Hamilton won his seventh World Championship in the Turkish Grand Prix over the weekend.
The Mercedes driver managed to win his first Championship over a decade ago, during his time with McLaren in 2008. He has since won the title in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
After winning a hard-fought 94th race of his illustrious career, the 35-year-old expressed his passion, saying:
“To all the kids out there, dream the impossible.”
Once out of the car, he added: “Seven is just unimaginable but when you work with such a great group of people and you really trust each other, there is just no end to what you can do together.
“I feel like I’m only just getting started, it’s really weird.”
Despite his ambitious comments after managing to win his seventh World Championship, the Englishman is the single most successful F1 driver ever.
The win did not come easy for Hamilton, and the weather conditions being wet and slippery, did him no favours either.
Lance Stroll, on the other hand, had a nightmare finish to the race. The Canadian led for a ridiculous 36 laps for the first time in his career, but his luck ran out along with his tyres.
Racing Point’s Sergio Perez came in second while Sebastian Vettel came in third place in the Turkish Grand Prix.
Here is what Perez had to say on his runners-up finish:
“I told my team on the radio: ‘One more lap on those tyres, I think they will have exploded.’ The vibrations were really bad towards the end. But I think it also made our race. Looking after them towards the beginning and towards the end, with drying conditions, I think the team did a fantastic job with the strategy in the race.”
Meanwhile, Vettel said:
“It was quite intense but good fun. I had a really good opening lap, I found myself already in P4. It is a bit of a surprise to snatch the podium but I am certainly very happy.”
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