Lewis Hamilton admits that being on the brink of Michael Schumacher’s all-time Formula 1 wins record “doesn’t seem real”, ahead of his first chance to equal one of the sport’s greatest milestones at Russian GP.
Lewis Hamilton’s 90th career win at Mugello last time out has put him one away from Michael Schumacher’s haul of 91 – a record number that was considered untouchable when the German great won his final race in 2006.
But Lewis Hamilton has relentlessly raced towards that total in recent seasons amid his own domination of the sport and, with another six victories in nine races so far this year, the six-time champion can draw level with Michael Schumacher this Sunday in Sochi.
“It just doesn’t seem real,” said Lewis Hamilton after winning at Mugello.
“Obviously it’s ultimately a privilege to be in a position and have such a great team and a car to be able to deliver weekend in, weekend out.”
“But I just feel forever grateful to the people that continue to work hard, I’m just a link in the chain but getting the wins is not easy when you have a great driver in Valtteri [Bottas] pushing you the limit, weekend in, weekend out.”
“But I never thought that I would be here, that’s for sure.”
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