Lewis Hamilton or Michael Schumacher, examining who's the greatest driver after Briton equals German legend?
Lewis Hamilton won his seventh Formula One title to equal the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher. But who is the greatest driver?
After he matched Michael Schumacher's haul of seven drivers' crowns with three races remaining, a breathless Lewis Hamilton said: "I'm lost for words. This is way beyond my dreams."
For Racing Point's Lance Stroll, this was the first pole position of his Formula One career. His teammate Sergio Perez was third.
Hamilton only needs to finish ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to secure his seventh F1 title, equaling Michael Schumacher's record.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton wins in Imola to hand Mercedes record seventh straight constructors' title
Formula 1 takes a break next weekend before returning for the Turkish Grand Prix on 15 November where Hamilton could wrap up a record-equalling seventh drivers' crown.
Racing on the track where his childhood idol Ayrton Senna lost his life, Hamilton finished 0.097 seconds behind Bottas' time of 1 minute, 13.609 seconds.
Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate and nearest title rival Valtteri Bottas was third, nearly half a second off the pace, ahead of Pierre Gasly of Alpha Tauri and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.
Hamilton defied cramps in his right calf in the closing stages of the race to make history on Sunday.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP to vroom past Michael Schumacher into record books
British driver Lewis Hamilton won his 92nd career race to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton pips Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to pole position in Portuguese GP qualifying
In denying his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in the final seconds of qualifying Hamilton moved to within three of his 100th career pole.
After leading Friday's two practice sessions, the Mercedes driver was .03 seconds quicker than teammate Lewis Hamilton and .16 ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
Six-time world champion Hamilton is seeking a record 92nd career victory in Sunday's race at the new, slippery and undulating Algarve International Circuit.
French driver Pierre Gasly's car caught fire on Friday while there was a crash between Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll's Racing Point car.
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It was Hamilton’s seventh win in 11 races this season and, remarkably, extended his record run of consecutive finishes in the points to 44, a statistic that will probably cause more dismay for the Finn.
In a touching tribute, Mick Schumacher presented Hamilton with one of his father's race helmets after he equalled the senior Schumacher's 91 wins.
"I don’t think we need to be in on Fridays," said Lewis Hamilton.
Bottas set the pace in 1 minute 26.225 seconds, with Lewis Hamilton .136 off his Mercedes teammate in second. Ferrari showed a return to form after a run of uncompetitive races, with Charles Leclerc third fastest, .456 off Bottas, and Sebastian Vettel fifth.
Ahead of Sunday's Eifel GP, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said both Hamilton and Bottas were confined to their rooms due to two COVID-19 positive cases in their team.
Hamilton's bid to match Michael Schumacher's record of 91 victories in Sochi on Sunday was wrecked when he was punished with two five-second penalties for pre-race misdemeanours.
Formula 1 2020: Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP as time penalties stop Lewis Hamilton from equalling win record
Lewis Hamilton had been looking to match Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One but had to settle for third behind Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen due to time penalties.