Race Analysis – On the record

Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Eifel Grand Prix was the 91st of his Formula 1 career, which ties the record of all-time F1 victories set by Michael Schumacher. The Mercedes drivers were side-by-side at the start of the 60-lap race, and then Bottas grabbed the lead. “I had a good start and got up alongside Valtteri,” Hamilton said, “and we both like understeered into the corner. Bottas ran wide at Turn 1 on lap 13, and Hamilton darted into first place. “It’s definitely not sunk in, that’s for sure,” Hamilton said just after the race. “I grew up watching Michael (Schumacher) win all of those grands prix,” Hamilton said, “and I couldn’t have fathomed equaling him. “It feels like the first time I ever got a podium,” he said. He has 230 points while Bottas, in second place, has 161 points.

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