Hamilton wins first title in the Eiffel race
On Sunday, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won first place in the Eiffel Grand Prix, the eleventh stage of the Formula 1 World Championship, at the German Nürburgring circuit, equaling the record of German legend Michael Schumacher in the number of wins.
The victory is Hamilton’s seventh this season, after Styria in Austria, Hungary, Britain, Spain, Belgium and Italian Tuscany, raising his tally to 91, equaling the achievement of the German seven-time world champion.
Hamilton beat Dutch Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Australian Renault Daniel Ricciardo.
It is Hamilton’s second victory at the Nürburgring circuit, which returned to the World Championship this year after being absent since 2013, after the first in 2011 with the McLaren Mercedes team, taking advantage of the mechanical problems of his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas, who was forced to withdraw in the seventeenth lap.
Hamilton strengthened his position at the top of the general standings, extending the difference to 64 points over his colleague Bottas, who remained second, and 84 points for Verstappen.
Hamilton, the six-time world champion, also boosted his chances of a fourth straight title and seventh in his professional career, thus tying another Schumacher record in the number of world titles.