'Unreal' to be a win away from Schumacher record - Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has declared it 'unreal' to be on the brink of equalling Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 91 grand prix victories in Formula 1.
Schumacher's remarkable feat has stood for 14 years as he was last atop the podium at the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix. Over time, no-one has believed such a mark would be beaten.
But following his 90th win last time out in the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello, the current championship leader is on the verge of matching the achievement of his Mercedes predecessor.
"It just doesn’t seem real," said Hamilton. "Obviously it’s ultimately a privilege to be in a position and to have such a great team and a car to be able to deliver weekend in, weekend out.
"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 to the limit, weekend in, weekend out.
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