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Hamilton to hunt more records after reeling in Schumacher wins mark

Hamilton to hunt more records after reeling in Schumacher wins mark

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Hamilton to hunt more records after reeling in Schumacher wins mark

Hamilton to hunt more records after reeling in Schumacher wins mark

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to continue his pursuit of more Formula 1 records after equalling a landmark many believed would never be broken.

Hamilton secured his 91st grand prix victory by taking the chequered flag in the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, matching the feat first set by Schumacher in 2006.

It is the latest milestone for Hamilton who already holds the recordsfor most pole positions, podiums and points finishes, while he is poised to match the most cherished of all - Schumacher's seven championships.

Although the 35-year-old has yet to sign a new contract with Mercedes, it seems inevitable he will put pen to paper at some stage and so continue on his journey of becoming the most successful driver in F1 history.

Assessing his achievement, for which he was handed a helmet of Michael Schumacher's by son Mick immediately after the race, Hamilton said: "I don’t know how it is for other drivers when they have these wins but it takes some time for you to analyse it and for it to sink in, to realise what it actually means.

"Like all of us, I grew up watching Michael win all of those grands prix and I couldn’t have fathomed equalling him. I think getting to Formula 1 was the first step of the dream and obviously emulating Ayrton [Senna].

"But Michael was just so far ahead. It’s beyond my wildest dreams to think that I’m here having equalled him, and I just feel really humbled by the moment and the opportunity I was given when I was 13 by Mercedes to join this team

"I feel really proud to continue to represent them and to have brought this record to Mercedes. Hopefully, we have got more records to break and to make. Hopefully, they know it was a good investment!"

As to how much further Hamilton can go, with the target of 100 wins now in his sights, Hamilton added: "Ultimately I think you just have to be grateful for all that you...[have].

"To this point, [I have] what I have, of course. I can set goals and I’ll continue to charge on and try to see what is possible."

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