At the Portuguese Grand Prix on October 25, Lewis Hamilton finished at the first position for the 92nd time, thereby becoming the most winning racer in F1 history.
Completing 66 laps in Portimao, Algarve with a time of 1 hour 29 minutes 56.828 seconds, Hamilton was far behind his teammate Bottas by nearly 26 seconds. This victory helped the British driver to become the racer with the most victories in F1 history, surpassing the old record – 91 victories – of legendary Michael Schumacher.
“Before, I just dreamed of this record,” Hamilton said after the leg. “I am truly indebted and feel thankful to the entire team for the work ethic, constantly innovating and pushing the limits higher every year. It is a privilege to work with Mercedes. The results are completely unbelievable.”
The race at Portimao is expected to be another challenge for Hamilton, after he struggled to finish first at the Eifel Grand Prix ,. And the fact that the British driver has encountered many difficulties, from the test races to the official race on October 25. But again with the will, bravery and excellent performance, the number one driver of Mercedes team still arrogantly finished first.
The Portuguese Grand Prix opened with three test races in which Valtteri Bottas both outperformed Hamilton. This outcome was repeated in the first two qualifying rounds (Q1 and Q2). But in Q3, the British driver suddenly won the pole, thereby taking the starting position.