He’s on his way to earn his seventh word title and has just broken Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins. There’s no doubt that Lewis Hamilton is the greatest F1 driver ever.
On Sunday, the 35-year-old broke Schumacher’s record of the most wins ever when he won the race in Portugal. If he is to win this year’s title, and chances are pretty high, then he will equal Schumacher’s seven title wins.
According to the 2020 standings, he is currently 77 points ahead of the second placed driver, his team mate at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas. In third place is Red Bull’s Max Verstappen with Daniel Ricciardo from Renault in fourth place.
Ironically, the British driver hasn’t renewed or signed a new contract yet. His current contract with Mercedes runs out at the end of this year and speculation is rife whether or not he will be signing with his current team again.
While many believe the fact that he hasn’t signed a contract yet is due to financial discussions.
Wheels 24 reports that when asked about Hamilton’s market value on Sunday, Mercedes manager Toto Wolff told reporters: "You’re right, the value of Lewis is incredibly high at the moment. It looks like we’ll have to sell the motorhome to pay for his services."
With Hamilton no stranger to speaking his mind on social media, he has a huge following outside of F1 as well.
Watch the F1 video here for more on Hamilton’s win at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.
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