Lewis Hamilton clinched a record-equalling seventh world championship and became Formula One’s most successful driver of all time after winning a wet and slippery Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton’s victory brought him level with Michael Schumacher’s achievement of seven titles after he had already surpassed the German’s win total last month.
The 35-year-old Briton already had more race wins, pole positions and podium finishes than any other driver in the history of the sport
The Mercedes driver’s win at a wet and slippery Istanbul Park track was the 94th of his career.
As he received the congratulations of his team, Hamilton was almost overcome with emotion in the car after the race, saying: “To all the kids out there, dream the impossible.”
Racing Point’s Sergio Perez finished second while Sebastian Vettel finished third for Ferrari – his first podium of the season.