Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has achieved his seventh Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship after taking arguably the greatest Grand Prix win of his career in the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix. The British legend joined German Michael Schumacher as the only Formula 1 drivers with seven world titles in the history of the pinnacle of motor racing.
Hamilton’s weekend at Turkey had started terribly, with Mercedes having no pace during a dry Friday and a rainy Saturday. However, Hamilton managed to have an unbelievable race on Sunday, winning with a big gap over cars that were faster throughout the weekend. He even lapped his teammate and closest title-challenger.
This is the first time a driver seals a title at Istanbul Park, Turkey, where F1 had celebrated seven races between 2005 and 2011.
Hamilton achieved his fourth straight Formula 1 crown, his sixth in the last seven seasons, and his sixth with Mercedes (he had won with McLaren-Mercedes back in 2008). The British racer continues to rewrite motor racing’s history books and continues his dominant run in Formula 1.
Mercedes has won the last seventh Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship behind Hamilton’s dominance.
With his seventh WDC in his 14th F1 season, he has the same amount of titles Schumacher had in his first 14 years in F1 too.
As unimaginable as Hamilton’s achievements during his Formula 1 career seem, the English driver did enter the sport with a huge impact back in 2007, when he was arguably the greatest driver on the field in his rookie season. Hamilton has won a Grand Prix in each season of his career (only driver in history) and has also achieved a Pole Position in every season he has competed in.