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Lewis Hamilton aiming to close in on Michael Schumacher record

F1 star & Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton will look to move one step closer to equalling Michael Schumacher’s record on Ferrari’s home grass this weekend. The Briton is 47 points clear of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. He is heading for a seventh world title, is a five-time winner at Monza.

Another victory, his sixth in eight races, would line the Briton up to equal Schumacher’s record 91 wins at Mugello, a Ferrari-owned track hosting a Grand Prix for the first time to celebrate the Italian team’s 1,000th race.

The six-time world champion, who took part in Thursday’s media day at Monza, will be boosted by his stunning form which has seen him win five of the opening seven races this term.

Ferrari, fifth overall and just two points clear of Renault, are heading for their worst season in 40 years and could chart new lows in their traditional home race.

“You have to be realistic, you cannot expect miracles. The package is what it is,” said four times world champion Sebastian Vettel after Spa. “We are not as strong as we would like to be so we need to stay optimistic and see the good things, even if at the moment there are not many.”


Source: The Mirror


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