Lewis Hamilton wins Turkish Grand Prix, equalling Michael Schumacher’s seven Formula One titles


Britain’s Lewis Hamilton has taken a record-equalling seventh world championship and become Formula One’s most successful driver of all time by winning a wet and slippery Turkish Grand Prix.

The 35-year-old Mercedes driver matched Ferrari great Michael Schumacher’s seven titles in style on Sunday, lapping sole title rival and teammate Valtteri Bottas on a nightmare afternoon for the spinning Finn.

Hamilton already had more race wins, pole positions and podium finishes than any other driver in the history of the sport.

“Thank you so much guys … that’s for all the kids out there who dream the impossible,” he said over the radio after taking the chequered flag.

“You can do it too, man. I believe in you guys.”

Hamilton was congratulated after parking by second-placed finisher Sergio Perez, for Racing Point, and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who completed the podium in a race full of spins and changes of lead.

The victory was the 94th of Hamilton’s career, three more than Schumacher, and came after he started in sixth place and then delivered a masterclass of skill and tyre management.

Bottas, who came home 14th after saying four laps from the end that he wished the race was over already, also offered his congratulations as Hamilton celebrated with his ecstatic team mates.

Mercedes had already won the constructors’ championship for a seventh year in a row.

Hamilton now holds equal-record for world titles with Ferrari great Michael Schumacher.(Reuters: Tony Gentile)

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Cricket: Australia dominated New Zealand again with a world record equalling 21st straight ODI win


In the most dominant performance of a dominant series the Australian women’s cricket team racked up a world record equalling 21st straight one-day international victory to destroy New Zealand by 232 runs and break a slew of records on the way.

There was no Meg Lanning and no Ellyse Perry but also no worries for the Aussies who set the Kiwis a target of 325 – the biggest total at Allan Border Field – then registered their biggest win against New Zealand, who buckled in the face of a world-record run chase and were rolled for just 93.

It was an exclamation point on a 3-0 series sweep and a victory that equalled the ODI world record mark set by the Aussie men’s side in 2003.

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Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes produced the perfect start for Australia.Source: Getty Images



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