In The Driver's Seat

Rise of Hamilton: A legacy of speed and honour

So victory in the Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring on Sunday finally brought Lewis Hamilton level with Michael Schumacher's record of 91 victories.

It could not have happened at a more apposite venue, with the latter's home town of Kerpen just 85km to the north. And in a moving little bit of Covid-defying ceremony, his racing son Mick presented Hamilton with one of his father's helmets.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2020, with the headline 'Rise of Hamilton: A legacy of speed and honour'. Print Edition | Subscribe