Lewis Hamilton stated equalling Michael Schumacher`s Formula One win file with a 91st victory on Sunday was past his wildest desires.
The Briton, heading for a seventh title and set to grow to be the game`s most profitable driver of all time after his Eifel Grand Prix victory on the Nuerburgring, stated his achievement would take time to sink in.
Schumacher`s data as soon as appeared positive to face for the ages, with some doubting they might ever be crushed, however solely a courageous punter would guess in opposition to Mercedes driver Hamilton reaching 100 wins and extra.
“I don’t know how it is for other drivers when they have these wins but it takes some time for you to analyse it and for it to sink in, to realise what it actually means,” stated the 35-year-old.
“Like all of us, I grew up watching Michael win all of these grands prix and I couldn’t have fathomed equalling him.
“I believe attending to Formula One was step one of the dream and clearly emulating (Brazilian triple champion) Ayrton (Senna). But Michael was simply to date forward.
“It’s beyond my wildest dreams to think that I’m here today having equalled him and I just feel really humbled by the moment and the opportunity I was given when I was 13 by Mercedes.”
The win was not the one milestone Hamilton reached on Sunday, with the Briton additionally stretching his data for successive factors finishes (44) and most podiums (160).
Hamilton stated successful didn’t get simpler, even when luck was on his aspect on Sunday with group mate and closest rival Valtteri Bottas retiring as a consequence of an influence unit drawback, and it had not been simple for Schumacher both.
“What he did at both the teams he was at, particularly Ferrari, was just remarkable,” Hamilton stated of the Ferrari nice, who retired in 2012 after a closing stint with Mercedes.
“It’s exhausting for people to maybe totally perceive how exhausting it was for him to have bought these 91 wins, to ship weekend in weekend out, 12 months on 12 months, and keep so bodily in form and so exact. I perceive that now greater than ever.
“I can only tell you that it doesn’t get easier. From your first win to your 91st I’m telling you it’s been a long hard run.”