Also, read here about six great race wins for the Mercedes driver, who is now regarded alongside Michael Schumacher as the greatest of all-time.
Both legends of the sport, both multiple champions – trying to pick one above the other isn’t easy, or worthwhile.
Celebrity friends, extravagant fashion sense, ‘bling’ jewellery, plentiful tattoos and his spiritualism, have all been used as ammunition by his detractors.
Hamilton, who sealed his first title in 2008, added to his unprecedented roster of records – most wins with 94, most pole positions (97), most podium finishes (163) and most consecutive points finishes (47).
“Yes, Yes, Yes boys,” the 22-year-old Canadian screamed on team radio. “I am so happy,” he added.
The four-time world champion has introduced it as a one-off statement of hope for humanity.

Formula 1 Enigmatic Hamilton says he is ready to race on next year

To many observers, or listeners, it appeared that he wanted to make clear he will begin talks once his seventh drivers’ title is wrapped up – but, at the same time, Hamilton wished to keep alive the idea that he might leave F1.

Embrace the future: outgoing F1 boss

Formula 1 Embrace the future: outgoing F1 boss

Formula One must look to past, but not allow it to constrain the sport.

Formula 1 Formula One unveils biggest-ever 23-race calendar for 2021

Netherlands set to host a race for the first time since 1985, but Vietnam are set to lose their hosting rights.

Impasse over F1 engine freeze

Formula 1 Impasse over F1 engine freeze

While Mercedes continues its dominance, there is plenty of politics behind the scenes.

Formula 1 Mercedes’ Wolff insists his ‘partnership’ with Hamilton is not ‘finished’

The 93-times Grand Prix winner though has said there is “no guarantee” he will be in F1 next year.

Formula 1 Hamilton capitalises on Bottas misfortune to secure record for Mercedes

It was Hamilton’s record-increasing 93rd victory in a race that saw him complete 5 000 laps as a race leader.

Formula 1 Hamilton looks to steer Mercedes to seventh world title at Imola

As the six-time champion is out of contract at the end of this season, it is certain that the dramatic cost-cutting measure will have a direct effect on his negotiations with Mercedes as they seek to retain him.

Formula 1 Is Hamilton the ‘greatest of all time’? The debate will keep raging

“His talent is supreme. There’s not a single racing driver who has not looked enviously at his abilities and thought ‘what must it be like to be that brilliant’?”

Formula 1 Hamilton vs Schumacher: What the record books now say

How Lewis Hamilton’s record breaking 92nd win compares to the stats of Michael Schumacher.

Formula 1 Hamilton breaks Schumacher record with 92nd victory in Portugal

A seventh world title, which would equal another Schumacher record, now looks all but inevitable with only five races remaining this year.

Formula 1 Record-seeking Hamilton grabs dramatic late pole in Portugal

“Yes, we have a great car, but we have to drive the nuts off of it. I have been digging and digging and digging to find that extra time.”

Formula 1 Verstappen, Stroll escape action after incident-packed Friday in Portugal

Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes topped both Friday sessions, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who this weekend is seeking to claim a record 92nd career victory, eighth-quickest.

Formula 1 Hamilton questions Petrov role after controversial gay, racism comments

Russian Petrov, who raced in Formula One in 2011 and 2012, made a number of provocative comments during an interview with Russian publication Championat.

Does F1 races have too much practice time?

Formula 1 Does F1 races have too much practice time?

Drivers call for less open sessions, but mechanics might disagree.

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