16 Nov 2020

Lewis Hamiliton wins seventh world title to equal Schumacher’s record

It’s a remarkable sporting achievement. Lewis Hamilton won his seventh Formula 1 World Championship at the weekend, matching Germany’s Michael Schumacher.

The championship’s only Black driver and one of the few on the current grid not to come from a wealthy background, he said he hoped his victory would send “a message to the kids that are watching”. So where is he in the pantheon of British sporting greats?