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Mick Schumacher spills on famous F1 record

Lewis Hamilton sits on the brink of equalling Formula 1 history this weekend at the Russian Grand Prix.The six-time world champion can secure a record-equalling 91st Grand Prix victory if he secures the chequered flag, a win that will sit him alongside Michael Schumacher atop the all-time wins list.Watch the 2020 Formula One™ VTB Russian…

Lewis Hamilton sits on the brink of equalling Formula 1 history this weekend at the Russian Grand Prix.

The six-time world champion can secure a record-equalling 91st Grand Prix victory if he secures the chequered flag, a win that will sit him alongside Michael Schumacher atop the all-time wins list.

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Hamilton can equal a record many once thought uncatchable and move ever closer to equalling Schumacher’s seven world championships.

Mick Schumacher, the son of the legendary driver who continues to undergo medical treatment at home following a skiing accident seven years, spoke about Hamilton not only equalling but eventually moving past his father’s record.

You would have expected the rising Schumacher to have wanted to his father’s records to remain atop the standings for as long as possible, but the words of his famous dad continue to ring in his ears.

“I think one sentence my dad always used to say was, ‘Records are there to be broken’. And I think it’s everybody’s aim in this sport to do that,” Mick told motorsport.com.

“I think Lewis had a very, very good run — he had a very consecutive and positive run. They say records are there to be broken and obviously from our side I think we’d see it on the good side, too.

“Obviously, it’s good for the sport. He’s been very influential in this sport, too. The next aim would be then I guess for me – if I do make the step to (F1) – to break that in.”

Mick showed he has all the tools his world-beating father possessed as he pulled off a stunning win in Sochi to claim his second win of the F2 season.

The Ferrari junior has been linked with a move up to the main grid next year and he looks ready for the big time.

Mick Stormed to the front of Saturday’s feature race with a move reminiscent of one his father pulled off countless times.

Despite the celebrations kicking off for Mick and his Ferrari team, his rivals were considering an appeal over the victory.

A last-minute call to pit behind then race-leader Yuki Tsunoda came under the microscope from race officials and rival teams.

The broadcast picked up Prema boss Rene Rosin signalling to the team Schumacher would be pitting, a violation to the rules which state only one of the 12 registered operational personnel are allowed to communicate such things. Rosin was investigated before ultimately being cleared of any wrongdoing.

“The team principal’s actions had no impact on the operation of the team, the cars, or the pit stop and, therefore, did not breach the operational personnel limitations of the 2020 F2 Sporting Regulations Article 21.5,” the stewards’ statement read.

Schumacher currently holds an 18-point advantage atop the F2 drivers’ standings ahead of Ferrari stablemate Callum Ilott.

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