The 92nd Grand Prix victory for Lewis Hamilton occurred on October 25th at the Portuguese GP, Algarve Circuit. It cemented the British driver as the highest-winning racer in Formula One history. It’d coincide with Hamilton dethroning Michael Schumacher for most Grand Prix victories. There’s one complete record that Lewis must overcome to defeat Michael Schumacher & become the statistically greatest driver in Formula One. That record requires Hamilton acquiring eight F1 Championships, with his seventh cemented for 2020 after winning at Algarve Circuit.
It wasn’t a fantastic race for every driver in the circuit, with Mercedes Teammate Valtteri Bottas finding challenges in locating grip during the Portuguese Grand Prix. It enabled Hamilton to achieve a 25.5-Second Gap on his teammate, who obtained 2nd position at Algarve Circuit. When questioned after the race regarding his loss to Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas hide evident anger & disappointment. Valtteri issued reasoning on lack of pace before leaving for the Post-Conference Race Interviews.
Thousands worldwide despised the concept of Lewis Hamilton overtaking Michael Schumacher’s records. However, Hamilton was regularly struggled with overcoming adversity throughout his racing career. Lewis would be the first African-European to enter Formula One. Obtaining placement in F1 wouldn’t have been possible without Anthony Hamilton, the father to Lewis. He regularly pushed his son to perform better & brake later into the corners. It’s these challenges imposed onto Lewis by Anthony that created his champion skillsets.
Hamilton’s Explanation for Leg Cramp
During the Portuguese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton would sustain a cramp in his leg. This is a disastrous moment for drivers in Formula One, with it possibly meaning their retirement from an incapability to handle their respective vehicle. Lewis was questioned on what prompted the cramp & happened in the subsequent laps. Hamilton expressed that he hadn’t drunken much water throughout October 25th & won’t drink during races to avoid losing any concentration.
This prompted his cramp in the right leg, making it challenging for Hamilton to push down on the throttle. He’d evoke that each bump forced more pain into his body. This didn’t mean Hamilton stopped pushing forward, prompting excruciating pain throughout his leg until the 66th Lap. Lewis was seen limping for a few moments after exiting his car before consuming an overwhelming amount of water.