How F1's wins record has been pushed up and up
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How F1's wins record has been pushed up and up

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With his 91st Formula 1 victory at the Nurburgring, Lewis Hamilton has levelled Michael Schumacher's record tally and can be expected to surpass it, becoming the latest in a long line of drivers who have moved the goalposts in F1's history

It has taken 14 years and 263 races for Lewis Hamilton to match Michael Schumacher's tally of 91 world championship Formula 1 victories. It's a benchmark few drivers have held over the years, but those that have topped the list have a special place in motorsport history.

Number of wins is, of course, not the only (or even best) way of assessing drivers. Strike rates, the level of opposition and the machinery at a driver's disposal are just some of the factors that need to be considered for a true picture.

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Author Kevin Turner