Mercedes British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy after profitable the Method One Hungarian Grand Prix race on the Hungaroring circuit in Mogyorod close to Budapest, Hungary, on July 19, 2020. (Photograph by Mark Thompson / POOL / AFP)
Lewis Hamilton’s early season type has raised the prospect that he might match or break Michael Schumacher’s document of 91 Grand Prix wins on Ferrari’s house soil in Italy in September.
World champion Hamilton has appeared supreme in his final two outings and his victory in Hungary on Sunday was his 86th in Method One.
This yr’s coronavirus-delayed season continues with 4 races in August – two at Hamilton’s house circuit Silverstone, one in Spain after which the Belgian Grand Prix – earlier than transferring to Italy for 2 races.
Schumacher gained 5 of his seven titles and gained 72 of his 91 victories with Ferrari. If Hamilton retains profitable, he might be chasing the document at Monza on September 6 and Ferrari-owned Mugello per week later.
The race at Mugello, named the Grand Prix of Tuscany, was created to rejoice Ferrari’s 1,000th Method One Grand Prix.
Hamilton’s Mercedes group have gained all three races this yr and on Sunday have been so supreme that the Briton lapped all however three of his rivals.
His win in Hungary enabled him to attract stage with one other Schumacher document: profitable eight races at a single venue. Schumacher gained eight French Grands Prix.
However the 35-year-old defending champion, who has by no means beforehand gained greater than 5 races in succession, is aware of he must preserve his momentum at Silverstone within the two variations of the British Grand Prix with none help from a crowd.
“I like Silverstone however I’ve received to say that is one thing that is bugging me somewhat bit,” he mentioned on Sunday after being reminded that the British races could be run behind closed doorways.
“It is the spotlight of the yr, the help is insane,” he mentioned. “It grows yearly and I get to work together with the followers in a different way on that weekend and it is such an honour and privilege to have the ability to carry out effectively and win a Grand Prix in your house nation.
“It feels nice to be on the market when you’re within the zone, however I do actually miss the power they create. There’s nothing prefer it. I haven’t got a whole lot of years left and that is going to be one yr that I miss all of the followers.
“However I do need them to remain secure and we’re in that time frame the place security is all the pieces. So, I hope I can carry out effectively for them there as a result of I do know they are going to be watching.”