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Turkish F1 Grand Prix : Hamilton Wins Record-Equalling 7th World Championship

Britain's Lewis Hamilton choked back the tears as he won a record-equalling seventh formula one World Championship and became the most successful driver in the sport's history.

The Mercedes Ace put on a master class in wet and slippery conditions to take a record-stretching 94th career win at a rollercoaster of a Turkish Grand Prix and secure the title with three races to spare.

Only Ferrari great Michael Schumacher has seven titles to his name, a number once thought unlikely ever to be matched, but most of the German's records have passed to Hamilton.

So complete was Hamilton's domination that he lapped sole rival and team mate Valtteri Bottas with 12 Laps to go on a nightmare afternoon for the spinning Finn who finished 14th.

The Briton finished a massive 31.6 seconds clear of racing point's second-placed Mexican Sergio Perez in a race run behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.