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Sochi gives Hamilton first chance to equal Schumacher

For almost 20 years Michael Schumacher has solely held Formula 1’s all-time win record but this weekend's Russian Grand Prix presents Lewis Hamilton with his first opportunity to match his once seemingly unattainable tally. Schumacher equalled previous record holder Alain Prost with victory number 51 at the 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix and then moved clear at the next event in Belgium. Across the following five years Schumacher raised the benchmark and retired at the end of 2006 having taken 91 wins, 40 clear of second-placed Prost Hamilton made his Formula 1 debut a year later and won on only his seventh outing but his march into the record books truly began when he joined forces with...
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