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Hamilton exclusive: Why being F1's GOAT isn't the goal
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Lewis Hamilton surpassed Michael Schumacher's all-time Formula 1 wins record in 2020, and matched his tally of world championships. But as he tells Motorsport.com in an exclusive interview, he's more interested enacting real change than chasing records.

As he turned back into the pitlane after winning the Eifel Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton put his helmeted head in his hands. His Mercedes W11 was passing underneath a gigantic LED screen showing his face alongside Michael Schumacher's - between them were emblazoned the words: "equal wins". This was the moment, nestled in a car coloured to promote a cause he cares about more than winning Formula 1 races, that Hamilton realised he had equalled a record many thought was out of reach - 91 victories, Schumacher's total.

It's been eight years since Hamilton was announced as Schumacher's replacement at Mercedes. The result at the Nurburgring also put Hamilton on the brink of equalling his predecessor on seven world titles, a feat he accomplished at the Turkish GP.

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Drivers Lewis Hamilton
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Author Alex Kalinauckas