Hamilton after equalling Schumacher’s record: “I’m not done yet”

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Lewis Hamilton says he is going to take a couple of days for his achievement to sink in, but doesn’t plan on taking his ‘eye off the ball’.

Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s most career wins record at the Eifel Grand Prix, but the Briton says his job is not yet done.

“I’m definitely going to take this next couple of days to really try to understand, let it marinate,” said Hamilton.

“But what I cannot do is drop the ball. I cannot take my eye off the ball for a second. Yes, I have a [points] gap, yes we’ve got these great wins, but the championship is still to be won.

“The job is not done yet, so training will continue to be an importance, diet will continue to be important, getting the right sleep.

“I don’t know what this week will hold. There’s still lots of conversations, Zoom calls that I have with Formula 1 in terms of all their plans, I’ve got lots of [Hamilton] Commission calls that I continue to have every week.

“I’ll be back in work mode, but I think it’s very important – this moment will pass very quickly and we’ll be onto the next thing. You know how I’ve got a bad memory, so I’ve got to somehow make it stick.”

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The six-time champion is well on his way to also matching Michael Schumacher’s seven world titles record. Hamilton was asked how it feels to be rewriting history.

“I think it’s really hard to suddenly be rewriting history, that’s a very hard idea, for me personally. I can only speak of my experience. It’s really hard to compute that and put that into reality and meaning.

“Of course I’ve looked at, and I still watch, other people who I call legends in other sports who are chasing historic moments and titles, records that were broken by great legends in the past.

“It’s different watching from the outside to being in it.

“But what I can say is that I’m not done yet. I still feel that I’m able to improve. I’m driving at a really good level.”

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