F1 Portuguese GP: Hamilton poised for history, can he deliver 92nd F1 win, Watch Live on Disney Hotstar

Follow Formula1 Portuguese Grand Prix Live at 6.30PM for all Live Updates. On a circuit hosting its first Formula 1 race, Lewis Hamilton can finally stand alone among F1 greats by beating Michael Schumacher’s record for wins. Victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday would move the British driver onto 92 race wins, and surpass the German great’s mark of 91 that for so long had been considered untouchable.

“I remember sitting at home watching the Grands Prix and watching Michael win,” Hamilton said.

“I remember going upstairs with my brother afterwards and we would play computer games together and I would be Michael. So it’s very, very surreal,” he added.

A win would also take Hamilton a step closer to matching Schumacher’s record of seven F1 championship titles. He leads the championship by 69 points ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas after winning seven of the first 11 races, and with only five remaining after Sunday’s contest at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

Meanwhile Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll escaped punishment following an investigation into a crash during practice at the Portuguese Grand Prix. The pair collided as Verstappen tried to overtake Stroll after they had raced down the pit straight. Stewards called both drivers to give evidence and ruled that neither was “wholly or predominantly at fault”. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas was fastest overall in the session from Verstappen, with Lewis Hamilton eighth.

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F1 Portuguese GP : Where Fans in India can Catch Portuguese GP in INDIA ?

Lewis Hamilton’s date with history at the Formula 1 Portuguese GP can be catch LIVE on Star Sports Select. The Race will also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar. All Live Updates of the race will also be available on https://www.insidesport.co/category/formula-1/

F1 Portuguese GP: Hamilton on cusp of history
When Hamilton moved level with Schumacher on 91 wins at the Eifel GP in Germany two weeks ago, Schumacher’s son Mick Schumacher — who leads the F2 championship — presented a visibly moved Hamilton with one of his father’s racing helmets from his time at Mercedes.

“I was really honored by Michael’s family when they presented me with this helmet,” Hamilton said.

It was Schumacher’s retirement from Mercedes — and F1 itself — which opened the door for Hamilton to make what was then considered a risky move when he left McLaren to join the Silver Arrows.

Bottas led the Eifel GP after taking pole position, but then ceded first place to Hamilton after a clumsy braking error. A despondent Bottas had to retire the car after 12 laps due to a failed electrical component in the engine.

Seeing Lewis cross the line in Germany and take his 91st victory was a very special moment. Valtteri’s race, however, could not have gone much worse, Mercedes’ head of motorsport Toto Wolff said.

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F1 Portuguese GP : All you want to know about the track at Portimao ?

Portugal’s 4.65-kilometer circuit — known as Portimao — is an undulating one with frequent elevation changes and where overtaking is expected to be difficult. It is the second new race of a coronavirus-hit campaign after the Tuscan GP at Mugello last month. If Sunday’s race is anything as intense as that crash-marred one at Mugello, then F1 fans will be in for a treat.

F1 Portuguese GP : Where Fans in India can Catch Portuguese GP in INDIA ?

Lewis Hamilton’s date with history at the Formula 1 Portuguese GP can be catch LIVE on Star Sports Select. The Race will also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar. All Live Updates of the race will also be available on https://www.insidesport.co/category/formula-1/

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