Lewis Hamilton has joined Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver in Formula One’s history.

His victory at the Turkish Grand Prix yesterday sealed the championship and his seventh title.

Hamilton only last month equalled Schumacher’s record of 92 race wins and surpassed the German icon with his victory at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix at Imola last time out. He now stands on 94 victories after his win in Turkey.

The 35-year-old said in his post-race interview: “Thank you. I definitely am a bit lost for words! I think naturally I have to always start with saying such a huge thank you to all the guys that are here and who are back at both the factories and all our partners for enabling us and giving us this opportunity.

“I wouldn’t be able to do this if I didn’t join this team. The journey we’ve been on has been monumental. I’m so proud of them. I want to also say a big, big thank you to team LH for sticking with me for all these years and to my family.