Hamilton equals Schumacher mark

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    BEST OF ‘EM? Hamilton holds back tears.

    ISTANBUL. — Britain’s Lewis Hamilton choked back the tears as he won a record-equaling seventh Formula One world championship on Sunday and became the most successful driver in the sport’s history.

    The Mercedes ace put on a masterclass in wet and slippery conditions to take a record-stretching 94th career win at a rollercoaster of a Turkish Grand Prix and secure the title with three races to spare.

    Only Ferrari great Michael Schumacher has seven titles to his name, a number once thought unlikely ever to be matched, but most of the German’s records have passed to Hamilton.