Hamilton eyes mark of Schumacher

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    LEWIS Hamilton is one win away from matching Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91 and the Mercedes Formula One driver will be favored to get the job done in Russia on Sunday.

    Some felt Schumacher’s tally might never be equaled when the seven-time world champion celebrated his last win in China in 2006.

    Hamilton, a winner since his debut 2007 season and now making his 260th start, stands on the cusp of doing just that at a circuit that did not exist when the Ferrari great was racing.

    The Briton has a better record than anyone in Sochi, with four wins since the first race there after the 2014 Winter Olympics, and Mercedes have yet to be beaten at the circuit.

    If they triumph again, it will also be a record for most successive wins by a team at the same grand prix. – Reuters