Race, Modern
OCT 12th 2020

Damien Smith

Five talking points from an unforgettable Eifel GP

How perfect. Had Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s win record in Russia there might have been a chance it would have felt slightly underwhelming – much like the Sochi circuit, in fact. But to do it at the Nürburgring, Michael’s own patch and where he won five times – once for Benetton in 1995, four times for Ferrari in 2000, ’01, ’04 and ’06 – was almost poetic. The moment when Mick Schumacher stepped forward to present Hamilton with one of his father’s old helmets was properly touching, especially in the added context of Schumacher’s ongoing recovery from his dreadful head injury. As Formula 1 memories go, this was right up there.

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