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Lewis Hamilton overtakes Michael Schumacher with record 156th F1 podium after commanding Spanish GP win

, Lewis Hamilton overtakes Michael Schumacher with record 156th F1 podium after commanding Spanish GP win

LEWIS HAMILTON set a new record for the most podiums in Formula One history after his crushing win in Spain.

Hamilton led from the start to the chequered flag in a commanding performance for the 88th win of his career.

Lewis Hamilton swept to victory in Barcelona

It was his 156th podium, beating Michael Schumacher’s record by one.

Hamilton is also on course to beat the German’s all-time win record of 91 victories and equal his seven world titles this season.

He said: “All of us drivers here grew up watching Michael and dreaming of one day being here.

“What is happening right now is far beyond what I dreamed as a kid and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity that I’m given.

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“Michael was obviously an incredible athlete and driver and I always just feel really humbled and really honoured to be mentioned in the same light as a driver like him and Ayrton and Fangio.

, Lewis Hamilton overtakes Michael Schumacher with record 156th F1 podium after commanding Spanish GP win

Hamilton celebrated with runner-up Max Verstappen on the podium

“It’s pretty cool, and I hope the Hamilton family are proud also.”

Hamilton now has a whopping 37-point lead over nearest rival Max Verstappen, who was second in Barcelona.

Valtteri Bottas came home in third place to lose more ground on Hamilton, his Mercedes teammate.

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