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Lewis Hamilton overtakes Michael Schumacher at the top of the all-time list of F1 podium finishes

Lewis Hamilton has overtaken Michael Schumacher for the most podiums in F1 history after winning the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday. 

The six-time world champion continued his fine start to the season by winning in Spain, finishing a comfortable 24 seconds ahead of second place Max Verstappen. 

The result was the 156th Grand Prix podium of his career in just his 256th race, with Schumacher only recording 155 in his career.

Speaking about the race, Hamilton said: ‘I was in a daze out there. It felt really good. It was a fantastic effort from the team.

‘It was a surprise because we had that problem with the tyres last weekend, but we seem to have understood it.

‘I didn’t even know it was the last lap I was so zoned in. I thought for a little bit about going for a one-stop strategy.’

Red Bull’s Verstappen took second spot ahead of Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas who took third.

Though Hamilton led every single lap from pole position and clinched the victory with ease. 

The focus for Hamilton now turns to Schumacher’s record for all-time race wins of 91. The victory in Spain was the 88th in the 35-year-old’s illustrious career so far.

The Mercedes driver now has a 37 point lead over Verstappen in the overall table as he looks to clinch a seventh world championship. 

Schumacher also won seven world titles in his career, which will be playing on Hamilton’s mind the further the season goes on. 

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