McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton joins Michael Schumacher to become most-decorated Formula One driver ever

Lewis Hamilton finished second behind Sebastian Vettel in a Formula One Singapore Grand Prix race Sunday, letting the Formula One record of seven world titles held by Michael Schumacher stay in German hands. Hamilton…

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton joins Michael Schumacher to become most-decorated Formula One driver ever

Lewis Hamilton finished second behind Sebastian Vettel in a Formula One Singapore Grand Prix race Sunday, letting the Formula One record of seven world titles held by Michael Schumacher stay in German hands.

Hamilton finished the race with a second consecutive result, with his Mercedes team once again dominating. Mercedes now holds a 30-point lead over Ferrari in the overall title standings with five races remaining.

Hamilton is the only driver to have won the Singapore Grand Prix, but the race on Sunday wasn’t much of a contest for the British driver. Vettel came in with the fastest lap while Hamilton was consistently second to him all afternoon.

The result gives Hamilton sole possession of seventh on the all-time winners list. All six of the German’s titles came with Mercedes.

Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was third, the second consecutive top-three finish for the Germany driver. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was fourth and Max Verstappen fifth.

Mikko Hulkenberg finished sixth for Force India ahead of Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz in seventh. Williams’ Felipe Massa was eighth and his teammate Lance Stroll rounded out the top 10.

Indians Dario Franchitti and Sebastien Bourdais appeared to be in contention for a top-three finish in their final races as IndyCar drivers, but the respective cars suffered problems in the later laps and they were forced to retire.

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