F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Emilia Romagna GP as Mercedes clinch record 7th constructors title

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F1: Lewis Hamilton is a race win away from equalling Michael Schumacher's record for the most number of world titles. The Brit extended his lead over 2nd-placed Valtteri Bottas by 85 points.

 Mercedes win record 7th constructors title as Hamilton reigns supreme at Emilia Romagna (Reuters Photo)

F1: Mercedes win record 7th constructors title as Hamilton reigns supreme at Emilia Romagna (Reuters Photo)

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Lewis Hamilton registers 93rd career victory at Imola on SundayHamilton can equal Michael Schumacher's record for 7th world tilte later this monthWith Hamilton, Bottas finishing 1-2, Mercedes sealed 7th constructors title

There is no stopping Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton at Formula One. With four races to spare, Lewis Hamilton registered his 93rd career win at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and inch closer to his seventh world title. With Hamilton and Valterri Bottas finishing 1-2 in Italy, Mercedes won a record 7th constructors title.

Mercedes are well ahead of the chasing pack with 435 points, 209 more than 2nd-placed Red Bull. Ferrari, meanwhile, are languishing at the 5th spot of the constructors' charts in the 2020 season that has been cut short by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Despite all the changes, Lewis Hamilton's dominance has been a constant in the F1 2020 season. Hamilton can equal legendary Michael Schumacher's tally of 7 Championship titles in Turkey later this month.

With the win on Sunday, Lewis Hamiton, with 282 points, extended his lead over teammate and 2nd-placed Valtteri Bottas to 85 points. If Bottas doesn't outscore the Brit by more than 7 points in Turkey, Hamilton will be crowned the drivers champion as early as November 15.

'It's something I am going to tell my grandchildren'

"What an incredible achievement for all of you. I am so proud of everybody and I am so grateful to be a part of it," Hamilton said over the team radio after Mercedes clinched the constructors' title.

"People watching maybe think we're used to this but it always feels like the first with this team and I think that's because of the spirit," he said after stepping out of the car.

"It's unbelievable... seven-times champs. That's something I'm going to be able to tell my grandchildren one day."

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