Sir Jackie Stewart leads tributes to Lewis Hamilton

Sir Jackie Stewart has lauded Lewis Hamilton's "hugely impressive career" after the Briton drove into Formula One's record books by winning the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Only a fortnight after he drew level with Michael Schumacher on 91 victories in Germany, Hamilton etched his name into motor racing immortality with another virtuoso display at Portimao.

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20th May 1966: Swedish actress Britt Ekland and her husband, Peter Sellers, at the Monaco grand prix, talking with the English racing driver Graham Hill and his Scottish counterpart, Jackie Stewart. (Photo by Victor Blackman/Express/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart posing with a 1957 BRM. Beside him his two children sit in a miniature racing car. He began his Formula 1 career in 1965, winning the Italian Grand Prix in his debut season. In a career lasting until 1973, he won a then record 27 Grands Prix, as well as three World Drivers' Championships, in 1969, 1971 and 1973. After suffering a serious accident in 1966, Stewart became a prominent campaigner for improved safety in motor racing. In 1997 he returned to Formula 1 as owner of his own team. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Warwick Banks, Bill Bradley, French Grand Prix Formula 3 Support race, Rouen-Les-Essarts, June 28, 1964. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
1964 Jackie Stewart driving a Ferrari 250LM at Paris 1000Ks Montlhery 10th. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Cooper-BMC T72, 12 Hours of Reims Formula 3 Support race, Reims-Gueux, May 7, 1964. Jackie Stewart at the start of his victorious drive in the F3 race in Reims on the occasion of the 12 Hours of Reims. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Cooper-BMC T72, 12 Hours of Reims Formula 3 Support race, Reims-Gueux, May 7, 1964. Jackie Stewart at the start of his victorious drive in the F3 race in Reims on the occasion of the 12 Hours of Reims. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Three times world drivers' champion Jackie Stewart. *3/1/96: Stewart is returning to Formula One as head of his own team. Stewart, who won 27 Grands Prix in 99 races on his way to three world championship in 1969, 1971 and 1973, has been away from the sport for 22 years. But the multi-millionaire has stayed in touch with the sport through his son Paul and his British-based team, Paul Stewart Racing, who have been successful in the junior formulas. He will return in 1997, fronting a team backed by Ford and with a five-year plan to challenge Williams, Benetton and Ferrari. *15/6/01: Stewart has been conferred a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday honours list. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart at the wheel of a racing car. Scottish motor racing driver Jackie Stewart began his Formula 1 career in 1965, winning the Italian Grand Prix in his debut season. In a career lasting until 1973, he won a then record 27 Grands Prix, as well as three World Drivers' Championships, in 1969, 1971 and 1973. After suffering a serious accident in 1966, Stewart became a prominent campaigner for improved safety in motor racing. In 1997 he returned to Formula 1 as owner of his own team. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Cooper-BMC T72, French Grand Prix Formula 3 Support race, Rouen-Les-Essarts, June 28, 1964. Jackie Stewart taking the checkered flag and victory in the F3 race in Rouen on the occasion of the French Grand Prix. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart, born John Young, who won the Dutch, German and US Grand Prix in 1968. He won the world championships in 1969, 1971 and 1973, retiring at the end of the 1973 season. After retirement he concentrated on clay-pigeon shooting, and soon reached Olympic standards. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
British racing driver Jackie Stewart wearing his driving overalls and goggles, October 5th 1964. (Photo by Ronald Dumont/Express/Getty Images)
British racing driver Jackie Stewart, sitting in his car wearing his driving overalls, October 5th 1964. (Photo by Ronald Dumont/Express/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart in a BRM P2617 in the Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, Netherlands 1965. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart in his car at Brands Hatch, late 1960s. Stewart, who won the World Championship three times, drove for BRM (British Racing Motors) from 1965. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
14th May 1965: British motor-racing champion Jackie Stewart playing with Graham Hill's children Damon and Brigitte at Silverstone. (Photo by Ronald Dumont/Express/Getty Images)
Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart, 1960s. Hill made his debut at Monaco in 1958 and went on to win 14 Grands Prix. He also won the Formula One World Driver's Championship in 1962 and in 1968. He was killed in a plane crash in 1975 with five other members of his Embassy Hill team. Scottish motor racing driver Jackie Stewart began his Formula 1 career in 1965, winning the Italian Grand Prix in his debut season. In a career lasting until 1973, he won a then record 27 Grands Prix, as well as three World Drivers' Championships, in 1969, 1971 and 1973. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
(L-R) A photographer chats to Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart in a garage at Brands Hatch (Photo by Barratts/PA Images via Getty Images)
16 May 1965: International Trophy Fomula 1 motor Race at Silverstone. Jackie Stewart (4) driving a BRM beat the reigning World Champion John Surtees, driving a Ferrari, into second place to take the Daily Express Trophy. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
Jackie Stewart in a BRM P261 at the Monaco Grand Prix, 30 May 1965. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
British formula One racing driver Jackie Stewart on board a racing car smile with British Formula One racing driver Sirling Moss, Argentine racing car driver Juan Manuel Fangio (1911 - 1995) and Italian racing driver Giuseppe Farina (1906 - 1966) during an event after the Monaco Grand Prix, 30th May 1965. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British former Formula One racing driver Jackie Stewart with his wife Helen Stewart and British former Formula One racing driver Stirling Moss with his wife Elaine Barberino relax in Monaco, 31st May 1965; Stewart is holding a Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion. (Photo by Victor Blackman/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The British Grand Prix; Silverstone, July 10, 1965. Tire smoke fills the air as the field moves off with Jackie Stewart's B.R.M. nearest the camera, then Richie Ginther's Honda, Graham Hill's B.R.M. and Jim Clark's Lotus, with the Ferrari of John Surtees in the second row. (Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Helen Stewart, BRM P261, Grand Prix of Great Britain, Silverstone Circuit, July 10, 1965. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart of Great Britain sits aboard the #18 Tyrrell Racing Organisation Cooper T75 BRM71 Formula 2 car before the start of the XIII London Trophy for Formula Two on 7 June 1965 at the Crystal Palace circuit in London. \ Mandatory Credit: AllsportUK/Getty Images
British Formula One racing drivers Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark (1936-1968) in conversation on race day for the 1965 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England, 10th July 1965. (Photo by Blackman/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart after winning the Monaco Grand Prix in a BRM P261, Monte Carlo, 22nd May 1966. (Photo by Victor Blackman/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart (centre) with his wife, Helen, and his BRM P261 car after he won the Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 22nd May 1966. (Photo by Victor Blackman/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
21st May 1966: Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart with his wife Helen in a paddle boat at Monte Carlo. (Photo by Victor Blackman/Express/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 31: 50th Indianapolis 500 - 1966. Jackie Stewart sits in his Ford Powered Lola T90 (Photo by Bob D'Olivo/The Enthusiast Network via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart adjusts the chin strap of his helmet before a practice run in preparation for the Indianapolis 500, 29th May 1966. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British former Formula One racing driver Jackie Stewart as he is transferred by ambulance to St Thomas' Hospital to recover from his injuries sustained in the Belgium Grand Prix, London, UK, 13th June 1966. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
SPAIN - MAY 03: The British driver Jackie Stewart is congratulated by Graham Hill after winning the Grand Barcelona Motor Formula 2, on April 2, 1968. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
23rd June 1968: Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart at the wheel of the Tyrrell team's V8 Matra-Ford, on the way to winning the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. His average speed was 84.659 miles per hour, which he managed despite the rain and having his right arm in plaster. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Matra-Ford MS10, Grand Prix of the Netherlands, Circuit Park Zandvoort, June 23, 1968. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Bernard Cahier's home in Evian, Evian, July 14, 1968. Jackie Stewart relaxing at the home of his friend Bernard Cahier in Evian, wearing a cast on his arm following his accident in the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Grand Prix of Netherlands, Zandvoort Circuit, 23rd June 1968. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jochen Rindt, Jackie Stewart, Jacky Ickx, Grand Prix of France, Rouen-Les-Essarts, July 7, 1968. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Matra-Ford MS10, Grand Prix of Germany, Nurburgring, August 4, 1968. In rain and fog, Jackie Stewart taking the checkered flag and his greatest victory, in the 1968 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, finishing over 4 minutes ahead of his closest rivals. (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, driver of the #4 Matra International Matra MS80 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 with his mechanics await the start of the Dutch Grand Prix on 21st June 1969 at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Grand Prix Photo/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, sur Matra-Ford, remporte le grand prix automobile des Pays-Bas sur le circuit de Zandvoort aux Pays-Bas, le 21 juin 1969. (Photo by KEYSTONE-FRANCE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
1969, Jackie Stewart in a Matra MS80 at the Clermont Ferrand French GP, 1st France. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Helen Stewart, Grand Prix of France, Charade Circuit, July 6, 1969. Jackie Stewart and wife Helen Stewart after the Scot's win in the 1969 French Grand Prix. (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart is joined by a model to advertise Dunlop tyres (Photo by Barratts/PA Images via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) vor dem Start der Formel-1 zum Großen Preis von Deutschland auf dem Nürburgring, auf Position 2 (Ford Matra) Jackie Stewart (GB) (Photo by COLORVISION/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Helen Stewart, Grand Prix of Great Britain, Silverstone Circuit, July 19, 1969. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 22: The British driver Jackie Stewart holds the cup of the race of Brands Hatch on March 23, 1970. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart the race of champions cup winner, 1970. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Spanish GP, Jarama, 14th April 1970. Jackie Stewart, March-Cosworth 701, race winner. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, March-Ford 701, Grand Prix of Spain, Circuito del Jarama, April 19, 1970. Jackie Stewart on his way to victory in the 1970 Spanish Grand Prix in Jarama passes by the flaming debris of the cars of Jackie Oliver and Jacky Ickx who were involved in an accident. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart makes his way to his car (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kyalami Tyrrell team, Derek Gardner, Jackie Stewart, Ken, Roland Law centre. (Photo by: GP Library/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
F 1 racing in Oulton Park 1971: Jackie Stewart (Photo by Blick/RDB/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Jo Siffert, Jacky Ickx, Tyrrell 001, BRM P160, Ferrari 312B, Questor Grand Prix, Ontario Motor Speedway, March 28, 1971. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart sitting in his Ford (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images)
British racing drivers Graham Hill (1929 - 1975) and Jackie Stewart (right) during practice at Silverstone, UK, 16th July 1971. (Photo by Victor Blackman/Daily Express/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 05: 1971 Times Grand Prix - Riverside International Raceway. Jackie Stewart of Carl Haas Racing team drives his Chevrolet powered Lola T260 to a second place finish. Lola launched the new T260 1971 with the intent to take the fight to McLaren who had been dominating the series in the previous years. However at the end of the season McLaren finished one-two in the championship with Stewart in his Lola finishing third. (Photo by Bob D'Olivo/The Enthusiast Network via Getty Images/Getty Images)
(L-R) Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart and HRH Princess Anne enjoying a speech (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images)
Polish-born film director Roman Polanski (left) with Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart, 18th February 1972. (Photo by Kaye/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British car designer Derek Gardner (1931-2011), British Formula One racing driver Jackie Stewart, and British founder of the Tyrrell Formula One constructor Ken Tyrrell (1924-2001), laughing and smiling with Stewart behind the wheel of the Tyrrell 003, at the Tyrrell base in Ockham, Surrey, England, 25th June 1972. (Photo by Blackman/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Denny Hulme of New Zealand drives the #2 Yardley Team McLaren McLaren M19C Ford Cosworth V8 ahead of Jackie Stewart in the #4 Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 003 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 and the field at the start of the French Grand Prix on 2nd July 1972 at the Charade Circuit in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France. (Photo by Grand Prix Photo/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Ken Tyrrell, Grand Prix of France, Charade Circuit, July 2, 1972. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi, Grand Prix of Argentina, Autodromo Juan y Oscar Galvez, Buenos Aires, January 28, 1973. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Jackie Stewart, Tyrrell-Ford 005, Grand Prix of Brazil, Interlagos, February 11, 1973. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
François Cevert, Jackie Stewart, Grand Prix of Belgium, Circuit Zolder, 20 May 1973. (Photo by Bernard Cahier/Getty Images)
Open Championship 1973. Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland, held 11th - 14th July 1973. Pictured, Arnold Palmer & Jackie Stewart
Walt Disney Television via Getty Images SPORTS - 1976 SUMMER OLYMPICS - Equestrian Events - The 1976 Summer Olympic Games aired on the Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Television Network from July 17 to August 1, 1976. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) Walt Disney Television via Getty Images SPORTS COMMENTATORS BILL STEINKRAUS (L) AND JACKIE STEWART
(Original Caption) Monte Carlo: Princess Caroline of Monaco and three-time world driving champion Jackie Stewart share a joke as they walk through the pit area of the Monaco Grand Prix circuit prior to the qualifying rounds May 21. The race is scheduled for Sunday, May 22.
(L-R) Former Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart reminds West Ham United and England star Trevor Brooking to belt up in the driver's seat, with less than two months until the wearing of a seat belt in the front seat of a car becomes compulsory in the UK (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Jackie Stewart with McLaren driver Alain Prost, who overtook the Scot's record of 27 Grands Prix wins later in the 1987 season (Photo by S&G/PA Images via Getty Images)
NIGEL MANSELL TALKING TO JACKIE STEWART (Photo by Steve Etherington/EMPICS via Getty Images)
Stewart Ford Grand Prix team owner Jackie Stewart (left) speaks confidentially to opposition TagMcLaren driver David Coulthard, during a break in testing for the two teams at Sivlerston Grand Prix circuit today (Wednesday). Photo by Derek Cox/PA (Photo by Derek Cox - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
FOCA-chairman Bernie Ecclestone (L) talks with Stewart-Ford team manager Jackie Stewart of Scotland, who wears a black ribbon on his arm in honour of Lady Diana, in the paddocks of the Monza racetrack, 06 September during the second free practice session, one day before the 68th Italian Formula One Grand Prix. The princess of Wales died 31 August in a car accident in Paris. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo by GERARD JULIEN / AFP) (Photo by GERARD JULIEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Team bosses Jackie Stewart, Left, and Eddie Jordan in Brazil (Photo by Steve Mitchell/EMPICS via Getty Images)
PA NEWS 30/6/98 THE PRINCESS ROYAL IS GREETED BY JACKIE STEWART AT THE OPENING OF HIS NEW FACILITY IN MILTON KEYNES, "STEWART GRAND PRIX RACING". MC (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Former racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart with Stirling University chancellor Dame Diana Rigg after he was confered at the university in Stirling, Scotland , an honorary doctorate to recogise his outstanding achievements. (Photo by David Cheskin - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Retired British Racing Driver Sir Jackie Stewart, KBE Outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his Knighthood. (Photoshot/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Queen Elizabeth II greets British motor racing champion Sir Jackie Stewart (R) at Buckingham Palace, London, 13 October 2003 during a special reception paying tribute to the contribution of more than 400 pioneers in British life. Representatives from business, community groups, fashion, food, music, science, the arts, government, academia and health will be present at the event hosted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Famous names including Delia Smith, Pete Waterman, Sir Cliff Richard, Simon Weston, Zandra Rhodes, Trevor Baylis and Sir Roger Bannister will view the exhibits, which all relate to pioneering achievements. Broadcasting and politics are among themes covered, as well as individuals such as Florence Nightingale. AFP Photo/POOL/Fiona Hanson (Photo credit should read FIONA HANSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Hamilton took the chequered flag nearly half-a-minute clear of Valtteri Bottas in the other Mercedes to move to 92 wins and stand alone as the driver with the greatest number of grand prix victories.

"I congratulate Lewis on achieving the remarkable success in surpassing Michael's record," triple world champion Stewart, 81, told the PA news agency.

"Lewis has had a hugely impressive career from his karting days to his association with Ron Dennis at McLaren and then of course the wonderful Mercedes-Benz. I take my hat off to him for his considerable achievements and I wish him well for his continuing career.

"He is undeniably one of the best athletes in history and an inspiration to so many young people."

Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion, said on Twitter: "Well I guess I can't say I've beaten the best driver in F1 any more.

"I had a good run though. Thanks @schumacher and welcome @LewisHamilton. GOAT."

Hamilton was an 11-year-old boy from Stevenage dominating Britain's karting scene and winning the aptly named Champions of the Future series the last time a grand prix was staged in Portugal in 1996.

Little did Hamilton know then, that almost a quarter of a century later he would stand on the brink of clinching seven world championships – his triumph on Sunday moving him 77 points clear in the standings with just 130 remaining – and breaking F1's all-time win record.

Lewis' father Anthony worked four jobs to pave the way for his first son to start out in motor racing. How fitting that he was trackside here for the first time this season to witness his son's most remarkable of feats.

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PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 25: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates his record breaking 92nd race win on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020 in Portimao, Portugal. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain after his record breaking 92nd win at the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, right, is congratulated by his father Anthony Hamilton after his record breaking 92nd win at the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020 in Portimao. (Photo by JOSE SENA GOULAO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOSE SENA GOULAO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain jumps out of his car after his record breaking 92nd win at the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton adjusts his protective face mask in the parc ferme after the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020 in Portimao. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, jubilates after his record breaking 92nd win at the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy, left, and Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France steer their cars during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up the trophy on the podium after his record breaking win during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Fans sit behind a fence as they watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Crew cheer on Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain as he crosses the finish line to win the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Haas driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark, left, steers his car during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi of Italy steers his car followed by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Rudy Carezzevoli, Pool via AP)
Mclaren driver Carlos Sainz of Spain is followed by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, steers his car during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Red Bull driver Alexander Albon of Thailand, left, steers his car during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car back to the parc ferme after the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020 in Portimao. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Racing Point's Canadian driver Lance Stroll and McLaren's British driver Lando Norris crash during the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020 in Portimao. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL - OCTOBER 25: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates his record breaking 92nd race win in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 25, 2020 in Portimao, Portugal. (Photo by Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during qualification for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, left, steers his car during qualification for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands at the finish after clocking the third fastest time during qualification for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gives the thumbs up after clocking the fastest time during qualification for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Hamilton will take pole position for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix which takes place on Sunday. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during qualification for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets out of his car after clocking the fastest time during qualification for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
Haas driver Romain Grosjean of France, left, steers his car during qualification for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Jorge Guerrero, Pool via AP)
Stewatds check a manhole on the track during the third free practice session for the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (Rafael Marchante, Pool via AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the third practice session prior to the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, Pool)
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates in the parc ferme with his team after taking the pole position after the qualifying session at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 24, 2020 in Portimao ahead of the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo by JOSE SENA GOULAO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOSE SENA GOULAO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
McLaren's British driver Lando Norris drives during the qualifying session at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 24, 2020 in Portimao ahead of the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo by Armando Franca / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ARMANDO FRANCA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Track marshals watch Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel during the third practice session at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 24, 2020 in Portimao ahead of the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo by JOSE SENA GOULAO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JOSE SENA GOULAO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Alfa Romeo's Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi drives during the third practice session at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 24, 2020 in Portimao ahead of the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Estranged for a number of years after Lewis sacked Anthony as his manager in 2010, they shared a long embrace after the race. Armed with his iPad, Hamilton Snr then captured the reaction of the 30,000 fans as his son held aloft an F1 winner's trophy for a 92nd time.

Reflecting on the driver whose record he had just surpassed, Hamilton said on social media: "I am thinking of Michael today.

"I will forever have the utmost admiration and respect for you, it's truly been an honour to be mentioned in the same sentence. I could only think of being where I am today.

"I am 35-years-old and I still feel physically strong, but of course you wonder when it is going to tip over and when you are going to start losing performance. Judging by today, it is not yet."

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