Lewis Hamilton has said he finds it difficult to comprehend being counted among the greats of Formula One after his win at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
His victory at Silverstone took him level with Jim Clark and Alain Prost on five wins at the race and his pole position on Saturday put him two clear of Ayrton Senna and just one short of Michael Schumacher’s record.
“I couldn’t imagine having the poles I have, matching the likes of Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna and having the Hamilton name among those stars,” he said. “I’m really proud and I have to really take it back again to the incredible dedication from my family, my dad.”
The three-times world champion has now narrowed the deficit to the championship leader, Sebastian Vettel, to just one point.