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I’ll keep setting records until I go grey — Hamilton

Legends: Lewis Hamilton holds the red helmet of German former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher PICTURE: EPA

LEWIS HAMILTON has vowed to keep on setting records until he sees ‘grey hairs’.

The six-time Formula One World Champion equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race victories after winning Sunday’s Eifel Grand Prix.

The British driver also moved 69 points clear of Valtteri Bottas, who failed to finish following an engine failure, in his quest for a record-equalling seventh world crown.

‘Of course I can set goals and I will continue to charge on and see what is possible,’ said Hamilton.

‘I love the sport, the smell of it, the whole aura and atmosphere it creates, and it is going to be difficult to let it go.

‘While I am older than these guys, I feel as young as them in spirit. That will change when I start seeing grey hairs but for now, I am good.’

Hamilton clinched the landmark win 14 years and 10 days after Schumacher drove to his final victory in China.

His son Mick presented Hamilton with his father’s crash helmet in the moments after Sunday’s race as a present from the family.

Hamilton could now move one win clear of the 51-year-old at the next round in Portugal later this month.

‘It is beyond my wildest dreams that I am here today having equalled that record and I just feel humbled by the moment. It has not sunk in.

‘Michael is, and always will be, a legend of the sport and I feel very honoured to have one of his helmets.’

The Schumacher family tweeted: ‘Big congrats, an impressive achievement of a great driver.

‘We cannot deny we would have loved for Michael to hold those records, but as he always used to say: records are there to be broken.’