NÜRBURG, Germany (AP) — Lewis Hamilton matched Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One with victory in the Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday as he took another stride toward his seventh championship title. Hamilton started behind his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas but took the lead when the Finn ran wide on lap 13. Bottas retired with a car problem five laps later.
Hamilton has a 70-point lead over Sebastian Vettel.
Fifth victory in a row for Mercedes at Monza.
After 12 races, Hamilton has 213 points to Vettel's 189.
The Mercedes-AMG team questioned Ferrari's 'tactics' after first-lap spin.
Vettel bumps off Hamilton heading into British Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton celebrated one of the luckiest wins of his career on Sunday after a crash-strewn and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix that catapulted him into the lead of the Formula One world championship.
Ferrari was fined 50,000 euros ($61,385) on Sunday after one of its Formula One mechanics was hit by Kimi Raikkonen's car and suffered a broken leg during a Bahrain Grand Prix pitstop.
MELBOURNE - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton roared to a record seventh pole at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, blitzing the field with a searing lap in his Mercedes at Albert Park. The Briton flew around the lakeside circuit in one minute, 21.164 seconds with his final effort, leaving a yawning gap of 0.664 seconds to Ferrari's second fastest Kimi Raikkonen. Four-times champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest for Ferrari but Hamilton was in a class of his own.
It's unveiled on same day as Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton second-fastest going into his 200th race
Vettel's lead in the 2017 championship stretches to 14 points.
Four in a row for Hamilton, five British Grand Prix victories in all.
But Sebastian Vettel is right on his tail.
"It was a very tense race. I knew that (staying out) was the chance to win and I was able to use that window and come out ahead. After that I was able to control the gap behind," said Vettel.
The door to the Formula 1 Driver's Championship closed a little more on Lewis Hamilton after a pass-happy Japanese Grand Prix. The Briton has a historic hurdle to climb in order to three-peat as World Champion.