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Lewis Hamilton ties Michael Schumacher with 91st career Formula 1 win

Lewis Hamilton is tied with Michael Schumacher.



a sign on the side of a road: Lewis Hamilton is on the way to his eighth Formula 1 title. (Bryn Lennon, Pool via AP)


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Lewis Hamilton is on the way to his eighth Formula 1 title. (Bryn Lennon, Pool via AP)

Hamilton won Sunday’s Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in Germany for his 91st career Formula 1 race victory. It ties him with Schumacher for the most wins of any F1 driver in the 70 years of the world’s most prestigious racing series.

Hamilton started second and ran behind his teammate Valtteri Bottas for the first part of the race. But Bottas locked his front tires up braking into the first corner on lap 11 and Hamilton was able to get past. Hamilton then stayed out front for the rest of the race and was able to stay ahead of Max Verstappen on a restart with 11 laps to go.

Bottas ended up having to retire from the race because of a mechanical problem.

After the race, Schumacher’s son Mick presented Hamilton with a helmet that Schumacher wore while driving for Mercedes. Mick Schumacher is currently first in the Formula 2 points standings and could land a F1 drive in 2021.

Michael Schumacher hasn’t appeared in public since he suffered a brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013. The family has been very private about Schumacher’s condition since his accident.

Hamilton’s win comes in Schumacher’s home country and the home country of his Mercedes racing team. With Bottas failing to score points because of his retirement, Hamilton’s points lead is now 70 points ahead of his teammate in the points standings. For perspective, a driver gets 25 points for winning a race. Bottas could win the next two races while Hamilton finishes outside the top 10 and Hamilton could still have a 20-point lead in the standings.

A championship in 2020 would be Hamilton’s seventh world title — and fifth straight — and also tie Schumacher for the most F1 championships. Hamilton can break Schumacher’s win record in two weeks at the Portugal Grand Prix.

Sunday’s race at the Nurburgring wasn’t originally on the Formula 1 calendar. But as the series scrambled to add races to its schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, F1 officials agreed to a deal to host a race in Germany. The series has not traveled to Asia or the Americas since the pandemic halted the season in the spring and won’t leave Europe until the end of November to hold the final three races of the season in the Middle East.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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Michael Onwenu Earns Highest PFF Marks To Begin Career Since 2006

181 players heard their names called before Michael Onwenu during the 2020 NFL Draft. 

According to Pro Football Focus, he’s outplaying almost every single one of them.

Onwenu earned a 91.3 grade from PFF in the Patriots’ Week 4 matchup with the Chiefs, despite the fact that it was his first career start at right guard. The 344-pound rookie did not allow a single pressure over the course of the contest, and he did not miss a single snap. That performance was enough to earn him PFF Rookie of the Week honors, but his accomplishments don’t end there.

Through four weeks, Onwenu boasts a 92.2 grade on the season – the highest of any rookie in the entire league. That grade is also the best by any rookie through four weeks since 2006, regardless of position.

Onwenu has played in all four of the Patriots’ games so far this season, but only saw the field for 34% of his team’s offensive snaps Week 1 against the Dolphins and 40% Week 2 against the Seahawks. Since then, he started at left guard against the Raiders and right guard against the Chiefs, playing every snap across both games in the process.

With Marcus Cannon opting out of the season, David Andrews out due to finger surgery, Shaq Mason nursing a calf injury and Jermaine Eluemunor missing last game with migraines, the Patriots’ offensive line has been volatile to say the least. Onwenu has taken advantage and carved out a role for himself in the meantime, helping the Patriots boast the second-most rushing yards per game so far in 2020.

The last time the Patriots took a Michigan Wolverine in the sixth round, they wound up with Tom Brady.

Onwenu doesn’t necessarily have 14 Pro Bowls and six Super Bowl rings in his future, but he is off to quite the hot start in Foxboro.

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