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Four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to Formula One legend Michael Schumacher in an emotional Tweet.

Lewis equaled Schumacher’s record in the 2017 Belgium Grand Prix, following the Brit takes 69th F1 pole at Monza for Italian GP and says he’s “very proud” to surpass Schumi’s record.

Yet, Hamilton of Mercedes soared to his 72nd career pole position after qualifying for 2017 United States Grand Prix. Schumacher was left in a coma after suffering a terrible head injury while skiing in the French Alps nearly four years ago.

Hamilton said: “Michael, equalling your pole position record in Belgium this year meant so much to me and was a true honour.

“Praying for you and your family all the time #KeepFightingMichael #Legend.”

Schumacher’s ex-boss and FIA President Jean Todt recently revealed the 48-year-old continues to fight as he aims to make a full recovery.

Todt said: “We miss Michael, he’s there, still fighting.

“Michael is someone very special, someone special for motorsport. Of course Michael is still missed by Formula One.

“We at Ferrari would be happy if he could stand by our side with advice in the race for the world title. If anyone knows how to move forward, then it is him.”

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