The many records set by the legendary Michael Schumacher in Formula One at the turn of the millennium have recently seemed out of reach, but Lewis Hamilton, with the dominance of the Mercedes team, is stepping up against some of Michael’s record brands.
Hamilton has already overtaken Schumacher by the number of pole positions and by the number of victories at various Grand Prizes, and if the Briton continues at such a pace, he is also at risk of being out of reach 91 Michael Schumacher wins.
Which records of the legendary German racer can Lewis Lewis equalize or exceed in the coming years…
Hamilton: 5 *
Lewis Hamilton is well on his way to winning his sixth world title at the end of this season. If Hamilton were able to replicate that achievement in the offseason 2020, the Briton would have equaled Michael Schumacher with seven titles at the top of the timeline.
NUMBER OF WINS
Hamilton: 81 * )
Michael Schumacher ended his career of 2006 with 91. victories, which was 40 victories more than then-ranked Alain Prost. This is one of Schumacher’s most fascinating records, but to the extent that Hamilton will continue in his current rhythm when he wins an average of (**********************************). racing, the German record will fall for years 2020.
NUMBER OF WINS AT GP
Schumacher: 8 (FR FR)
Hamilton: 7 * (VN CANADA, VN HUNGARY,)
Hamilton can also reach the record for the number of wins at one Grand Prize. While Schumacher has won the French Grand Prix eight times, Hamilton has a record of two runs on which he has made seven appearances in his career. Hamilton could also reach its seventh victory in the US Grand Prix this season.
NUMBER OF WINS IN ONE F1 SEASON
Schumacher, Vettel: 13
Hamilton (currently): 8 *
The record for the number of wins in a single season is shared by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, who celebrated at 80 . racing. Lewis Hamilton has already achieved eight victories this year, which means he should be celebrating five more times to equalize the record in the upcoming nine races.
NUMBER OF POLE POSITIONS IN ONE F1 SEASON
Hamilton: 12 *
Sebastian Vettel is in season 2011 with Red Bull RB7 on 142 . has reached 15 the best starting positions. Hamilton has collected the most so far 12 what has happened this season 2016 when the Briton battled team mate Nic Rosberg for the title.
NUMBER OF POINTS
Hamilton: 204 *
Hamilton is likely to reach this record as early as next season, though it must be said that there is still Kimi Raikkonen ahead of the Briton, who won the points at 213. racing. The record, due to the many changes to the scoring system in recent years, is not as relevant as some others.
NUMBER OF LAPS IN THE LEAD OF THE RACE
Hamilton: 4326 *
Hamilton will continue to surpass the record for the number of laps that each racer spent leading the Formula One GP race next year, continuing his current form without major hassle.
NUMBER OF RACES IN LEAD
Hamilton: 140 *
The record for which Hamilton only needs two more races in which he has to run at least one lap, which the Briton can already do in Monza. Currently, Hamilton leads, on average, at 15. races in a single season.
HAT-TRICK (POLE, WIN, FL)
Hamilton: 14 *
The Schumacher 22 triplets also recently seemed elusive, but also in the hat-trick category Hamilton is steadily approaching him. The British need eight more to equalize the record.
NUMBER OF PODIUMS
Hamilton: 144 *
Hamilton may also become the most successful podium runner in the future. From the beginning of the hybrid era, Hamilton ends up on stage with the winners of a whopping 80% of all races in a season. As a result, it is very likely that the British will be able to break this record as well.
Hamilton is therefore well on its way to breaking some F1 records in recent years that have recently seemed out of reach. Given Mercedes’ current form and continued dominance of the hybrid era, the Briton could, for years 2020, become the most successful racer in Formula One history.