Hamilton just a title and eight wins behind Schumacher
Lewis Hamilton's sixth World Champion title is an incredible achievement in itself, but the British tall champion is now just a step behind Michael Schumacher's record, which still seemed out of reach.
Next year, Hamilton can match the record for the number of World Championships won by Michael Schumacher for seven years with seven World Cup titles.
The record was held for many years by the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio, who won the title five times in the 1950s. For a long time, it seemed like the record was never going to fall.
In Formula One, giants like Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda won three titles each, and the Eighties brought another three-time round to Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and Alain Prost. Years 1990, the latter became the first driver in Fangi to become the world champion for the fourth time.
Michael Schumacher was the first racer to surpass Fangi's record after many years. Schumacher won the first of seven World Championships with Benetton of the Year 1991, which he also defended in the following year. Schumacher started an amazing series of years 2000 when the flight was pleased 2004 won five more consecutive titles with Ferrari.
Fangio is down 10. October 2003 by 23 years, and Schumacher could have won more stars in his career. Years 1994 stopped by Jacques Villeneuve in the offseason took his title from Hakkinen, years 2006 then Alonso.
|F1 World Cup titles|
|1||Michael Schumacher||7||1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004|
|2||Lewis Hamilton||6||2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|3|| Juan Manuel Fangio|