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Formula 1: the Hamilton-Verstappen match in the race for records


Driver of all records, Hamilton displays stunning statistics in F1. But the young Dutch prodigy is on track to bring them down. State of play before the start of the season in Bahrain.

Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), seven-time world champion, and Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), double title holder, hold many of the records in Formula 1, whose championship resumes this weekend in Bahrain, with all the chances to see others fall.

To discover

  • Formula 1: the calendar of the season

  • Formula 1: manufacturers' classification

  • Formula 1: drivers classification

Wins: Hamilton advantage - 103

Hamilton has won a record 103 out of 310 Grands Prix (33.2%) since his debut in 2007. In 2020 he overtook German Michael Schumacher, second in this list with 91 wins in 307 starts (29.6%) , the last obtained during his 247th GP in 2006. Among the drivers in activity, Verstappen is 6th for the moment with 35 successes (including 15 in 2022) in 163 GP (21.4%), ahead of the Spaniard Fernando Alonso, 7th (Aston Martin) 32 successes on the clock in 356 GP (9%).

Podiums: Hamilton advantage - 191

Hamilton has dethroned Schumacher in number of podiums: 191 now against 155. Verstappen, with 77 podiums, is in 8th place, behind Alonso, 6th (98 podiums).

Pole positions: Hamilton advantage - 103

Resulting in particular from the ultra-dominance of Mercedes between 2014 and 2020, Hamilton has been the pole position record holder since 2017 with 103 units, ahead of Schumacher (68) and the Brazilian Ayrton Senna (65).

Verstappen is at 20.

Consecutive Grands Prix: Hamilton advantage - 265

Hamilton participated in 265 consecutive Grands Prix from 2007 to 2020. A series stopped by his contamination with Covid-19 at the end of 2020 (package at the Sakhir GP in Bahrain).

Consecutive seasons with one or more wins: Schumacher and Hamilton - 15

Hamilton equaled Schumacher in 2021 and his 15 consecutive seasons winning GPs between 1992 and 2006. The Englishman, however, failed to break that record in 2022, finishing no better than second place.

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Youngest driver: Verstappen - 17

Max Verstappen is the youngest to race in F1 at 17 years, 5 months and 15 days (Australia 2015).

Youngest to score points: Verstappen - 17

At the following GP, 7th in Malaysia, Verstappen became the youngest to score points at 17 years, 5 months and 29 days.

Youngest winning driver, youngest podium and youngest leader: Verstappen - 18

The following season, the Dutchman became the youngest winner at 18 years, 7 months and 15 days (and the youngest to stand on a podium, and to lead a GP).

Youngest driver to set fastest lap: Verstappen - 19

In Brazil in 2016, he was the youngest to achieve a fastest lap in the race at 19 years, 1 month and 14 days.

Number of wins per season: Verstappen - 15

In 2022, the Dutchman erased the previous record of Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel (13 victories).

Number of points in a season: Verstappen - 454

With 454 points recorded at the end of the 2022 season, Verstappen broke the record of his elder Hamilton, who had finished the 2019 season with 413 points, the absolute record.

At the time, however, the calendar had one less race than in 2022, while the sprint races, which appeared in 2021, earn additional points.

Number of podiums in a season: Verstappen - 18

The Dutchman climbed the podium 18 times in 2021, a record broken thanks, again, to a more extensive schedule than in previous years.


. Victories in the same Grand Prix or on the same circuit: Hamilton and Schumacher - 8

The Briton has won eight times at Silverstone (Great Britain) and the Hungaroring (Hungary), as many as Schumacher at Magny-Cours (France).

Titles: Schumacher and Hamilton - 7

Lewis Hamilton is since 2020 the co-record holder of the titles tied with the German Michael Schumacher, winner seven times between 1994 and 2004.

Hat-tricks: Schumacher - 22

Among the number of "hat tricks" or "hat tricks" (pole position, best lap in the race and victory in the same GP), Hamilton second Schumacher, 19 against 22.

Fastest Laps: Schumacher - 77

Schumacher's record of 77 fastest laps is more solid, with Hamilton counting 61.

Number of races completed: Alonso - 281

If he saw the arrival of 281 of the 356 races contested during his career, Alonso is closely followed by Hamilton (280 in 310 GP).

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-28

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