Formula 1: Records held by Mercedes stalwart Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton's rise in the world of Formula 1 has been a dream affair. The Briton has set an example for the others to follow. Hamilton's time at Mercedes has been a successful one and the desire to excel is seen every season. The champion driver has been part of many records. Here we look at the same.
Hamilton has the record for the most consecutive race starts since making his debut in 2007 (241). He has also raced 131 times for Mercedes and is on ninth for most races with a single constructor. He also has the record for most races with a single engine constructor - Mercedes (241). Hamilton has won 81 races and is second behind Michael Schumacher (91).
Hamilton has won 11 races in a calendar year twice in his career. He achieved the tally in 2014 and 2018. This is the joint-second best in Formula 1. Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel (13 each) hold the record. Hamilton also holds the joint-best record for most wins in a first Championship season (4). He achieved the feat in 2007.
Hamilton is the sixth youngest to win a Grand Prix. He won the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix at the age of 22 years and 154 days. Max Verstappen (18 years and 228 days) holds the record after winning the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. He is one of the 14 drivers to start from the furthest back on the starting grid and winning the race.
Hamilton has bossed the Canadian and Hungarian GP. He has won 7 races here. This sees him be tied with Schumacher for the joint-second most wins at the same Grand Prix. Schumacher holds the record (8) at the French GP. Hamilton has the third-best tally for most fastest laps (43) and is behind Kimi Raikkonen and Schumacher.
He has 144 podium finishes and is second. Hamilton has the joint-best record for most podium finishes in a season (17). In terms of most consecutive podium finishes, Hamilton is second (16). He has the record for most career points amassed (3,268). He has the record for most Championship points in a season (408). Hamilton has five Drivers' Championship wins and is behind Schumacher.
Hamilton has the record for most pole positions in Formula 1 history (87). He has the joint-second best tally for most consecutive pole positions (7). He has the joint-best record for most pole positions at the same GP (8).