With Hamilton equalling Michael Schumacher’s drivers’ title record at the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, WTF1 have collected all the records that Lewis Hamilton has now broken or equalled since his time in Formula 1.
We warn you, it’s a pretty long list.
Hamilton has won the most number of races. He currently has 94 victories to his name over 264 race starts, which means he has won 35.6% of all races he has entered.
Hamilton has the most consecutive race starts from 2007 Australian Grand Prix up until the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, totalling 264.
Hamilton has the record for the most consecutive race finishes. Since the 2018 British Grand Prix up until the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, he has finished in 47 consecutive Grand Prix which is still ongoing.
Hamilton has won the highest number of different Grand Prix, a total of 28.
Hamilton has won at the highest number of different F1 circuits with a total of 29.
Hamilton has the most wins at a home Grand Prix for a driver with a total of seven wins at the Silverstone circuit.
Hamilton has the record for the most races in which he has led at least one lap, currently on a total of 161 Grand Prix.
Hamilton has the most consecutive races with at least one lap in the lead. Between the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix and the 2015 British Grand Prix, Hamilton spent 18 races leading the race for at least one lap.
Hamilton has the most pole positions and victory during the same Grand Prix weekend, completing the achievement a total of 57 times.
Hamilton has led every lap of the most races, going from pole position to victory in a total of 22 Grand Prix.
Hamilton has led the longest total distance, being at the front of the F1 field for a combined 25,597 kilometers.
Hamilton has the most wins in a single season without winning a championship. During 2016, Hamilton won ten Grand Prix but it was not enough to beat his teammate Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton equals a record set by Michael Schumacher for the most wins at the same Grand Prix. Hamilton has won eight times at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with his most recent win being in 2020. He has also won at the Hungaroring in 2019, 2018, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2009 and in 2007. Schumacher achieved the same record at the French Grand Prix from 1994 up until 2006.
Hamilton has completed the most races with a single engine manufacturer, racing with a Mercedes engine during his time at McLaren and then when at Mercedes. 264 entries and starts to be exact.
Hamilton has the most wins with a single constructor, 73 victories with Mercedes.
POLE POSITION RECORDS
Hamilton has the most pole positions in the history of F1 with a total of 97. With his 264 entries, this means he has secured pole positions at 36.7% of his Grand Prix weekends.
Hamilton equals a record with Ayton Senna and Michael Schumacher for having the most pole positions at the same Grand Prix. Hamilton has secured a total of eight pole positions at the Australian Grand Prix dating up until 2019. For Senna, his eight poles came at the San Marino Grand Prix from 1985 up until 1994. Schumacher achieved the same feat at the Japanese Grand Prix from 1994 until 2004.
Hamilton has the most consecutive F1 seasons with at least one pole position, a total of 14 from his debut season in 2007 and is still ongoing in 2020.
Hamilton has the highest number of pole positions at different Grand Prix, a total of 26.
Hamilton has the highest number of pole positions at different circuits, a total of 28.
Hamilton has the most pole positions in a debut season. During 2007, Hamilton secured a total of six pole positions.
Hamilton has the most number of podium finishes with 163 to his name. He has finished on the podium in 61.7% of all races he has started.
Hamilton equals a record with Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel for the most podium finishes in a season. All three drivers have finished on the podium 17 times over the course of one season, with Hamilton achieving this on four occasions in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
Hamilton has the most consecutive podium finishes starting from an F1 debut, when he finished on the podium in nine races from the 2007 Australian Grand Prix up until the 2007 British Grand Prix.
Hamilton has amassed the most number of career points with 3738. The points-scoring system by the FIA has been changed several times over the 70 years of F1, so might not be a fair representation.
Hamilton has finished the most number of races in the points. Over his 264 starts, he has finished in a points-scoring position at 227 Grand Prix.
Hamilton has the record for most consecutive races to score a point. He has managed to score a championship point 47 races from the 2018 British Grand Prix up until the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix and holds the second place spot for this record too, from the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix until the 2018 French Grand Prix.
Hamilton also has the record for the most consecutive points scored. Between the 2018 British Grand Prix and up until the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix, he has scored 937 consistent championship points.
Hamilton has the highest average points per race, with him scoring an average points haul of 14.16 per race started.
Hamilton has the highest percentage of races finished in the points, with 85.98% of his 264 entries being rewarded in championship points. This is a statistic in which drivers with at least 15 race entries have been included.
Hamilton has scored the most championship points in a season with a total of 413 during 2019. He also holds the second highest points scored in a season (408), as well as the sixth highest (384), seventh highest (381), eight highest (380) and ninth highest (363).
Hamilton equals a record with Michael Schumacher for the number of drivers’ championships with both having seven titles each. Hamilton secured his in the 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and most recently the 2020 F1 season.
Hamilton has the record for the longest time between their first and last championship wins, with 4,396 days since Hamilton’s first title in 2008 and his most recent during the 2020 Turkish Grand Prix.
Hamilton has the record for the youngest age to be the leader in the World Championship standings when he did so at the 2007 Spanish Grand Prix aged just 22 years, 126 days.
Hamilton equalled Jacques Villeneuve for the number of years seasons it took to secure their first drivers’ title. Both drivers won the championship in their second season, with Hamilton joining F1 in 2007 and winning his title the following year in 2008.
Hamilton equalled another record with Jacques Villeneuve for the highest finishing position for a rookie in their first season of F1. Hamilton came 2nd in the drivers’ title during the 2007 season.