Lewis Hamilton, the devourer of Formula 1 statistics

The brands in which he has already left his name and those in which he is about to match other legends of the Maximum


As with those successful athletes, Lewis Hamilton he is loved and hated in equal parts. While some value him for his conductive talent and temperament, others do not stop minimizing his successes and for that they compare him with other stars of the F1 of other times.

But what no one can deny - for the good of some and for the bad of others - is that English is on its way to become the great statistical benchmark of the highest category by equaling or exceeding German in different items Michael Schumacher or other legends of the specialty.

Lewis Hamilton
Photo: Steve Etherington.

On that road to his seventh crown -something that seems inevitable that it reaches this year- Hamilton has managed to get ahead of the table in several areas.

With his latest triumph at the Spanish GP, he has become the rider who has been on the podium the most times by doing so in 156 occasions, one more than the German. In addition, he is the man with the most poles with 92 (Schumacher is second with 68 ...) and the one with the most points in the championship with 3.563, marginalizing by 562 to the German Sebastian Vettel (the second so far to overcome the 3.000 goal barrier).

The pilot of Mercedes it is also very close to other brands. Got 88 wins and he's three away from catching Schumacher. Accumulate 4.743 laps in tip and 364 to match Schumi. Sumo 23.989 kilometers leading the platoon, only 159 km less than the Kaiser (as a reference it is worth saying that in each GP little more than 300 km are traveled). Flaunts 49 lap records and achieving 28 more will reach the maximum figure of 77 of the Sevenfold ...

70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020, Freitag - LAT Images
Photo: LAT Images.

And there are two other areas, which speak clearly of the superiority of a driver, in which Lewis is about to make his mark. Talking about Hat trick (pole position, lap record and victory) has 16 against the 22 of Schumacher; while in the section of the Grand Slam (pole, fastest lap in the race and victory from end to end) accumulate 6 against the Scottish 8 Jim Clark.

For those who idolize him, these statistics will be a satisfaction, while for those who do not sympathize with the Sextuple, another reason to be angry with him ...

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y Vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, a car magazine that is broadcast on Tuesdays from 18 to 19 by RadioArroba.com; is editor of motorsport in Red Bull Argentina, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS. Now you can read it on his blog: automundo.com.ar.

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