We show you the records and the curiosities you should know about Formula 1
Formula 1, the highest category of motor sport, is about to have a new historical king, at least in statistical records. Hamilton, who always admired the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, has the opportunity to beat most of the F1 records, so in LatinAmerican Post we do a recount of which are the highest brands.
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The three highest winners of Formula 1 are:
1. Michael Schumacher (Germany) with 7 world titles.
2, Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina) with 5 world titles.
3. Lewis Hamilton (England) with 5 world titles.
- Schumacher is the driver who has won the most victories in the history of F1 with 91, ahead of Hamilton, who has 71, according to Mundo Deportivo.
- According to the newspaper AS, Hamilton is the driver who has achieved more poles in the history of F1 with 81, above Schumacher, who got 68.
- Schumacher is the fastest lap driver in the history of F1 with 77, over Finnish Kimi Räikkönen, who has 71, says Mundo Deportivo.
- Schumacher is the driver who more hat-tricks (pole position, fast lap, and victory in a GP during the same weekend) has achieved in F1 with 22. He is followed by Hamilton with 14, said As.
- According to Mundo Deportivo, the British Jim Clark is the driver with the most Grand Chelem (pole position, fastest lap, victory and leading all laps of the race) of the history of F1 with 8. He is followed by the Italian Alberto Ascari, the German Michael Schumacher and the British Lewis Hamilton with 5 Grand Chelem each.
- According to KienyKe, Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of F1 with 155, ahead of Hamilton, who has 133.
- Hamilton is the driver who has won the greatest variety of Grand Prix. According to the newspaper AS, he has won 23, above the 22 different GP that Schumacher won.
- The most effective driver in history is the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, who won 24 victories in 52 races, achieving an average of 46%.
- Schumacher is the driver who has won more victories in the same F1 season with 13 victories out of 18 possible in 2004, achieving a 72% performance.
- Sebastian Vettel is the driver who achieved more consecutive victories in F1. According to information from KienyKe, the source of the two previous data, the German won 9 consecutive wins in 2013.
- Räikkönen is the driver who achieved more podiums in different circuits. The Finn has achieved 30, while the French Alain Prost achieved 29, as did the British Hamilton, according to Mundo Deportivo.
- According to Alexis Martín-Tamayo, better known as MisterChip, @ 2010MisterChip on twitter, Lewis Hamilton is the only driver in the history of F1 who has been crowned world champion 3 times in a race in which he did not even enter the podium (2008, 2017 and 2018).
- Schumacher is the driver who got more consecutive years winning at least one race. According to information from El Clarín, the German won victories in 15 consecutive years while Hamilton has been 12 years.
- According to El Clarín, Schumacher is the driver who achieved more victories with the same team: he achieved 72 wins with Ferrari; Hamilton has 12 victories with Mercedes.
- According to El Clarín, the Canadian Jacques Villeneuve and the British Lewis Hamilton are the drivers who won more in their debut season in Formula 1. Both won 4 wins, Villenueve in 1996 and Hamilton in 2007.
- Fernando Alonso is the F1 driver who has completed the most GP. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Spaniard finished 244 GP, while the German Schumacher finished 237.
- The only driver to achieve the Triple Crown of Motorsports, which is achieved by winning the F1 Monaco GP or the F1 World Championship, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is the British Graham Hill, according to to the BBC.
- The Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya and the Spaniard Fernando Alonso are the only riders currently able to win the Triple Crown of Motorsports. According to Corsa Online, Montoya has won the races at Indianapolis and Monaco, missing only the race at Le Mans, while Alonso has won at Monaco, the world title of F1 and at Le Mans, lacking the victory at Indianapolis.
"Michael's numbers are incredible and they're still quite far away, but I'm still here for some time, so I'm going to keep working hard and try to do what I do, which I love," Hamilton said in an interview with Reuters. There are still several seasons that clearly are the opportunity for Hamilton to overthrow the legendary Schumacher once and for all.
LatinAmerican Post | Javier Aldana
Translated from "Conoce los mejores récords y algunas curiosidades de la Fórmula 1"
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