6 Michael Schumacher F1 Records That Lewis Hamilton Hasn’t Toppled Yet

Published 11/17/2020, 12:40 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton poses with his dog as he celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason


Lewis Hamilton has equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of 7 Drivers’ Championships in F1. His Sunday at Turkey was challenging, and he stood his ground against it. After a tough battle, he emerged victorious.

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Lewis Hamilton had already toppled Schumacher’s record of most F1 wins this season. His weekend at Turkey established a record of most race wins with 94 races and counting. Many might still say Lewis is not as great as the German sensation, but numbers never lie.

Lewis Hamilton has 6 more records to topple

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Michael Schumacher has set several records in his racing career. While Hamilton knows that he can topple some, he is uncertain about all of them. Well, here are few Michael Schumacher records that Lewis Hamilton is yet to break.

 Fastest Laps

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Clive Mason TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Lewis may set new records with his time around the circuit, but he still has a long way to go before he can even equal Michael Schumacher’s fastest laps record.

The German sits in a comfortable 77 fastest laps in his career while the Briton is trailing behind at 53. Although Lewis’ number is impressive, he will have to pump them up.

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Fastest laps in a single season

FILE PHOTO: McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) overtakes Mercedes Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi (MONACO – Tags: SPORT MOTOR RACING)/File Photo

The lad from Stevenage has work to do if he plans to leapfrog Schumacher in terms of fastest laps. He is also behind the German in the count of fastest laps in a single season.

Michael Schumacher has 10 fastest laps in a single season, while Lewis on his 8 is a few numbers shy. However, if Lewis continues for the next season, he might as well try to get ahead of Schumacher on this.

Wins in a single season

SAKIR, BAHRAIN – MARCH 11: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers official portrait session during previews to the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on March 11, 2010 in Sakir, Bahrain. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Mercedes No.44 may have broken Michael’s most F1 wins record at Portimao, but he is still behind in terms of wins in a single season.

Michael holds a record of 13 wins in a single season in the year 2004. Lewis Hamilton is a couple of number shy of him in this.  The Briton has the highest of 11 race wins for 3 seasons. He might try on this again next year.

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Consecutive podium finishes

Again, the Briton may have outsmarted Schumacher in the total number of podiums, Schumacher still has one arena on the podium that Lewis hasn’t threatened yet.

Schumacher sits at 19 consecutive podium finishes. Lewis is not even near this number by any chance. The Briton sits at 10 podium finishes.

Consecutive podium finishes since first race of the season

MANAMA, BAHRAIN – APRIL 04: Motorsport / Formel 1: GP von Bahrain 2004, Manama; Michael SCHUMACHER (GER) / Ferrari gewinnt den Grand Prix 04.04.04. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Another breather for Michael. This is another number that the Briton may not be able to race past. Michael Schumacher boasts of 17 consecutive podiums since the first race of the season.

Lewis on the contrary struggles uncomfortably at 9. The numbers are almost half and so is Lewis’ hopes of toppling these. Will he be successful?

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Championships

Last but not the least, Schumacher’s once unconquerable record 7 World Championships. With the win in turkey, Hamilton’s equaled Michael’s Championship tally. However, its more than likely for the the British driver to surpass the record next year.

All these records are subject to a threat only if the Briton races another year in this crazy circus.

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Indrasish Ganguly

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Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed.

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