In Addition to the F1 Title, Which Other Schumacher Records Will Lewis Hamilton Hunt for in 2022?

Published 01/01/2022, 11:35 AM EST
MONTE CARLO, MONACO – MAY 23: Lewis Hamilton (R) of Great Britain and McLaren listens as Michael Schumacher (L) of Germany and Mercedes GP talks at the drivers press conference during previews to the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Monte Carlo Circuit on May 23, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Lewis Hamilton continued his ascent to the very top of the highest peak in Formula 1 in 2021 as well. It’s very well known that at the top of that peak resides the German legend Michael Schumacher, But over the course of the past few seasons, Hamilton has come closer and closer to the very top.

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Hamilton registered his 100th race win this season and ended this season with his tally at 103 wins and 103 poles. The Mercedes driver missed out on overtaking Schumacher’s record seven world titles this year.

But in the coming season, Hamilton can not only surpass that record by winning title number eight but he can also break a whole host of other records too.

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The Records of Michael Schumacher that Lewis Hamilton Can Break in 2022

Michael Schumacher recorded a race win for 15 straight seasons in his career. With his win in Bahrain in 2021, Hamilton matched that tally, something he can easily overtake in the next season.

The German holds the joint record of most wins at the same track, with eight race wins in the French GP. And eight is the same number of wins that Hamilton has at Hungaroring and Silverstone. Both the races are on the calendar in 2022.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Between 1996 to 2006, Michael Schumacher raced for Ferrari a total of 180 times.

So far, Lewis Hamilton’s tally is 178 races with Mercedes, a record that will automatically tumble in the third race of the 2022 season.

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From Indianapolis in 2001 to Suzuka in 2002, Schumacher got on the podium a record 19 times in a row. Hamilton’s numbers in the same context are 16 podiums in a row, and one shouldn’t rule out a record 20 podiums in a row for him.

The big one. Lewis Hamilton came incredibly close to winning his eighth title this season but lost out in an incredibly cruel fashion. Nevertheless, the Briton will charge again in 2022.

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And if he manages to win the eighth, that would seal his name, statistically at least, as the greatest driver in F1 history.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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