The One F1 Record Where Sebastian Vettel Utterly Crushes Lewis Hamilton

Published 04/13/2021, 12:50 AM EDT
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – JUNE 08: Pole position qualifier Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and second place qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talk in parc ferme during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


Lewis Hamilton is widely considered to be one of the greatest drivers to have ever graced the F1 paddock. However, it appears that he is not as dominant in-season, as he thinks. As it turns out, he does not hold the record for the most consecutive race wins in a season; that honor goes to Sebastian Vettel, during his Red Bull days.

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As it turns out, Vettel is tied with Alberto Ascari with nine consecutive wins each. The German driver managed to achieve this in the 2013 season. He started the win streak from the Belgian Grand Prix and it continued up until the Brazilian Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Ascari coincidentally began his streak at Belgium in the 1952 season, and ended it in Belgium itself in the 1953 season.

All Time Consecutive Wins [oc] from formula1

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Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton has only managed to muster five consecutive wins. Moreover, he is tied with Michael Schumacher, Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell, and Jack Brabham.

But, in the Briton’s defense, he has been able to achieve it in the 2014 and 2020 seasons, the only one to do it in two different seasons.

Things get even worse for Lewis Hamilton

It is also worth mentioning that Schumacher has beaten his own streak twice over. In fact, he did it twice in the 2004 season, setting a five-race streak and a seven-race streak. If he had won the Monaco Grand Prix that year, he could have had a 13-race winning streak.

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Additionally, Hamilton’s former teammate, Nico Rosberg also has a seven-race winning streak. The 2016 world champion kicked it off in the 2015 season, before he carried forward that momentum into 2016, his championship-winning year. Unfortunately, he did not have a chance to start a fresh streak, as he retired after winning the title.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Nevertheless, Lewis Hamilton has a chance to overhaul that in the 2021 season. He got a good start when he won the opening round in Bahrain. Now he will hope to continue it in Imola this weekend. However, he will not have it easy, especially with Max Verstappen breathing down his neck.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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