Lewis Hamilton's F1 career so far in numbers after fifth title win
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrated his fifth Formula 1 title last weekend in Mexico GP to set new records.
Hamilton started his F1 career in 2007 with McLaren and took his first championship in 2008. Following that, he has had four more titles and many race wins and podium finishes in his career so far.
Here's a statistical highlights of his career post his fifth title win:
- Hamilton has entered 227 F1 races and started in all of them - he holds the record which started in 2007 Australian GP and continues on. Nico Rosberg is second with 206 starts between 2006 Bahrain GP and 2016 Abu Dhabi GP.
- The British driver is 10th on the list of drivers having raced for the same constructor - he has 117 races with Mercedes between 2013 and 2018. He also has 227 races with single manufacturer, Mercedes.
- Hamilton has five titles to match with Juan Manuel Fangio - only the third driver to score more than four titles with Michael Schumacher leading with seven.
- Hamilton has scored 71 wins in his career so far with a percentage of 31.28 which is higher than Schumacher (29.55%). Fangio has the best percentage at 46.15. He has 21 wins with McLaren and 50 with Mercedes.
- Hamilton has 81 poles which is already a record number, with 25 scored for McLaren and 56 for Mercedes. His poles percentage is 35.68, only behind Fangio, Jim Clark, Alberto Ascari and Senna.
- Hamilton holds the record of pole and win in the same race with 45 races. He has completed the trio - of pole, fastest lap and a win - in 14 races.
- In the 227 races, Hamilton has only retired in 22.
- Hamilton is the most successful British F1 driver with five titles to Jackie Stewart's three followed by two for Clark and Graham Hill and one for James Hunt, Mike Hawthorn, Nigel Mansell, Jenson Button, Damon Hill and John Surtees.
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The stats were compiled by Darshan Chokhani and Jack Ekeller