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Lewis Hamilton’s 300th Grand Prix, his career in numbers

The 2022 French Grand Prix will be the 300th race in the career of Lewis Hamilton, who made his debut in 2007 at McLaren in Australia, and has since won 7 world titles.

Hamilton will make his 300th Grand Prix start at the French Grand Prix, becoming the sixth driver in the sport’s history to reach this impressive milestone joining Kimi Räikkönen, Fernando Alonso, Rubens Barichello, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button on this prestigious list .

Lewis Hamilton’s 300th Grand Prix

299

From Australia in 2007 to Austria in 2022, Hamilton has taken part in 299 races during his 16 seasons as a Formula 1 driver. It is the seventh most of all time and, after the France, he will be six races away from joining Schumacher and Button for the fourth most starts of all time with 306.

103

Most wins of all time. Of his 299 race starts, he won 34.45% of the races he entered. It is the fourth-best success rate in Formula 1 history, behind Juan Manual Fangio, Alberto Ascari and Jim Clark, who have participated in far fewer races than the Mercedes driver.

From his first win at Montreal in 2007 to the most recent at Jeddah in 2021, Hamilton has racked up an incredible number of wins and currently has at least one win in every season he has contested in Formula 1. difficult in 2022, will he be able to continue his momentum this season?

103

And it’s also 103 pole positions, which corresponds to his total of victories. This is a record that may not be broken anytime soon, as he has 35 more pole positions than the second best, which is Schumacher with 68 units. Statistically the best poleman the sport has ever known, Hamilton has put in some incredible performances when it comes to pole. Who can forget Singapore and Australia in 2018? Or Austria in 2019? Or Montreal in 2007? Or Hungary in 2015?

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60

In the 299 races he contested, Hamilton racked up 60 fastest laps in the race, the second most of all time behind Schumacher’s 77. This is one of the rare records that the seven-time world champion does not yet possess. But, with time passing and the many opportunities available to him, could he still break this record?

19

Hat-tricks in Formula 1 are earned by taking pole position, winning the race and setting the fastest lap. Hamilton has done it 19 times – the second most ever behind Schumacher (23). Hamilton first achieved this feat at Fuji in 2007 as a rookie.

6

A Grand Slam is similar to a hat-trick, but instead of taking pole, victory and the fastest lap, you must also have led all of the Grand Prix race laps. Hamilton has done it six times in his career, most recently at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which puts him second to the great Jim Clark, with eight, on the all-time list.

Lewis Hamilton settling into his Mercedes W13 at the 2022 French Grand Prix

Hamilton Lewis (GBR), Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team (GRB), portrait

186

If he climbed 103 times on the top step of the podium, Hamilton has sometimes been forced to settle for the other two steps, but this has only happened to him 83 times. He currently sits at the top of the all-time podium list, 31 ahead of his closest rival, Schumacher, who sits in second place.

173

This is the number of times Hamilton has started a Grand Prix on the front row. Sure, 103 of those times were on pole position, but he’s started second on the grid on another 70 occasions. It’s another stat he completely dominates, with second-placed Schumacher starting on the front row 119 times.

Hamilton started on the front row for the first time in the third race of his rookie season, in Bahrain. He has already made 20 consecutive starts on the front row and holds the record for most starts in a season, 18, which he achieved in 2015.

178

Besides his 103 victories, Hamilton has led a Grand Prix 178 times, most recently at the British Grand Prix this year. It’s another record he dominates, having led 36 more races than the second-placed driver… and yes, it’s still Schumacher.

259

In his 299 starts, Hamilton has finished in the points 259 times, 35 times more than Fernando Alonso, who is the second driver to finish in the points. Hamilton also finished in the points in 86.6% of the races he entered in his career.

17,093

Before the 2022 French Grand Prix, Hamilton has completed 17,093 laps since his debut in 2007, which is around 86,045 km of racing. In the history of the sport, only his former rivals Räikkönen and Alonso have done more laps than him.

27

In 16 seasons, 299 Grands Prix, 17,093 laps and 8,6045 km covered, there are bound to be difficult moments among the many highlights of Hamilton’s career. This is 27 retirements, which means that he has not finished only 9.03% of his races.

4,274.5

Hamilton also holds the record for most points scored in Formula 1, with 4,274.5. Of course, Hamilton and many other drivers benefited from the change in the point allocation system in 2010, but it’s still remarkable that he got 1,198.5 points more than four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, second.

5,404

Hamilton has led 5,404 laps in his career, which is the highest figure ever. This means that he led the equivalent of 27,518 km in his 299 races.

Lewis Hamilton during free practice at the 2022 French Grand Prix

44 Hamilton Lewis (GBR), Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team (GRB), Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 Performance 60, Mercedes, action

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