Hamilton equals Schumacher’s title record Who would think any individual would have come close, and now Lewis Hamilton has equaled the record of Michael Schumacher’s seven Formula 1 World Championships. Lewis Hamilton won the Turkish Grand Prix for his 7th championship, following previous successes in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
The Briton already holds the record number for most pole positions and Schumacher won 91 F1 over a total earlier this season. In order to see how sports legends compare, we trimmed the numbers.
As for the championships, Hamilton now has seven titles with Schumacher and is the most successful driver of all time.
With two free Argentinian legend Juan Manuel Fangio, Hamilton takes the seventh win in the all-time lead. Fangio won 5 titles during the 1950s.
The title is the fourth for Hamilton in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020). The successive F1 championships were recorded by Schumacher, who won five titles ahead of him and a bounce between 2000 and 2004.
It will also be Hamilton’s sixth title in seven years. Hamilton’s supremacy was broken by the five-point lead of Nico Rosberg, his Mercedes teammate, in 2016.
The only other rider currently winning more than one championship is Sebastian Vettel Hamilton equals Schumacher’s title record.
While Hamilton has yet to sign on for 2021, he is expected to renew his Mercedes contract expiring next month and looks well-positioned to build on his record-equalling title.
Mercedes was the dominant team of 2020 and in seven consecutive years has sealed clean sweeps of the F1 championships, an unprecedented successful run in the racing sport.