Hamilton sets F1 wins record: The six-time champion's greatest victories

By Sports Desk October 25, 2020

The records continue to tumble for Lewis Hamilton after his triumph at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton registered the 92nd win of his Formula One career at Portimao, surpassing the record previously held by the legendary Michael Schumacher.

It was the 27th different grand prix the Merdeces driver has won and the 28th track at which he has tasted success, extending records he already held in both categories.

Hamilton sits top of the drivers' standings and looks destined to match Schumacher's all-time haul of seven championships.

Following his record-breaking win in Portugal, we look back at some of the Briton's greatest drives.


2007 Canadian Grand Prix 

Hamilton provided an early display of his championship mentality in a dramatic race in Montreal. He may have led throughout, but he had to navigate the safety car being deployed four times in order to clinch his maiden victory in F1. The triumph sent Hamilton eight points clear of team-mate Fernando Alonso in the standings but he was pipped to the title by Kimi Raikkonen.

STAT: Hamilton had the most consecutive podium finishes from debut in F1 history (nine) and equalled Jacques Villeneuve's record for wins in a rookie campaign (four) in a stunning first year in the series.

2008 British Grand Prix

After failing to score points at the two previous races and slipping to fourth in the standings, Hamilton bounced back emphatically with a dominant win at a wet Silverstone. Mistakes in qualifying meant he could only start from fourth, but McLaren's strategy amid changeable conditions was spot on. Hamilton won by over a minute and lapped everyone up to fourth place.

STAT: Hamilton won four straight British GPs between 2014 and 2017. Jim Clark (1962-65) is the only other F1 driver to have achieved that feat.

2013 Hungarian Grand Prix

Hamilton came in for criticism for leaving McLaren and replacing Schumacher at Mercedes from the 2013 season. He got off the mark with the Silver Arrows in Hungary at a circuit that was not expected to favour his car, holding onto pole position despite not being given much of a chance of converting it into a victory. The tyres on the Mercedes held up better, with Hamilton pulling off quick passes on Jenson Button and Mark Webber following pit stops that his nearest rivals could not replicate as he stormed to glory.

STAT: Hamilton won at the Hungaroring for the eighth time in 2020, matching Schumacher's record for the most victories at a single circuit (Magny-Cours).

2018 German Grand Prix

Hamilton started 14th following a hydraulic failure in qualifying but he secured an astounding victory at Hockenheim. Sebastian Vettel looked set to extend his lead in the race for the championship until rainfall on part of the track resulted in him crashing out from first place with 25 laps to go. Hamilton pulled away after the resulting safety car period and was catapulted to the top of the standings, a position he did not relinquish en route to his fifth title.

STAT: By going from P14 to victory, Hamilton completed his win from the furthest back on the starting grid.

2019 Monaco Grand Prix

A stunning display of tyre management saw Hamilton keep the dangerous Max Verstappen at bay and seal Mercedes' sixth straight win from the start of the season. An early safety car after Charles Leclerc's crash saw Hamilton placed on the medium compound, while his rivals received hards. Despite fading grip and incessant pressure from Verstappen leading Hamilton to say over team radio he would need "a miracle" to win, he held on for a phenomenal triumph at the iconic circuit. He said afterwards: "I think it was the hardest race I've had. I've had a lot of races but globally, in the car and with the tyres, the strategy, with Max behind, it was the biggest challenge I think I've had and I'm really grateful I was able to pull it off."

STAT: Hamilton's pole in Monaco was his 59th with Mercedes and saw him surpass Schumacher's record of 58 poles with the same constructor (Ferrari).

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