Lewis Hamilton wins fourth F1 world championship: his career in numbers

Hamilton finished Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix in ninth but Sebastian Vettel's failure to finish in the top two handed the British driver his fourth drivers' championship

Philip Duncan
Mexico City
Sunday 29 October 2017 21:52
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Formula One world championship for a fourth time
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Formula One world championship for a fourth time

Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion for a fourth time after finishing ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Here, we look at the numbers behind the 32-year-old's remarkable career.

1 - Hamilton becomes Britain's first quadruple world champion (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017) after moving one clear of Sir Jackie Stewart.

72 - The Canadian Grand Prix in 2007 marked Hamilton's first career pole position. He now has more poles than any driver in the history of the sport after surpassing Michael Schumacher's tally of 68 in Italy.

Lewis Hamilton's F1 career in numbers

62 - Hamilton also tasted his opening victory at the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix, and has won 61 further races. He is second on the all-time list behind Schumacher (91).

40 - Hamilton has won 40 races in his five seasons at Mercedes.

206 - Hamilton has competed in more than 200 races after reaching his double ton in Belgium earlier this year. Brazilian Rubens Barrichello holds the all-time record with 323.

Hamilton celebrated with donuts in front of the Mexican crowd

11 - Hamilton has started 11 consecutive grand prix campaigns, and has won at least one race in each of those years.

9 - Hamilton has won nine grands prix, more than double the tally of Sebastian Vettel (four), this season.

116 - Hamilton has finished on the podium in more than half of the grands prix he has contested. He also shares the record with Schumacher and Vettel for the most podium finishes (17) in a single season which he achieved in 2015 and last year.

18 - The Englishman holds the outright record for the number of consecutive races in which he has led at least one lap.

4 - Hamilton joins Michael Schumacher (seven), Juan Manuel Fangio (five), Alain Prost and Vettel (both four) as only the fifth driver to have won more than three titles.

Hamilton won a fourth world championship in Mexico

44 - Hamilton's race number which he first used in his junior career, and latterly in F1, when drivers were permitted to choose their own number from 2014 onwards.

1 - Hamilton is the only black driver to have won a grand prix and a championship.

2 - Hamilton has raced for two teams in his career. He started life in Formula One with McLaren (2007-2012) before moving to Mercedes (2013 to present) where he has won three of his four titles. He will stage discussions with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff over extending his contract beyond 2018 during the winter.

22 - Hamilton's age in his debut race at the 2007 Australian Grand Prix. The Englishman finished third in Melbourne and went on to record nine consecutive podium finishes in his rookie campaign.

117 - No driver has started on the front row of the gird on more occasions than Hamilton. The Briton surpassed Schumacher's haul after securing pole position in the United States last weekend.


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