Third in the British Grand Prix last weekend, Lewis Hamilton has broken two records previously held by Michael Schumacher.
Lewis Hamilton is gradually finding a smile. After an extremely complicated start to the season, due in particular to the significant porpoising of his Mercedes, the seven-time world champion has been talking about him again in recent weeks. Third in the Canadian Grand Prix on June 19, the Briton did it again this weekend at home, on the Silverstone circuit, in England.
13th podium at Silverstone
Sir Lewis Hamilton thus signed a 10th consecutive podium at Silverstone, the 13th of his career on the English track. From then on, the British driver erased the record of the German legend Michael Schumacher, who until then held the greatest number of podiums on the same circuit (12). A feat that “Schumi” had managed to do in Imola, Barcelona and Montreal.
16th season in a row leading a GP
Although he finished in 3rd place on home soil, behind Sergio Perez and winner Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton briefly took the lead in the race. A big first this year! On the other hand, it is not the first time in his career, he who has just completed a 16th consecutive season at the head of a Grand Prix (2007-2022), at the same time exceeding the mark left by Michael Schumacher (1992 -2006). A new time.