Lewis Hamilton has had another record-breaking year at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, winning 11 out of 15 races he has entered this season, meaning that he has equalled the all-time F1 World Drivers Championship wins record of seven, previously held by Michael Schumacher since the 2004 season.
To put this into context, prior to Schumacher winning seven world championships, the previous record was held by Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio all the way back in 1957, when he won his fifth drivers title whilst driving for Maserati. This season Hamilton also broke Schumacher’s record of most single F1 race wins which stood at 91, the British driver currently has 95 wins to his name.
Alongside Hamilton’s incredible personal achievement, he also helped his team to win a seventh Constructors Championship in a row, which broke the record Ferrari set in 2004 of six in a row.
Hamilton’s team has now won seven out of a possible eight constructors titles since he joined the team back in 2013, with the Stevenage born driver being the team’s top points scorer in six out of their seven title wins.
All of the achievements which have been listed above means that Hamilton to win Sports Personality of the Year again is down at 2/5, as he leads the way in the shortlist.