Hamilton has outperformed Verstappen in their first 150 races

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In Canada Max Verstappen has completed 150th race, leading some to compare his stats to Lewis Hamilton’s stats after the Briton’s first 150 races.

Max Verstappen became the youngest ever Formula 1 driver when he made his full-time debut in 2015, with Toro Rosso.

At the Canadian Grand Prix, the Dutch driver has participated in his 150th F1 race, and in the meantime he has picked up 26 wins, 15 pole positions and 67 podiums.

Well some have taken their time to take a look at Lewis Hamilton’s stats during his first 150 races, and he beats Max in all of them.

In the first 150 races after his debut in 2007, with McLaren, Hamilton registered 34 wins, 40 poles and 72 podiums. He won his first F1 title just a year later.

And this was just the beginning of a groundbreaking career in which Lewis has broken almost all conceivable records.


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British rally driver Kris Meeke has emphasized the impact Hamilton had on young British drivers who have since entered the sport.

“This new generation that are coming through, I think it’s probably the Lewis Hamilton effect,” he told talkSPORT.

“These guys, like Lando Norris, were probably only 10 or 12 years of age when Lewis was winning his first world title.

“I think it’s a knock-on effect of that, but globally F1 has really grown strong over the last few years and these guys are just megastars, all of them, so it’s good to see.

“It’s healthy for motorsport and that feeds down,” Meeke concluded.

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