Schumacher vs Hamilton – Battle of the Statistics

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After Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s most career wins records, the debate over who is the better of the two rages on.

In the end, a comparison of drivers from different eras can never be entirely objective and mostly comes down to personal opinion and preference. This is why we will not to go into any kind of serious analysis of who the better of the two is. Instead, we decided to provide you with a comparison of Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton’s most interesting career statistics, so you can draw your own conclusions.


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Schumacher vs Hamilton – The Statistics

Lewis Hamilton

Stat

Michael Schumacher

261

Total GPs

306

91

Wins

91

160

Podiums

155

4050

Points

3961

224

Points finishes

221

51

Fastest laps

77

4930

Laps led

5111

6

Times world champion

7

14

Number of seasons in Formula 1

19

14

Number of seasons with at least 1 win

15

11

Most wins in a single season

13

16

Consecutive podium finishes

19

44

Consecutive points finishes

24

17

Pole / win / fastest lap in a single GP

22

So, in your opinion, who is the better driver – Michael Shumacher of Lewis Hamilton? Give us your thoughts in the comments below!

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