2020 promises to be a historic season in Formula 1, with many records up for grabs. Most of the biggest ones could be broken by Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton is very likely to break Michael Schumacher’s records of 91 grand prix wins if he continues the average of at least 9 wins per season, that he holds since 2014. The Briton currently has 84 wins.
Lewis Hamilton is just 4 podium finishes shy of breaking Michael Schumacher’s record of 155 podiums out of 308 starts. Until today the Briton scored 151 podiums out of 250 starts.
Hamilton could break Michael Schumacher’s record of 221 points finishes. The Briton is just 10 top-ten finishes shy of the German’s impressive tally. Kimi Raikkonen, who is currently equaling Hamilton, could also break the same record.
In addition, Hamilton could also break his own record of 33 consecutive points finishes, that he amassed from the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix to the 2018 French Grand Prix.
Grands prix won leading every lap
Hamiton could surpass Ayrton Senna’s record of 19 victories in which he led every lap. The Briton is one such win shy of breaking the record.
Most pole positions at the same grand prix
Hamilton could break this record if he scores a pole position in Australia, the first race of the season. The Briton was on pole eight times at Albert Park, tied with Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher at the same venue.
Consecutive constructors’ championships
In 2019 Mercedes equaled Ferrari’s record of six consecutive constructors’ championships and in 2020 the German team is a big favorite for surpassing that number. Mercedes won every championship since the beginning of the “turbo-hybrid” era in 2014 until today. You can browse through Mercedes’ incredible Formula 1 history and check out all of their results here.
In addition Hamilton could equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven drivers’ championships and embark on a historic campaign to break that record in 2021.