By winning the Portuguese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has solidified his place at the top of the drivers’ championship standings. In doing so he has broken Michael Schumacher’s record for most times he ended a grand prix weekend at the top of the standings. He has done so 122 times, more than anyone else in history.
Taking into account the fact that he has started 269 races, this means he has been on top of the standings after 45% of those.
Another interesting record was jointly broken by Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen. They are now a trio that has appeared on the podium together more than any other three drivers in history. They have been on the podium 15 times
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The first time they appeared together was at the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix. At the time Lewis and Valtteri were in P1 and P2 respectively, while Max was in P3. The previous record was held by Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.
Another notable stat is the fact that the Portuguese Grand Prix was Mercedes’ 500th grand prix start, but it also marked Lewis Hamilton’s 150th points finish for the German team. This means he has scored points in all but nine races since joining Mercedes in 2013.