5866 Days after World Championship 2003 in Japan, in which Michael Schumacher was able to assert himself in the Ferrari against Kimi Reiki kings in the McLaren and thus crowned himself the first six-time Formula One champion of all time, Lewis Hamilton also writes history in Austin. The Brit wins his sixth title prematurely with the second place and rises higher and higher in the Royal Class Olympus. Only Schumacher is one step above him.
It was never my goal to catch up with Michael. I never thought of the records,”Hamilton remains modest even after winning the title in the USA. The glorious Ferrari records have now set a little dust. There would never be a bigger pilot than Michael Schumacher, one thought 2003.
But now Hamilton is on the best way to surpass the invincible. Already in the coming season, the Mercedes pilot could not only equalize the seventh championship title with a steady track record like 2019, but could set even more Schumacher badges.
Hamilton: “I still can’t believe it!”
Hamilton: “I still can’t believe it!” h2>
“I always thought it would be far too far to even think about getting close to Michael. I only had one title for a very long time, then I got the second one. That was so far away. Now it seems to be close to grasping, but it is still so far away.”
A look at the statistics shows: He is closer than he thinks. If he repeats his performance next year, he will have more racing chains than shoemakers to book. At the moment he is at 83, Schumacher reached 91.
With average 10,2 wins p er season since 2014 Hamilton will surpass this brand 2020. His winning rate is already better than that of the record champion: Schumacher was able to win a percentage of it at 306 race start 29,74, Hamilton is currently at a percentage of 33,47 percent.
However, most wins in one season remain German. Thirteen times Schumacher hit 2004, Sebastian Vettel did it to him 2013. Hamilton’s best mark has so far been eleven victories per season (2014, 2018).
72 of his 91 successes Schumacher was able to ride alone with the Scuderia Ferrari. The dream team with Ross Brawn and Jean Todt has long been considered an ideal setting. But Hamilton is also preparing to set this record next year, and he is already stopping at 61 victories with Mercedes.
“I still can’t believe it,” he says. “I still can’t believe it.” When you think of the challenge of the next season, you also have to consider the outstanding achievements of others, A Sunday walk will not be the seventh title in any case.
Schumi records are in danger of falling
“So once again an incredible amount of performance and work will be needed from me and my team, While Hamilton saves his triumph, Toto Wolff remains realistic: “There is a reason why the Schumacher record still holds. Simply because it is very difficult.”
The Viennese is convinced that that Hamilton can pose a danger in a competitive car 2020: “We will continue our work and minimize our mistakes. If he drives a good season, there is no reason why he can’t get the seventh title as well.”
Not only could he equalize the magic number seven and enter most wins, but also most of all podiums. Currently Hamilton is at 150, Schumacher was allowed to climb the stairs 155 times. With an impressive podium rate of 60,48 percent this should be easy for him.
14 times in his career Hamilton has managed to achieve the perfect weekend, also called “Triple”. This includes the pole position, the fastest lap and the race track. Schumacher performed this trick with a full 22-time finish, but he has to stretch 2020.
The new champion has his nose in most of the leading races (146:142), but not in the driving rounds (5.111:4.421) and the driving kilometers (24.110:22.380). Also achievable: most of the scores (221:211).
Two Schumacher records Hamilton will definitely not break 2020: those of the fastest races and the longest winning series after years. At the moment he is at 46 fastest races (like Kimi Racing Kings), the German, on the other hand, created strong 77. In addition Schumacher won at least one race in series for the fifteenth year, Hamilton stands 2019 at 13.
Wolff: 7. Hamilton title “would be fun”
Man just needs new challenges, In order to maintain his performance level, the Mercedes team leader knows. Wolff describes concrete goals, in Hamilton’s case the best Schumacher brands, in an exclusive conversation with’Motorsport-Total.com’even as “essential”.
“If you run out of goals, you have to do something else”, he is convinced. This is why the team leader also wants to ensure the greatest possible support for his project to his patron. If there were no such common goals with Hamilton, Wolff would not “hang on” to his role just for the sake of recognition.
“At the moment there are some supposed goals that could amuse me,” he notes, and addressed them directly, He confesses: “One of them would be a seventh title for Lewis.”
Incidentally: Hamilton could soon set a record of his great idol Ayrton Senna. The most start-goal wins (victory plus each round led). The 34-year-old is currently at 18, Senna created this piece 19 times.