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Lewis Hamilton: 4 Formula 1 Records the Mercedes Driver Set Through the 2023 Season
- Lewis Hamilton had a Formula 1 season that fell below his usual standards
- The Mercedes driver struggled largely through a large part of the campaign
- Sports Brief highlights four records the British driver set despite his season
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marked the conclusion of the 2023 Formula 1 season.
The campaign, spanning an impressive 22 circuits across the globe, witnessed Max Verstappen's unprecedented dominance in the history of the sport.
The 26-year-old added a cherry on top of the cake of what was an impeccable season with another remarkable win under the lights of the Yas Marina Circuit.
The Red Bull driver etched his name in the annals of the sport by securing his third consecutive F1 Championship, breaking numerous records along the way.
Nonetheless, amid Verstappen's spotlight-stealing performance, there remained a significant space for Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton to make his mark in the sport.
The seven-time world champion faced another challenging Formula 1 campaign, extending his winless streak to a second year.
Nevertheless, Hamilton secured six podium finishes amidst the struggles of the Brackley-based team throughout the season.
As the 38-year-old shifts his focus towards a successful 2024 F1 season, Sports Brief explores four records the British driver broke during the captivating 2023 season.
Most Pole Positions in a Single Grand Prix
Hamilton claimed a record ninth pole position at the Hungarian GP, surpassing the shared record of eight held by Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna, as reported by Sky Sports F1.
Schumacher achieved eight poles in Japan during his career, while Senna's eighth qualifying success came at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, a day before his tragic accident at Imola.
Total Fastest Laps
Despite Mercedes facing challenges, the former McLaren driver secured four fastest laps during the tumultuous season, bringing his total to 65. He now stands only 12 fastest laps behind the sport's all-time leader, Schumacher, who holds 77, according to reports from grandprix247.com.
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Most Formula 1 Pole Positions
Hamilton's pole position win in Hungary extended his record as the driver with the most pole positions in Formula 1 history to 104. His closest competitor, Schumacher, managed a total of 68 during his career, according to data courtesy of StatF1.
Most Podium Finishes in Formula 1
The British driver extended the record for the most podium finishes in Formula 1 history to 197, with an additional six podiums during the season, as reported by StatF1. It should be noted that he was denied his seventh podium after a disqualification at the United States Grand Prix at COTA.
While Hamilton's overall performance in the 2023 season may have been underwhelming, the Mercedes driver is optimistic about returning to his best form in the upcoming 2024 season.
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Max Verstappen sets Formula 1 record
In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Verstappen set a new Formula 1 record with his victory at the Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit.
The Dutch driver, who had already broken the record for the most consecutive victories, added another milestone thanks to a commanding win on the night.
Verstappen will now shift his focus to the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, aiming to extend his record in what can only be described as a season of success.