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2020 might have been the year that Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s seven world titles. But it was also the year that the Mercedes driver overtook the legendary German’s record of 91 wins in the sport. Moreover, Hamilton surpassed Schumacher’s record for most victories with a single constructor. But there are five more Schumacher records Hamilton can break this season.
Hamilton will be bidding for his fifth consecutive title this term. He will match Schumacher’s record-setting achievement of five straight Championships with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004.
Hamilton surely has a decent chance of beating the current best of 13 wins in a season, jointly held by Schumacher (2004) and Sebastian Vettel (2013).
Schumacher won the French Grand Prix an astonishing eight times. Hamilton himself has already matched this record tally, racking up the same number of wins at the Hungarian Grand Prix. If Hamilton is victorious in Hungary this season, he will take the record for most wins in a single race with nine victories.
Schumacher currently holds this record, with a scarcely believable 77 fastest laps to his credit. Hamilton sits on 53 ahead of the new season.
A hat-trick is achieved when a driver can qualify on a pole, record the fastest lap, and then win the race. Schumacher nailed this feat 22 times in his career, but Hamilton is poised to challenge for this accolade, sitting on 18 himself.