Lewis Hamilton's victory at Silverstone in numbers

After two and a half years without a victory, Lewis Hamilton returned to success on home soil by winning the British Grand Prix and breaking new records at the same time.

Published on 08/07/2024 à 11:47

Dorian Grangier

0 View comments)

Lewis Hamilton's victory at Silverstone in numbers

© Eric Alonso / DPPI

104 wins

What a long time it took to come, this 104th victory in Formula 1 for Lewis Hamilton ! By winning at home on the Silverstone circuit, the Briton won his first victory in more than two and a half years! Obviously, he pushes the Formula 1 victory record a little further with this 104th success and moves away from Michael Schumacher (91 victories) on the list. Since his debut in the premier category, the seven-time world champion has won 30,23% of Grands Prix which he participated (104/344).

199 podiums

A new victory which also means a new podium for Lewis Hamilton, the 199th of his career in Formula 1. Here again, the Briton is well ahead of Michael Schumacher (155 podiums) and brings his podium ratio per Grand Prix to 57,85 .XNUMX%.

9 victories at Silverstone

This is the record of the weekend: thanks to his victory on Sunday, Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the ninth time. This is quite simply the record for victories in the same event. We could even extrapolate as far as the Silverstone circuit: a driver has never won nine times on the same circuit. The previous record was co-held by Michael Schumacher (8 victories in the French GP at Magny-Cours) and… Lewis Hamilton (8 victories in the Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring)

945 days

We mentioned above, Lewis Hamilton's long wait to get back on the path to success: two years, seven months and two days after his victory at the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the Briton had to wait 57 Grands Prix - or 945 days – before returning to the top step of the podium on Sunday, at the end of the British Grand Prix.

17 years and 27 days

In addition to the record for victories in F1 and on the same circuit, Lewis Hamilton also broke the record for duration between the first and last victory in Formula 1: between the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix and the 2024 British Grand Prix, 17 years and 27 days and 338 Grands Prix have passed!

16 years with a victory

Among the other records broken by Lewis Hamilton on Sunday, that of the number of seasons spent with at least one victory. By winning at Silverstone, the Briton won at least one race in 16 different years, breaking the record he co-held with Michael Schumacher. Let us also point out that a driver had never won a Grand Prix beyond his 300 Grands Prix: the driver Mercedes did it in his 344th Grand Prix in F1.

ALSO READ > Hamilton on top, Pérez on the other side: notes from the 2024 British Grand Prix

Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

0 View comments)