F1, Lewis Hamilton moves closer to Michael Schumacher
2022 is his only winless year so far
Lewis Hamilton is about to reach another major milestone in his remarkable Formula 1 career. In fact, this weekend’s French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard will be his race number 300.
2022 is Hamilton’s 16th year in Formula 1, so far the only one without a single victory. But in the meantime he will join the very small club of those who have done 300 or more races. Ahead of him are Jenson Button at 306 and especially Michael Schumacher at 307, a seven-time world champion like the Mercedes Briton. On the podium we find Rubens Barrichello at 323, Fernando Alonso at 345 and Kimi Raikkonen for the moment leading the way at 350. The Spaniard is still active and in a few races will thus become the driver with the most GPs in Formula 1.
Behind Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel may also soon reach 300. The German is now at 288, so he would join the club at the first race of the 2023 World Championship. Meanwhile, for the Mercedes Briton, the French GP weekend will start a little late, as the first free practice session in Hamilton’s Mercedes will feature reserve driver Nyck De Vries, last season’s Formula E champion.