Lewis Hamilton is considered to be one of the greatest drivers in F1 history. However, there is one aspect of F1 where he does not stand above the others.
As it turns out, he does not have a record for the most consecutive race wins in a season. That record is held by Sebastian Vettel from his Red Bull days.
Vettel is tied with Alberto Ascari with each having 9 consecutive wins. The German managed this feat back in 2013. He began the streak at the Belgian Grand Prix and it continued up until the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ascari on the other hand, began his streak at Belgium in the 1952 season, ending it back in Belgium in 1953.
Lewis Hamilton has managed only five consecutive wins. He is also tied with Michael Schumacher, Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell, and Jack Brabham.
But the Briton has been able to achieve that feat in 2014 and in 2020, the only one to do so in two different seasons.
One thing worth mentioning is that Schumacher has twice beaten his own streak. He did so during the 2004 season setting a five-race streak and a seven-race streak. Had he won the Monaco Grand Prix that year, he would have managed to pull off a 13-race winning streak.
Hamilton’s former teammate Nico Rosberg also has a seven race winning streak. The 2016 world champion began the streak in 2015 and carried it on to 2016, when he won the championship.
Hamilton has a fresh chance in 2021 where he has already won the season opener at Bahrain. He will hope to continue the streak through Imola this weekend.
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