It’s been barely a week since Lewis Hamilton last took a record from Michael Schumacher, but it’s just happened again as he sits behind the wheel of a Mercedes for his 180th race.
As Lewis Hamilton took a podium finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the driver completed 16 seasons with at least one podium finish, wiping Schumacher from the record books with his own record of 15 seasons.
That’s 183 @F1 podiums for this man right here. 🤯
The record books still aren’t safe. 👊 pic.twitter.com/S30ig67byv
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) March 20, 2022
Alongside this, he also became the first driver to reach 250 points in total.
Now, he’s become the first driver to stay with his team for 180 races, once again taking that record from Schumacher.
VSC ends. LH dives in. And re-joins in P12 behind Kevin Magnussen.
Lewis on the Mediums with eight laps to go.
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) March 27, 2022
Hamilton is having a hard time as he currently sits 11 in the Suadi Arabian Grand Prix after a badly-timed virtual safety car.