After the record-breaking Formula 1 2020 season marked by Lewis Hamilton, he already has a chance to break more in the 2021 season opener.
If you thought Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 2020 season put an end to his idea of breaking records, these are the ones of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, think a- again.
Hamilton, back for his ninth consecutive season with Mercedes after his fourth consecutive world championship and sixth in the first seven seasons of the V6 hybrid era, has a chance to break two other big records – yes, already in the opening of the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix season at the Bahrain International Circuit.
He runs Schumacher with just 12 laps led to lead the full-time laps list and is tied with Schumacher for the most podium finishes with one lifter.
Hamilton had a chance to break the first of those two records at the end of last year’s season. He entered the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit after leading at least 16 laps in seven of his 11 starts at the track, but the race winner was unsuccessful. five times at all in 2020. In fact, he failed to run anywhere except his finishing position in third place.
He has led at least 49 laps in three of Bahrain International Circuit’s last seven races, and is set to start a season opener today in second place alongside Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on the front row.
As for the other record he can break, he can do so just by finishing the season opener in the top three.
If he finishes the Bahrain Grand Prix on the podium, he will be the new rebounder for the most podium finishes by one lifter with 117.
It was slated to break another record in the season opener as well, before a schedule change.
The season was originally scheduled to kick off with the Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park Ciruit Grand Prix on Sunday, March 21 before restrictions related to coronavirus pandemic in Melbourne, Australia postponed it until Sunday , 21 November.
Without 2020, which has not seen the Australian Grand Prix as a result of the pandemic, it has taken six consecutive pole positions for the 58-lap race around the 16-turn, 3.296-mile (5.304) road track. -km) in Albert Park. , Melbourne, Australia. That’s great for all pole positions at the track in a V6 turbo hybrid era.
Hamilton is tied with Schumacher and Ayrton Senna for the most pole positions for one race. Schumacher took eight polar positions for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit and Senna took eight for the San Marina Grand Prix at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola).
Will Hamilton break any of these full-time Formula 1 records today? ESPN plans to broadcast the Bahrain Grand Prix live from Bahrain International Circuit starting at 11:00 am ET in the morning. He also has a chance to tie Schumacher’s record for most consecutive seasons with a win (15) in this event.