Ahead of Brazil! Lewis Hamilton 3rd All-Time in This Astonishing F1 Stat

Lewis Hamilton has continued to build on his everlasting legacy. The British speedster has suddenly found some much-needed form and speed in the championship. He recently won the Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit.

Hamilton currently has 102 wins in Formula One, which is 11 better than Michael Schumacher‘s 91. This is a record that might not be beaten soon. Interestingly, his win tally is more than the winning tally of many countries.

Lewis Hamilton would be 3rd on the list for most F1 wins ever if he was his own country pic.twitter.com/mlcI6eefhR

— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) November 24, 2021

In an astonishing stat, only two countries have more victories than Lewis. Hamilton can achieve another impressive stat if he wins the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix in Jeddah next week. By winning his 103rd race, he would have managed half the wins from the combined total of Great Britain.

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Andrew Shovlin decodes why Lewis Hamilton is so fast right now

As reported by Crash.net, Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin explains why Hamilton has gained so much speed on the rest of the field. After Mexico, Lewis has been comfortable faster than everyone in the field, including Verstappen.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 20, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after finishing first place in qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool

“He’s really in the zone at the moment and we can do all our simulations but nothing explains why he was that far ahead, ahead of Max, it’s fundamentally just down to him really sort of digging deep and doing what needs to be done,” said Shovlin while explaining his pace difference in Qatar.

“But Lewis knows what needs to be done to win these championships, the team knows what needs to be done, and we’re all just getting on and doing it. But having him in the car is just a huge boost to our confidence,” concluded Shovlin.

It is quite astonishing that Lewis Hamilton has won as many races as most countries. And there are no signs of stopping as he is on course to becoming an 8-time world champion in Formula One.

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