The 10 Best F1 Records

The Record-Shattering Triumphs Of The 2023 Formula 1 Season
The Record-Shattering Triumphs Of The 2023 Formula 1 Season

From blistering lap times to nail-biting finishes, Formula One has captivated motorsport fans for decades. Along the way, as drivers push the boundaries of speed and skill, they firmly secure their places in the racing history books, setting records that stand as testaments to their talent.

Below, we’re going to be looking at ten of the best F1 records and exploring some of the most remarkable feats that have left fans in awe. Once you’re done reading, check out the latest on the F1 and get ready for another exciting season, where some of these records could be broken all over again!

1. Most World Championships Won: Michael Schumacher & Lewis Hamilton

When it comes to dominance on the F1 circuit, few names shine as brightly as Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.

The German racing legend jointly holds the record for the most World Championships won, with an astounding seven titles to his name, which he gained in an F1 career that ran from 1994 to 2004.

Lewis Hamilton is tied with the German ace on seven, and will look to eclipse that record when he joins Ferrari in 2025.

2. Most Grand Prix Wins: Lewis Hamilton

In the hall of F1 greats, Lewis Hamilton stands tall as one of the most successful drivers of all time. With his lightning-quick reflexes and unmatched racecraft, Hamilton has amassed a staggering number of Grand Prix victories and, to date, holds the record for the most wins in F1 history, surpassing the previous record set by Michael Schumacher. 

3. Most Pole Positions: Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to securing prime starting positions on the grid. The British racing phenomenon holds the record for the most pole positions in F1 history, consistently outpacing his competitors with incredible qualifying performances. 

4. Most Consecutive World Championships: Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher

In the high-stakes world of F1, achieving consecutive world championships is a rare feat that few drivers can claim. Argentine racing icon Juan Manuel Fangio and German superstar Michael Schumacher share the record for most consecutive World Championships won, with each driver securing an impressive five titles in a row. 

5. Youngest World Champion: Sebastian Vettel

Youthful talent meets raw ambition in the form of Sebastian Vettel, who holds the record for the youngest driver to clinch a World Championship title in F1 history. Vetter’s meteoric rise to victory started in 2010 when, at the age of just 23, he secured his first championship victory, placing him among the legends of the sport.

6. Most Wins in a Single Season: Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen’s performance in the 2023 Formula 1 season was nothing short of legendary. The Red Bull driver set a new benchmark in the annals of racing by securing an unprecedented 19 victories, a feat that etched his name into the history books as the holder of the most wins in a single season, beating his own previous record from 2022.

Previously, the record was held by German drivers Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel, with each securing an incredible thirteen victories in their respective championship-winning campaigns. 

7. Most Podium Finishes: Lewis Hamilton

Consistency is key in F1, and few drivers exemplify this better than Lewis Hamilton. With his uncanny ability to deliver podium-worthy performances race after race, Hamilton holds the record for most podium finishes in F1 history, with an amazing 191 between March 2007 and November 2022. That’s 61% of his total race entries!

8. Most Fastest Laps: Lewis Hamilton

In a common F1 record-holding theme, Lewis Hamilton really is in a league of his own, and he also holds the record for the most fastest laps in F1 history, with a total of 65. His fastest ever was at Monza in 2020, where he broke the track record twice and hit an amazing 164.3mph. 

9. Most Career Points: Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton continues to rewrite the record books, and his accumulation of career points is no exception. Hamilton holds the record for the most career points in F1 history, with 4,666.5. This ability to score points across various seasons and conditions is a testament to Hamilton’s consistent high-level performances and is just one of many things that prove he really is a legend of the racetrack. 

10. Most Consecutive Race Wins: Max Verstappen

Until recently, this accolade was held by Sebastian Vettel, but in the 2023 F1 season, Max Verstappen shone through as a real contender and earned the record for most consecutive race wins, with an incredible ten wins in a row. He continues to be one to watch, and not only has he grabbed this title, but is on track to smash several other records across the course of the next couple of seasons.

As the latest chapter in the F1 saga unfolds, these records serve as reminders of the awe-inspiring talent and dedication displayed by the sport’s greatest drivers. As fans eagerly await the next breathtaking race, all that’s left to see is who the next driver to step into the record-breaking Hall of Fame will be!

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