Like most Sundays, this past one had Lewis Hamilton written all over it once again. The Brit reached the summit of Formula 1 taking a pole-to-finish victory at the Portuguese GP, and crushing Valtteri Bottas’ hopes in the championship fight.
Similar to the track characteristics, the race was a rollercoaster ride with innumerable battles on display. Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez, Pierre Gasly all drove brilliantly, but the race will be most remembered for Hamilton’s record-breaking drive to the top.
Here are all the numbers from the 2020 Portuguese GP:
- Lewis Hamilton emulated Michael Schumacher to become the sport’s most successful driver in terms of race victories, with 92 race wins to his name.
- Hamilton also holds the record for most podiums (161), pole positions (97), consecutive race starts (262), career points (3687), points finishes (225), consecutive points finishes (45), races led (159), most distance led (25,259 km), amongst several others.
- Hamilton won on Sunday with a margin on 25.592 seconds, the largest victory margin in 2020. The largest until now was 24.177 seconds, between Hamilton and Max Verstappen at the Spanish GP. The smallest victory margin this year is 0.415 seconds at the Italian GP.
- Hamilton has won 8 of the 12 races so far. He’s won at least 9 in each championship-winning season with the Mercedes F1 team.
- Of the 32 circuits Hamilton has raced at, he has pole at 29 of them (except Magny-Cours, Buddh and Istanbul) and has won at 28 of them (except Magny-Cours, Buddh, Valencia and Yeongam).