The victory in Budapest, Hungary would see Lewis hamilton move closer to Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 grand Prix. He has also tied the formula1 veteran record for wins at a single track. Hamilton drove well last week at the Styrian GP in Austria. Some people will bet against the British driver getting an eight success at the tight and winding Hungaroring on Sunday.
Schumacher holds the record of one venue race. that is eight wins at the French GP when it was staged in Magny-Cours. Schumacher’s first win was in 1994. Then Hamilton was still embarking on junior karting career that would eventually send him to race in the formula one. Schumacher’s last win was in 2006.
Hamiton said every time I remember the records Michael has, its mind-blowing to me. The number of wins, the number of championships. Records after records. I am always reminded of his greatness and the success he has had.
Hamilton got his first Hungarian Grand Prix was in 2007, the year after Michael Schumacher’s last win in France. Hamilton’s first wins as a Mercedes driver was also in Hungary in 2013. The year he replaced Schumacher after he retired at Mercedes. His win in that year equaled Michael record of four wins at the Hungaroring.
Hamiton also added “I have always loved it in Hungary. “There is no reason why but there are tracks that we succeed on”. Budapest and Montreal have been my strongest, particularly at the beginning of my career.
Lewis Hamilton is now on a chase to Michael Schumacher’s record of seven formulrar1 championships. he began his winning streak in 2014 til date except for 2016 which his teammate Nico Rosberg won in that year.
Few people could have predicted how the path of two F1 stars would be differentiated. With Sebastian Vettel driving, red bull dominated the same way Mercedes is dominating presently. Vettel won 13 races in 13 races including the last nine to seal a fourth straight title. most people expected Vettel to break Michael Schumacher’s record not hamilton. But now it turns out hamilton has taken over. Lewis Hamilton now looks almost unstoppable as he is number one after he showed it with pole position last Saturday in the teeming rain in Austria. The glory extended his titles to 89th in his career making him surpass Schumacher with 21 titles and one of his best so far.
Vettel has completely flopped and he is struggling in his final year with Ferrari and possibly could be his last in F1. He has just one point from two races so far and he finished 10th place at the season-opening Austrian GP. Things are not looking good considering how much Ferrari is struggling for pace in Qualifying.
Charles Leclerc and Vettel crashed into each other in two of four past races including one of last weekend Styrian GP. Speculations have been going on in Italy if Ferrari can arrest the slump with team principal Mattia Binotto in charge.