Sir Lewis Hamilton is arguably the greatest formula1 driver of all time. He has almost a record possible to his name barring a few. He has most victories (95 wins), most pole positions (98 pole positions) and most podium finishes (165 podiums) in history. He has the record of joint most world championship with 7 world titles that he shares with
Michael Schumacher. He currently competes in Formula One for Mercedes, having previously driven for McLaren from 2007 to 2012. He is currently in his 15th season in the pinnacle of motorsport. He has won at least one grand prix every season has competed in.
4. 2011 German Grand Prix:
Another swashbuckling racer’s performance helped Hamilton beat Webber and Fernando Alonso at the Nurburgring in 2011. A stunning qualifying effort – 1.2s faster than team-mate Button – secured Hamilton a surprise front row start. Hamilton then grabbed the lead from Webber at the start, while Alonso’s Ferrari soon got the better of Vettel, setting up a three-way battle for victory.
3. 2020 Turkish Grand Prix:
Hamilton has always had to face the criticism of always winning in the best car on the grid. But all that changed at the Turkish Grand Prix 2020. In an unusual season that was hindered by covid-19, F1 threw in one of the stranger calendars in history.
2. 2008 British Grand Prix:
It was the 2008 British Grand Prix where the motorsport world was first told to sit back, relax, and just watch this. It was wet, almost 2000 British GP wet, and Hamilton had qualified only fourth, his Finnish team-mate Heikki Kovalainen taking pole after a scruffy qualifying for Hamilton left him behind the Red Bull of Mark Webber and the Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen.
1. 2018 Singapore Grand Prix:
Perfection is a myth. It is almost impossible to be perfect but Hamilton’s pole lap at Marina Bay circuit in the Singapore streets is the most complete lap of his career. His lap to take pole must rank not only as one of his best but perhaps one of the best of his generation.
He was three-tenths ahead of Max Verstappen, who was second for Red Bull, and a huge sixth-tenths up on Vettel. If you want to look at a Formula1 car in its full beast mode, look at the on board of Lewis’s lap.