It’s been simply over ten years since Michael Schumacher ended his distinctive Formula 1 profession. With a seventh place end on the Brazilian Grand Prix, he put the lid on his three comeback years at Mercedes, throughout which he was completely concerned in sports activities music. However, a few of his records nonetheless stand right now and make the file world champion within the top notch of motorsport unforgettable.
While different Formula 1 superstars, resembling Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and, extra lately, Max Verstappen, have lengthy formed total eras and set many records for themselves, Michael Schumacher remains to be absolutely the primary in some statistics.
The motorsport portal “Planetf1.com” has now listed numerous the most effective costs, that are nonetheless benchmarks ten years after the tip of Schumacher’s last profession in Formula 1.
The 54-year-old’s biggest achievement is his variety of Formula 1 world titles. His seven world championships had been matched by Mercedes famous person Lewis Hamilton in 2020. Since then, the Germans and the British have been joint file champions.
Schumacher and Hamilton share one other nice file within the method. Both are the one drivers so far to win at the least one Grand Prix in 15 consecutive seasons. In Schumacher’s case, a exceptional streak stretched between 1992 and 2006.
Only in his first Mercedes yr in 2010 did that streak finish with at the least one race win in a single season. Lewis Hamilton adopted this sample between 2007 and 2021, however for the primary time in his profession, he missed out on first place within the remaining Formula 1 season.
Schumacher holds the hat-trick file – Verstappen remains to be far behind
The particular feat of a Formula 1 weekend is a hat-trick of pole positions, race wins and the so-called quickest race lap. Two-time world champion and dominator of latest years Max Verstappen “solely” 5 occasions is a particular function.
And Michael Schumacher achieved an ideal end result 22 occasions with this feat, turning into the one file holder so far. Lewis Hamilton is second on this statistic with 19 hat-tricks.
Probably essentially the most dominant yr within the historical past of Formula 1 was the 2002 season. During this time, Michael Schumacher not solely gained the world championship within the seventh and last race of the season, which nonetheless represents a unprecedented file.
He additionally completed on the rostrum in every of the season’s 17 races, and in doing so scored extra World Championship factors than second-placed Rubens Barrichello and third-placed Juan Pablo Montoya mixed. A one hundred pc podium end in F1 remains to be unmatched and ensures Schumi’s standing as an absolute legend.