Formula 1 or F1 is a motor-car racing event that is conducted at a Class-A level. Racers from various countries participate in the contest to win the Grand Prix title. It was inaugurated in the year 1950. It is the highest class of international racing competition for single-seaters. It was sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). F1 consists of various racers in its season called Grand Prix.
Grand Prix takes place all year round at enclosed racing tracks as well as closed public roads. The criteria to declare the winner is according to the points system. To participate in the contest one must carry the Super License, which is the highest class of racing license to be considered, issued by FIA. So let’s take a look at the most successful driver of all time in F1.
Lewis Hamilton – The most successful F1 driver
Even though a lot of people consider Michael Schumacher as the greatest racer of all time, in reality, the most successful one is Lewis Hamilton. He is a British racing driver who is 37 years of age. He has driven McLaren from 2007 to 2012. Lewis has the highest number of wins in terms of car racing. He has managed to win 103 races 103 pole positions and 182 podium finishes.
He has won 2 titles consecutively in the year 2014 and 2015, during an intense rivalry with teammate Nico Rosberg. Later on, he won his third and fourth consecutive titles in the year 2019 and 2020. He had also become a social activist in the support to combat racism in order to get people motivated for motorsport.
Hamilton and his Early racing Career
Hamilton began karting in 1993 and quickly began winning races and cadet class championships. At the age of ten, he had become the youngest driver who had won the British cadet karting championship. Later on, he began to participate in Formula A in the year 2000 and Formula Super A in the year 2001 thereby he became European Champion in 2000 with maximum points.
Hamilton is considered the most complete driver on the grid as he has driven in every situation covering many areas. He is also known for his aggressive driving style with a natural sense to know about the car he is driving.