Lewis Hamilton Makes History
92 F1 Grand Prix Wins
Gamechanger. At the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, the motorsport world witnessed something truly remarkable.
Six time world champion Lewis Hamilton rocketed to his 92nd Formula 1 Grand Prix victory, making him the most successful driver the sport has ever seen in terms of outright race wins.
While record breaking statistics have become a trademark of Lewis’s meteoric F1 career to date; this really is the big one; and it’s worth taking a moment to soak it all in. But first an exclusive word from LH44 himself.“First, I owe these 92 wins to the team here and back and the factory for their tremendous work. They are continuously innovating and pushing the barrier, even higher every year. It's been such a privilege working with them and I am so grateful for all the moments. The reliability has been incredible thanks to the Mercedes team, PETRONAS and all our partners who are continuously pushing. No one is sitting back on the success, everyone is pushing and pushing and pushing. That's the most incredible thing to be surrounded by: it inspires you, that collaboration, and there's nothing quite like it,” explained Lewis to RedHanded Magazine
“I could only ever have dreamed of being where I am today. I didn't have a crystal ball when I chose to come to this team and partner with these great people. What I can tell you is that I am trying to make the most of it every single day. Everything that we do together, we are all rowing in the same direction and that's why you're seeing the success that we're having. My dad is here which is amazing, my step-mum Linda is here, Roscoe too. I feel very blessed. It's going to take some time for it to sink in. I was still pushing flat out coming across the line and I am still in race mode mentally. I can't find the words at the moment.”
What’s more, Lewis is still in the absolute peak of his career, unleashing the beast on the 2020 season and showing no signs of slowing down. To date the 35 year old racer has scored a massive 161 podium places from 262 Grand Prix. Put that another way, for every F1 race he has entered, 61% of the time Lewis has ended the weekend with silverware in his hands and champagne spray covering his race suit. Fast and relentless doesn’t even begin to cover his on-track performances.
The accolades don’t stop there either. Currently the holder of 37 individual records covering wins, pole positions, points, and podiums; recording 92 Grand Prix victories is the highlight of an extraordinary journey in Formula 1 so far.
Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, Toto Wolff said:“92 race wins, who would have thought that when we embarked on the project in 2013? It's almost a surreal number of wins. It is absolute passion, energy, and everything that Lewis puts into the sport. The talent and the ability just stand out. I think what I've seen this year for the first time with Lewis is that he ramps up his weekends.
"There is a lot of reflection, a lot of learning, understanding the tyres for the race, and he was just sitting comfortably at the beginning during opening laps, then he just ramped it up and then had unbelievable pace. It's been a very good day. I'm not sure how I'm going to celebrate because we are living like hermits at the moment, but I am flying to see my wife and my son today, and I'm sure we will have a dinner with maybe a few drinks.”
Lewis Hamilton joined the Monster Energy family at the beginning of the 2013 Formula 1 season, when he signed for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. In 2017 Monster Energy and Lewis unveiled ’44’ - a signature drink named after Lewis’ race number with which he began his racing career, has won multiple championships, and currently races with in Formula One.
Monster Energy Chairman and CEO Rodney Sacks concluded:“It takes exceptional talent to achieve exceptional results, and it is extremely rare that an athlete dominates the field like Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1.”
“By winning the most Grand Prix in F1 history, you have exhibited unparalleled levels of courage, conviction and passion. Lewis, the entire Monster Energy family congratulates you on this phenomenal milestone.”