Gallery: Michael Schumacher's F1 records

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Gallery: Michael Schumacher's F1 records
By: Redacción
Translated by: Rachit Thukral
Jan 4, 2019, 7:29 AM

During an illustrious Formula 1 career that lasted nearly two decades in total, Michael Schumacher set some of the sport's most prestigious records - some of which stand till date.

 

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World titles : 7

World titles : 7
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Arguably Schumacher's biggest feat was winning a record seven world championships. Juan Manuel Fangio and Lewis Hamilton are his closest challengers with five titles each.

Titles in a row : 5

Titles in a row : 5
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Schumacher was the face of the 'Ferrari Dream Team' at the start of the millennium and clinched five titles in a row - a record. Sebastian Vettel came closest to usurping Schumacher with his run of four titles between 2010-13.

Title secured at the earliest : With six races to go

Title secured at the earliest : With six races to go
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In 2002 Schumacher wrapped up the drivers title at the French Grand Prix, which was the 11th race of the 17-round season.

Victories : 91

Victories : 91
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Schumacher broke Alain Prost's record of 51 wins at the 2001 Belgian Grand Prix and went on to score 39 more wins, taking his tally to 91 before retirement.

Victories with one team : 72

Victories with one team : 72
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After two titles with Benetton, Schumacher moved to Ferrari where not only he won five titles, but also scored 72 wins - most by any driver for a single team.

Victories in one season : 13

Victories in one season : 13
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During a record-breaking 2004 season, Schumacher won 13 of the 18 races. Vettel went on to equal Schumacher's tally in 2013, but there was one more race that season.

Most wins at one Grand Prix : 8 (France)

Most wins at one Grand Prix : 8 (France)
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Schumacher won the French Grand Prix a record eight times (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2006). Each race was held at the Magny-Cours circuit.

Consecutive seasons with one win : 15

Consecutive seasons with one win : 15
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Schumacher scored at least one victory for 15 consecutive seasons between 1992 to 2006. Hamilton could potentially beat that record as he has himself been winning races every year since he made his grand prix debut in 2007.

Poles at one grand prix : 8 (Japan)

Poles at one grand prix : 8 (Japan)
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Schumacher jointly holds the record for most pole positions at a grand prix. The German scored eight poles in Japan, while Ayrton Senna likewise clinched the same number of poles in San Marino.

Most fastest laps : 77

Most fastest laps : 77
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Schumacher leads Kimi Raikkonen in the list of drivers with most fastest laps - 77 as compared to 46.

Most fastest laps in a season : 10

Most fastest laps in a season : 10
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Schumacher scored 10 fastest laps over the course of the 2004 season. Raikkonen matched the tally in 2005 and '08, but was never able to beat it.

Hat tricks : 22

Hat tricks : 22
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A driver scores a hat trick in F1 when he takes pole position, claims victory and also sets the fastest laps of the race. Schumacher was dominant enough to score a hat trick a record 22 times.

Hat tricks in one season : 5

Hat tricks in one season : 5
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Five of those hat tricks came in the 2004 season. Alberto Ascari scored the same number of hat tricks back in 1952, when he was also driving for Ferrari.

Podiums : 155

Podiums : 155
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Schumacher's record of 155 podiums stand till date, although Hamilton, with 134 rostrum results, may take over from the German soon.

Gap between first and last podium: 20 years, 3 months, 2 days

Gap between first and last podium: 20 years, 3 months, 2 days
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20 years, three months and two days passed between Schumacher scoring his first podium in the 1992 Mexican GP and the last at the 2012 European GP.

Most podiums in a row : 19

Most podiums in a row : 19
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Between the 2001 Indianapolis race and the 2002 Japanese GP, Schumacher enjoyed a run of 19 consecutive podium finishes.

100% podium record in a season : 2002

100% podium record in a season : 2002
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As part of the aforementioned run, Schumacher spent the entire 2002 season on the podium. This was a testament to not only his skill and speed, but also the bullet proof reliability of the Ferrari.

Grands Prix led : 142

Grands Prix led : 142
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Schumacher led 142 races at at least one point of time - a record closely shadowed by Hamilton, who has spent 129 out of 229 races at the front of the field.

Most laps led : 5111

Most laps led : 5111
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Schumacher led a mammoth total of 5111 laps during his grand prix career, a record unlikely to be overhauled anytime soon.

Most second places : 43

Most second places : 43
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Interestingly, Schumacher also holds the unwanted record of most second place finishes in F1 at 43.

Most races in the points : 221

Most races in the points : 221
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Schumacher finished inside the points in 221 races out of 306 he started. His closest competitors in this regard are Kimi Raikkonen (204) and Fernando Alonso (202).

Most races with a team : 180 (Ferrari)

Most races with a team : 180 (Ferrari)
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Between 1996 and '06, Schumacher contested 180 races for Ferrari - the most by any driver for a team. Raikkonen and David Coulthard drove 151 and 150 races for Ferrari and McLaren respectively.

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