10 outstanding F1 information that Hamilton and co may shatter in 2023

Most drivers’ championships 

Lewis Hamilton wants only one extra drivers’ crown to maneuver forward of Michael Schumacher and set a brand new document of eight world championship titles. 

After being controversially denied in 2021, and never having a automobile able to preventing for the title in 2022, will 2023 be the yr the Mercedes driver strikes clear as probably the most profitable F1 driver of all time? 

Most profession ‘Grand Slams’

Hamilton is the closest driver to surpassing Jim Clark’s document of eight Grand Slams with the seven-time world champion having racked up six to this point in his profession. Nonetheless, the final time he achieved it was on the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

A Grand Slam – also referred to as a Grand Chelem – is achieved when a driver takes pole place, leads each lap and units the quickest lap on their option to successful a grand prix. 

The one different energetic F1 drivers to have recorded a Grand Slam are Max Verstappen (2021 Austrian GP and 2022 Emilia Romagna GP), Fernando Alonso (2010 Singapore GP) and Charles Leclerc (2022 Austrian GP). 

Most factors in a single season 

On his option to securing his second successive world championship, Verstappen broke a number of information throughout a stellar 2022 marketing campaign. 

A kind of was probably the most factors scored in a single season. Verstappen scored a complete of 454 factors throughout 22 races in 2022 – regardless of two retirements! 

With 2023 having an additional race and three further sprints in comparison with final season, may Verstappen go on to eclipse his personal document? 

Most wins in a single season

A giant document that was smashed by Verstappen in 2022 due to a brand new benchmark of 15 victories in a single yr, breaking a Schumacher document that had stood for practically 20 years.

Will probably be an enormous ask to not solely replicate that quantity, but additionally surpass it, in 2023, however on present type we wouldn’t put it previous Verstappen. 

Most podiums in a single season 

One other document held by Verstappen from when the Dutchman claimed 18 podium finishes on his option to successful a maiden world title in 2021. 

With 23 races this yr, can Verstappen, or anybody else for that matter, set a brand new benchmark in 2023?

Most wins on the identical grand prix 

A document Hamilton may have two alternatives at breaking in 2023. 

Hamilton is equal with Schumacher on eight victories on the identical grand prix, however would set a brand new benchmark with a ninth win at both Silverstone or the Hungaroring this yr. 

Most pole positions on the identical grand prix 

Equally, Hamilton may surpass a document he shares with Ayrton Senna and Schumacher if he takes a ninth pole in both Australia or Hungary. 

2022 marked the primary season of Hamilton’s F1 profession that he failed to assert a pole, along with his final coming on the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. 

Most podiums shared

If Hamilton and Verstappen share the rostrum 4 extra instances in 2023, they are going to set a brand new document for many podiums shared. 

That is at present held by Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, who’ve shared the podium on 56 events since 2009. In the meantime, Hamilton and former Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas have stood on the identical podium 53 instances. 

Most pole positions and not using a title 

A document that no one desires, however one that might find yourself going the way in which of Leclerc by the tip of 2023. 

Leclerc has earned a fame for being one of many quickest drivers over a single lap and the Monegasque has already racked up a formidable 18 poles in his brief F1 profession.

Three extra (with out successful the world title) this season would see the Ferrari driver surpass Bottas’ tally of 20 poles with out successful a championship crown. 

Most seasons with a grand prix begin 

Alonso is ready to interrupt this document on the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2-time world champion, who’s the oldest driver on the grid at 41, will embark on his twentieth F1 season in 2023. 

Solely two different drivers have began a race in 19 completely different seasons – Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. 

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