At Sunday’s FORMULA 1 DHL TURKISH GRAND PRIX 2020, Hamilton secured his seventh FIA Formula One TM Drivers’ World Championship to become only the second driver in the history of the sport to claim seven driver titles.
Just two weeks earlier, at the FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAN PREMIO DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA 2020, the Mercedes team clinched their seventh FIA Formula One TM Constructors’ World Championship*.
By doing so, they became the first team in the history of Formula OneTM racing to score seven straight title doubles: an extraordinary achievement for a team which was only re-established a decade ago as the first Mercedes works squad since 1955.
Wrapping up both the constructors’ and drivers’ titles with three races still to run, the promptness of the team’s shared triumph is appropriately punctual for their watchmaking partner. In every way, 2020 has been a commanding season for the Brackley-based team
Together, Hamilton and Bottas have already claimed 13 pole positions, eight fastest laps, 12 wins and five one- twos from the opening 14 races. As well as a seventh title, Hamilton has set a new record for career wins (94) during the season to date, took a 73rd victory for Mercedes to set a new record for the most wins for a single constructor, and led his 5,000th career lap. The Briton also now holds the all-time records for most podiums, points, races led and pole positions.