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Hamilton to reach his 200th Formula One Grand Prix in Belgium

Hamilton to reach his 200th Formula One Grand Prix in Belgium

The English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), triple Formula One world champion, will reach this weekend, on the occasion of the Belgian one, at the mythical Spa-Francorchamps circuit, his 200th Grand Prix since driving in the premier class of the motoring.

Hamilton, born 32 years ago in Stevenage (Hertfordshire), is the most victorious driver of the active. His 57 triumphs represent the second historical mark, still far from the record of German Michael Schumacher, victorious in 91 wins and whose record of ‘poles’ (68) could equal this weekend at the legendary Ardennes circuit.

Hamilton, who arrives in Belgium after having participated in various promotional events, including one from Unicef, in Cuba, made his Formula One debut with McLaren-Mercedes in 2007, the year in which he was a teammate of double Spanish world champion Fernando Alonso (2005 and 2006, with Renault; and, in the meantime, again in the Woking team), with which he then maintained a clearly improvable relationship.

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The following year, he achieved – in the last corner of the last race, in Sao Paulo (Brazil) – his first World title, which he expanded to three after capturing the 2014 and 2015 crowns with his current team, Mercedes.

His three titles are only surpassed among active drivers by German Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), leader of the current championship -with twelve points more than him-, who led Red Bull’s glorious four-year period (2010-13).

In the historical list, apart from Vettel and the French Alain Prost – both with four titles – they are only surpassed by the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, with five crowns, and Schumacher, with seven.

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His first triumph came at the 2007 Monaco Grand Prix. Ten years later, Hamilton celebrated his 57th Formula One victory in front of his audience at Silverstone (England) last July.

The eccentric and spectacular British champion has started 67 times first, a single pole behind the Kaiser record and with two more than the ill-fated Ayrton Senna – triple world champion for Brazil -, whose record of 65 improved in the last Grand Prix. from Azerbaijan.

In the 199 Grands Prix to date, Hamilton has been on the podium 110 times and started 112 times from the front row of the grid.

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Hamilton, who has 188 points in the 2017 World Championship – fourteen less than Vettel – has signed a total of 37 fastest laps and during his F1 career he has added, so far, 2,435 points. EFE

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