A Lewis Hamilton victory in Sunday’s Portuguese Grand Prix at Algarve International Circuit would end a 354-race run of Michael Schumacher atop the all-time Formula 1 wins list.
On Sunday, August 19, 2001, Michael Schumacher secured his fourth career Formula 1 world championship in the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. He did it by winning the race to tie fellow four-time champion Alain Prost atop the all-time wins list with his 51st career victory.
Since then, Schumacher has been no lower than the top driver on that list, and he opened up a huge 40-win gap over Prost in second place by the time he retired — despite taking a three-year hiatus and not winning a single race over the course of his three-year return.
Schumacher retired after the 2012 season, but his winning was done in 2006. He retired having won an all-time record 91 races and an all-time record seven championships.
But Lewis Hamilton, who has competed in every race since making his debut in the sport back in 2007, recently tied Schumacher atop the all-time wins list with his 91st career victory, and he did it