Stats: Hamilton joins the 30-pole club

Stats: Hamilton joins the 30-pole club

In Hungary, Lewis Hamilton became the seventh driver to earn 30 F1 poles and drew level with Damon Hill on other statistical levels, as Michele Merlino uncovers

Lewis Hamilton's pole position in Budapest was his 30th – an important milestone at his 120th race, which creates some curious connections with the other six drivers who were able to score at least 30 poles in their career.

Hungary was the place where Alain Prost scored his 30th pole, 20 years ago (pictured above). Among the drivers with at least 30 poles, the Frenchman needed most races to score them: 197.

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