Reinvented Hamilton can break all F1 records

Reinvented Hamilton can break all F1 records

Lewis Hamilton has edged past the achievements of several legends in the Formula 1 pantheon this year. The way he's improved himself along the way suggests there's now no record he can't break

After winning his fourth Formula 1 world championship, his third in four years, Lewis Hamilton confirmed himself as statistically the greatest British racing driver of them all. That fourth crown places him ahead of revered compatriots such as Jim Clark and Sir Jackie Stewart, and he had already long since cleared James Hunt and Nigel Mansell's single titles.

There will always be disputes over which great is greater, since it is so difficult to compare rigorously across eras. But there is no arguing against raw statistics - and it is here where Hamilton shines so brightly.

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