Does Lewis Hamilton have a GOAT problem?

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Lewis Hamilton (Bryn Lennon / Getty Images)
Lewis Hamilton (Bryn Lennon / Getty Images)
Bryn Lennon

• Lewis Hamilton is only the second driver to win an F1 race across three decades.
• He is the seven-time world champion, the greatest driver of all time?
• Hamilton can only be compared to teammates he could beat even on a bad day.
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On 12 July 2020, Lewis Hamilton became only the second driver in history to win an F1 race across three decades: a unique statistic that incidentally, only three current drivers – Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will be able to match in 2030 at the earliest. Yet none of these will ever likely surpass Hamilton's 95 victories, 98 pole positions and 53 fastest laps in their lifetime.

And of particular insult to former title rivals Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, are Hamilton's clutch of seven world championships, several having been won at their expense, earning the Mercedes driver the title of the Greatest Of All Time. The GOAT. Statistically.

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