for subscribers

Does Lewis Hamilton have a GOAT problem?

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
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.
• For more motoring stories, go to Wheels24.

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.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
Voting Booth
What's more important when you're deciding to purchase a vehicle?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
29% - 232 votes
Safety features
9% - 76 votes
39% - 314 votes
Good fuel consumption
12% - 98 votes
5% - 41 votes
Power figures
5% - 42 votes