Seven Formula 1 World Championship titles. Let that sink in for a second.
It’s a career-long ambition for any driver to win a championship in the crucible of racing that is Formula One, however seven titles is something all together different. Without getting lost in superlatives; it is absolutely historic. Lewis's incredible achievement means he becomes only the second driver in the sport’s history to be crowned a seven-time World Champion, equalling Michael Schumacher’s record established in 2004. What's more the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team are the first in F1 history to win both Drivers' and Constructors' titles seven times in a row.
Everything is subject to official confirmation by the FIA at the end of the year of course, but Lewis’ seventh title tops off what has been a remarkable year of racing. Since his win at the Portuguese Grand Prix, where he became the most successful driver in F1 in terms of race wins, Lewis has further cemented his legacy as one of the greatest drivers the sport has ever seen.
In the same vain of the championship records, most drivers would be pleased to pick up a couple of career records. Lewis however is currently the holder of 37 individual records. Covering wins, pole positions, points, fastest laps, podiums, and just about any other aspect of racing in Formula 1 you’d care to think of. Add to that, Lewis has won at nearly every circuit he has ever raced an F1 car on - save for the Indian, Korean and European Grand Prix - and only because those events have been dropped from the championship calendar.
Lewis Hamilton joined the Monster Energy family at the beginning of the 2013 Formula 1 season, when he signed for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. In 2017 Monster Energy and Lewis unveiled ’44’ - a signature drink named after Lewis’ race number with which he began his racing career, has won multiple championships, and currently races with in Formula One.