Lewis Hamilton arrived at the highest category of motorsports at the hands of McLaren with very high expectations following his triumphs in 2005 and 2006 in Formula 3 and in GP2 (now Formula 2), both in his first year competing in the category.
Those two wins opened the door for him to join one of the most competitive teams on the Formula 1 grid at that time, a team from Woking that had also just signed the two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso, something that caused Hamilton’s performances they looked at each other with a magnifying glass.
The Briton did not take long to respond to the high expectations that had been created around him, since in his first race in the ‘Great Circus’ he achieved his first podium finish at the 2007 Australian GP.
After the first five races of the course, in which he had won a third position and four second places, exceeding all expectations, Lewis Hamilton climbed to the top of the podium for the first time at the Canadian Grand Prix, a victory that would be the first of many, in fact, at the moment, as of October 2022, the Briton is the driver with the most victories in the history of the top category with a total of 103, being the only one who has reached three figures.
However, at 37 years old and after winning no more and no less than seven drivers’ titles, placing himself as the most successful driver of all time in Formula 1, along with Michael Schumacher, Hamilton is going through his worst streak without achieving a win .
Until now, the British’s worst streak without reaching the top of the podium was ten grand prix , a situation that was repeated three times and finally broke with three wins first in Hungary 2009, later in Hungary 2013 and finally in Malaysia 2014.
However, following the 2022 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, those negative numbers have grown much larger than anyone could imagine after seeing Mercedes’ dominance since the start of the hybrid era in 2014, with Lewis Hamilton conquering six of the eight championships played and the German team achieving an unshakable eight out of eight in constructors.
Right now, to go to Hamilton’s last victory in F1 , you have to go to the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, a triumph that allowed him to reach the last appointment of that course with the same number of points as Max Verstappen, who would become world champion that season after a heart-stopping finish in Abu Dahbi.
Since that race on the Jeddah street circuit, it has been no more and no less than 19 rounds in which Hamilton has not achieved victory , an unprecedented streak that could increase to 23 if Mercedes does not work a miracle in the last four races. of this course.
After so many successes, 103 wins and seven world championships, nobody could imagine that at 37 years old, Lewis Hamilton would be going through a losing streak of such magnitude considering the precedents of his sports career since he arrived in F1. However, with his continuity confirmed in the star team for 2023, this losing streak could be increased next year if Mercedes does not make a radical change in its current situation.