Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have dominated the Formula One scene for an entire decade.
Amid the last 198 races this decade, the former has won a staggering 73 and the latter has managed 48, asserting their dominance in the sport.
Combined then, they have lifted 121 trophies out of a possible 198. Needless to say, they would have appeared on at least the podium for a lot more.
Even still, though, that means that the two have won 61% of competitions in the last 10 years, with Hamilton winning 37% of them.
Hamilton, particularly, has gone on to stake his claim as one of the all-time greats and is now just one championship behind the legendary Michael Schumacher.
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This season, he made himself a six-time Drivers’ Championship winner. In the last six seasons, he has won five, losing out to Nico Rosberg in 2016.
With that, Mercedes have become the powerhouses of all construction manufacturers. They finished over 200 points ahead of Ferrari in the 2019 standings with five times as many wins as the Italian brand.
Vettel hit the big time just before Hamilton. Whilst the Brit’s reign started in 2014, it was the German that dominated the years prior.
He won four championships in a row, starting in 2010 and ending in 2013. With Red Bull, he was unstoppable before he turned to Ferrari, where he currently remains, and hasn’t won since.
It has been a similar story this season too.
Hamilton has dominated proceedings, winning 11 out of the possible 21 races. He has only not enjoyed the privilege of stepping out onto the podium four times.
Vettel has only recorded one of those many wins this season, which came in sunny Singapore; he finished the season in fifth after earning nine podium finishes.
Whilst Hamilton will be looking to equal Schumacher’s seemingly unattainable record next year, Vettel has insisted that he has no plans to retire and will be looking to pose more of challenge to the Mercedes duo.News Now - Sport News