With a handsome win in the Canadian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel took the world championship lead back from Lewis Hamilton. The four-time world champion entered an elite club with a win in Montreal. He is now a member of the exquisite club of drivers who have won 50 Grands Prix. Isn’t that amazing?
In 1993 it was Alain Prost who was the first to reach a half-century. Then almost a decade later it was Michael Schumacher who achieved the great milestone followed by Lewis Hamilton in 2016. Sebastian Vettel is only the fourth driver ever with 50 wins.
Michael Schumacher has the most wins with a tally of 91. He is followed by Lewis Hamilton who has 64 wins to his game. Sebastian Vettel has taken longer than others to reach here. He took 205 races to reach his half-century.
Lewis Hamilton with whom Vettel is competing for the World Champion Title took 185 races to be standing here. Schumacher was the fastest having registered 50 wins from just 153 games.
31 out of these 50 wins have come when he started from the pole position. That’s a great rate of success. He is yet to win a race while not being in the front three on the grid. This record is something he would be keen to settle someday.
He has raced at 26 different circuits of Grands Prix. He has won 21 out of these 26 at least once. Isn’t that amazing for a record? 35 of his 50 wins have come while racing outside of Europe.
Races left to win by Sebastian Vettle:
He is yet to register a win in the French GP, Austrian GP, Russian GP, Mexican GP and Azerbaijan GP despite several attempts. He would love to win them at least once.