The Formula 1 Not only does it have competition on Sundays, but also on Saturdays. It’s not a traditional match, but it works in one round: the fastest wins the pole. And as is the case with the Sunday sessions, this time he is the leader Lewis Hamilton.
The Briton is one of the best drivers of all time and his numbers show it: he used to dominate the weekend from start to finish. The 68 poles of Michael Schumacher they seemed impossible to overcome, but Hamilton dusted that record.
The third fastest is Ayrton Senna, which was always on the edge. Even until the last day. Ahead of the race in which he died, the Brazilian set the fastest lap in his Williams at the 1994 San Marino GP.
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Four drivers could enter the top 10 in the 2023 season: Max Verstappen (21) and Charles Leclerc (18); Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Botasat 22 and 20, they would need a miracle to keep growing.
The drivers with the most pole positions in F1 history
|Position||Pilot||Nationality||Number of poles||last match|
|1||Lewis Hamilton*||Britain||103||GP Saudi Arabia 2021|
|2||Michael Schumacher||Germany||68||French GP 2006|
|3||Ayrton Senna||Brazil||65||GP San Marino 1994|
|4||Sebastian Vettel||Germany||57||Japan GP 2019|
|5||Jim Clark||Britain||33||1968 South African GP|
|6||Alain Prost||France||33||Japan GP 1993|
|7||Nigel Mansell||Britain||32||Australian GP 1994|
|8||Nico Rosberg||Germany||30||Japan GP 2016|
|9||Juan Manuel Fangio||Argentina||29||1958 Argentine GP|
|10||Mika Hakkinen||Finland||26||Belgian GP 2000|
|eleven||Niki Lauda||Austria||24||1978 South African GP|
|12||Nelson Pique||Brazil||24||Spanish GP 1987|
|13||Fernando Alonso*||Spain||22||German GP 2012|
|13||Max Verstappen*||Netherlands||22||Australian GP 2023|
|fifteen||Damon Hill||Britain||twenty||1996 Portuguese GP|
|16||Valtteri Bottas*||Finland||twenty||Brazilian GP 2021|
|17||Mario Andretti||USA||18||Italian GP 1982|
|18||Rene Arnou||France||18||Great Britain GP 1983|
|19||Kimi Raikkonen||Finland||18||Italian GP 2018|
|twenty||Charles Leclerc*||Monaco||18||GP Singapore 2022|
*They remain active.