How does Hamilton stack up against Schumacher and F1's all-time greats?

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Hamilton on his sixth title: Each year I try to raise the bar (1:21)

Lewis Hamilton explains how he feels about surpassing Juan Manuel Fangio's five drivers' championships. (1:21)

Lewis Hamilton's sixth championship has moved him to outright second on the all-time champions list.

It means 2020 could be a record-setting year for the British driver. Here are the key statistics of Hamilton's career so far, a look at how close he is to claiming some of the most prestigious records in Formula One and how he compares to some of the sport's all-time greats.

World championship titles

1. Michael Schumacher - 7

2. Lewis Hamilton - 6

3. Juan Manuel Fangio - 5

4. Sebastian Vettel, Alain Prost - 4

5. Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna - 3

Total wins

1. Michael Schumacher - 91

2. Lewis Hamilton - 83

3. Sebastian Vettel - 53

4. Alain Prost - 51

5. Ayrton Senna - 41

Percentages of F1 career races won

1. Juan Manuel Fangio - 52 entries, 24 wins (46.51%)

2. Alberto Ascari - 33 entries, 13 wins (39.39%)

3. Jim Clark - 73 entries, 25 wins (34.25%)

4. Lewis Hamilton - 248 entries, 83 wins (33.47%)

5. Michael Schumacher - 308 entries, 91 wins (29.55%)

Total races finished in the points

1. Michael Schumacher - 221

2. Kimi Raikkonen - 212

3. Lewis Hamilton - 211

4. Fernando Alonso - 202

5. Sebastian Vettel - 194

Total podium finishes

1. Michael Schumacher - 155

2. Lewis Hamilton - 149

3. Sebastian Vettel - 119

4. Alain Prost - 106

5. Kimi Raikkonen - 103


Hamilton holds one F1 record that looks like it will take some beating...

Pole positions

1. Lewis Hamilton - 87

2. Michael Schumacher - 68

3. Ayrton Senna - 65

4. Sebastian Vettel - 57

5. Jim Clark, Alain Prost - 57

To put that tally into perspective, behind Vettel there is a big gap to the other active drivers on the grid to have claimed a pole position in qualifying.

The current list behind Vettel is: Kimi Raikkonen (18), Valtteri Bottas (11), Charles Leclerc (6), Daniel Ricciardo (3), Robert Kubica, Nico Hulkenberg and Max Verstappen (1). Leclerc has claimed all six of his this season -- while that's impressive, at that rate it would take 13 more seasons to match Hamilton's current mark.