HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Mercedes announced on Thursday that four times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new contract, keeping the Briton at the team until the end of 2020.
The following details his career to date in numbers:
1 - Hamilton’s first race was in Australia on March 18, 2007, with McLaren. He finished third.
4 - The number of F1 championships won. In 2008 with McLaren and 2014, 2015 and 2017 with Mercedes.
11 - Most wins in a single season (in 2014)
16 - Successive podium finishes (2014/15)
22 - Hamilton’s age when he made his debut.
23 - Hamilton became the youngest ever world champion at 23 years and 301 days in 2008. That record is now held by Sebastian Vettel, who won the 2010 title aged 23 and 134 days.
33 - The record number of successive points finishes, a run that ended with retirement in Austria in June.
44 - The number on Hamilton’s car, which he has used since his junior career. Also the number of races he has won with Mercedes since he joined in 2013.
65 - The number of wins Hamilton has racked up so far, more than any driver apart from Michael Schumacher (91). The first win was in Canada in June 2007.
76 - The all-time record number of pole positions Hamilton has achieved. His first pole came at the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix.
124 - Hamilton has finished on the podium 124 times.
218 - Races started. Hamilton is the only driver to have won at least one race in every season he has competed.
Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Richard Balmforth