Auf Wiedersehen Schumi

This weekend we will watch Michael Schumacher’s last GP, have a look at his career records:
Most championship titles: 7
Most consecutive championship titles: 5
Most race wins: 91
Most consecutive race wins: 7
Most race wins with one team: 72 with Ferrari
Most race wins at the same GP: 8 at the French Grand Prix (Magny-Cours)
Most different GPs (by country) won: 20
Most time between first and last race wins: 14 years, 1 month and 2 days
Most second place finishes: 43
Most podium finishes: 154
Most consecutive podium finishes: 19 (from the 2001 United States Grand Prix, until the 2002 Japanese Grand Prix)
Most points finishes: 189
Most laps leading: 4741 (with a total of 22,155 km in 131 Grands Prix) [26]
Most pole positions: 68
Most starts from first row: 108
Most fastest laps: 76
Most doubles (pole position and race win): 40
Most hat-trick (pole position, race win and fastest lap): 22
Most championship points: 1,369
Most consecutive race finished without retirement: 24 (from the 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix, until the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix)
Only racing driver ever, in any racing class, to win 5 times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Only racing driver ever, in any racing class, to win 5 times at Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Most race wins in a season: 13 (out of 18 races) 2004
Most fastest laps in a season: 10 (out of 18 races; tied by Räikkönen in 2005)
Most championship points in a season: 148 (out of a maximum of 180) 2004
Most podium finishes in a season: 17 (out of 17 races) 2002
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award 2002 and 2004

A few records he does not have: Most Grands Prix competed Riccardo Patrese’s record is 256, Micheal’s 250; Most pole positions in a season Nigel Mansell 14; Most consecutive poles Ayrton Senna 8

About Cyrus Poncha
I was born and lived in Bombay before moving to Chennai in 2001 to coach the Indian national squash team....what a journey its been!!

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