Hamilton nears Senna in the history books


“By no means have I ever suggested that I’m better than Ayrton,” Lewis Hamilton admitted to Nigel Roebuck in 2008. “For me he’s the king, and always will be. If I could ever get to a point of being anywhere near as good as he was, I’d feel great…”

Come Sunday evening, should he win for the third time in as many races, Hamilton’s Formula 1 win-record will be almost identical to that of his idol, Ayrton Senna (but for Senna’s non-qualification at San Marino in 1984…).

While winning is the statistic that matters, you can find out which of the two is the better qualifier, whether Senna or Hamilton converts the most pole positions, gains the most places and much more, only on the new Motor Sport Database.

It doesn’t stop there, either. You can compare the two at Spa, Monaco, Monza and any other circuit they both graced. The Senna v Hamilton argument is far from at its end.

Compare Hamilton and Senna for yourself on our new Database

The Motor Sport Database is free to use, featuring more than 7000 drivers, 750 circuits, and a compare function for all Formula 1 drivers.

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