2012 Record Breakers

In 2008 on the last lap of the last race of the season, Lewis Hamilton became the youngest ever Formula 1 champion. He held on to that record until Sebastian Vettel broke it in 2010 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

And it has since emerged that Vettel is “very interested” (read: obsessed) in breaking records and re-writing F1 history books.  He broke several more in 2011 including the following:

  • Youngest ever double World Champion (a record previously held by Alonso)
  • Most poles in one season
  • Most starts from front row in a season
  • Highest average points per race entered
  • Most championship points in a season
  • Most wins from pole position in a season (equal with Nigel Mansell’s 9)
  • Youngest Pole, Win, Fastest lap, and led every lap
  • Most laps led in a season

So given the number of records he has already broken, how many more are up for grabs in 2012?

  • Most fastest laps (DHL Award)
  • Youngest 3 time WDC (a record currently held by Ayrton Senna)
  • Fastest lap and First winner of Austin Grand Prix (new track)
  • Most poles in one season as a % of races entered (Nigel Mansell’s record is 87.5%)

Data/Records from Wikipedia, Telegragh and Formula1.com

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