Date: 2nd September 2017 at 5:36pm
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Lewis Hamilton won his 69th Formula One pole position on Saturday afternoon, setting a new record for the sport.

Pole positions are a marker for seeing who is the quickest driver on a single lap on any one day.

Whilst race craft is more complex, out right speed is much more defined.

Once upon a time, before his tragic death, the late great Aryton Senna was considered the fastest driver in Formula One history.

The Brazilian and three-time Formula One World Champion won 65 poles from 161 starts.

His record was broke by seven-time Formula One World Champion Micheal Schumacher who won 68 poles from 306 starts.

Whilst Schumacher held the record, it was seen more of an accomplishment via longevity rather than being the fastest.

British driver Lewis Hamilton also cannot beat Senna’s pole to starts ratio, but his new record set at Monza in his Mercedes is considerably better than Schumacher’s with his 69 pole positions coming in 201 Grand Prix.

 

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