F1 records that could be broken this year

Ruben Zimmermann

Most race wins

Most race wins LAT Images

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Michael Schumacher's record of 91 grand prix wins seemed untouchable at one point, but it could be broken as early as this season. Hamilton has scored 73 wins so far and could theoretically overtake Schumacher if he wins 19 of the final 20 races.

Most races led

Most races led James Gasperotti / Sutton Images

James Gasperotti / Sutton Images

Schumacher led a whopping 142 races during his illustrious grand prix career. Again it's Hamilton who is closing in on that record, with 129 races led so far. He will have to be at front of the field in 14 races this season to usurp Schumacher.

Gap between two races

Gap between two races LAT Images

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Riccardo Patrese had to wait six years, six months and 28 days between his second win in South Africa and third in San Marino in 1990. Robert Kubica's sole F1 victory came 10 years ago in the 2008 Canadian GP, making him eligible to smash Patrese's unwanted record. However, given Williams' form at the start of the season, a win for the Pole in 2019 would be very unlikely.

Gap between two podiums

Gap between two podiums LAT Images

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7 years, nine months and 11 days elapsed after Alex Wurz's third place finish in the 1997 British GP before he could stand on a podium again (2005 San Marino). Kubica himself hasn't been on the podium since the 2010 Belgian GP and could potentially beat Wurz's record this season.

Most podiums without wins

Most podiums without wins Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Nick Heidfeld scored 13 podium finishes in F1, but could never quite win a race. Several drivers have a shot at dethroning Heidfeld, including Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez, who have so far scored 10 and eight podiums respectively.

Most races without pole

Most races without pole Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

Martin Brundle's promising but ultimately disappointing grand prix career lasted 165 races during which he could not score a single pole position. Perez has started 159 races so far (including Australia), which means if he fails to be on pole by the French GP, he will be the new holder of this unwanted record.

Most race finishes

Most race finishes Jerry Andre / Sutton Images

Jerry Andre / Sutton Images

Fernando Alonso holds the never-talked-about record of most race finishes, at 245. Having now retired from grand prix racing, his former teammate Kimi Raikkonen could potentially take over. He has 226 classified finishes to his name, including Australia.

Youngest world championship

Youngest world championship Andrew Ferraro / LAT Images

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Sebastian Vettel became F1's youngest world champion when he won first of his four titles in 2010 at the age of 23 years, four months and 11 days. Lando Norris (19), Lance Stroll (18), Charles Leclerc, George Russel and Max Verstappen (all 21) could all potentially take the crown away from Vettel this year.

Youngest polesitter

Youngest polesitter Sutton Images

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Again it's Vettel who holds the record for the youngest pole-sitter. He was just 21, years 2 months and 11 days old when he took pole in the 2008 Italian GP for Toro Rosso. Norris, Stroll and Russell all have a chance to become the new record holder this year.

Youngest podium

Youngest podium Sutton Images

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Vettel, Heikki Kovalainen and Kubica made up F1's youngest podium in the 2008 Italian GP, with an average age of 23 years, 11 months and 16 days. With so many young drivers in the field, and some in cars capable of winning, it wouldn't come as a surprise if this record is broken in 2019.

Drivers who are likely extend their records

Drivers who are likely extend their records Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Most poles (Hamilton, 84), most races without a podium (Hulkenberg, 157), championship points (Hamilton, 3036), pole and victory in a race (Hamilton, 47), time gap between first and last win (Raikkonen, 15 years, six months, 28 days and counting).

More records that could be broken

More records that could be broken Sutton Images

Sutton Images

Wins in a row (Vettel, 9), poles in a row (Senna, 8), point finishes in a row (Schumacher, 19), most wins in a season (Schumacher/Vettel, 13), poles in a season (Vettel, 15), podium finishes in one season (Schumacher/Vettel/Hamilton, 17), points in one season (Hamilton, 408), different winners in one season (11).

Constructors records that could be broken

Constructors records that could be broken Mercedes AMG

Mercedes AMG

Wins in a row (McLaren, 11), victories in one season (Mercedes, 19), poles in one season (Mercedes, 20), podium finishes in one season (Mercedes, 33), points in one season (Mercedes, 765).