Why a title-less 2022 F1 season won't stop Hamilton's legacy from growing
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Why a title-less 2022 F1 season won't stop Hamilton's legacy from growing

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OPINION: Lewis Hamilton appears unlikely to extend his tally of seven Formula 1 world championships in 2022, as Mercedes tries to recover the ground it has lost with its new car. Regardless, his legacy only looks set to be further cemented thanks to his tireless work off-track to help boost a rising star and also make motorsport a better place

At this stage, it’s clear that only one of the all-time great sporting turnarounds and, by extension, upsets will return Lewis Hamilton the Formula 1 world championship crown this season. And yet 2022 still has the potential to tangibly add more to his motorsport legacy than any one of his seven crowns has in isolation.

With his unmatched tally of 103 grand prix wins, the same number again for pole positions, 186 podiums, tying Michael Schumacher in the title count and many more F1 records long-since secured, it’s unlikely to be his statistical achievements from these 12 months that will bolster his lasting impact on the sport.

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