Hamilton matches Fangio
He might not have taken the win, but in Belgium Lewis Hamilton clinched his 20th podium and equalled the fastest driver of all times in scoring twenty podiums: Juan Manuel Fangio.
Juan Manuel Fangio (Mercedes-Benz W196) 1955 Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps © LAT
Both Hamilton and Fangio needed only 30 participations to achieve this goal.
Among the current drivers, the first one to stand out in the ranking behind Hamilton is Fernando Alonso, who needed 67 races, paying thus a high price for his year at Minardi, where he ran 16 races without scoring a single point. David Coulthard is just behind, with 68 participations, and Kimi Raikkonen is at 73. The last two among the active drivers are Felipe Massa (93 races) and Rubens Barrichello (138).