Hamilton and Mercedes set new records in 2018

Aldo Costa, than man who made Schumacher and has now made Hamilton, by designing superior race cars. Both were excellent drivers, but in F1, the car is 99% of the equation
Aldo Costa, the man who made Schumacher and has now made Hamilton, by designing superior race cars. Both were excellent drivers, but in F1, the car is 99% of the equation

With his eleventh win of the season in Abu Dhabi, Lewis equaled his 2014 tally of victories – the first hybrid season. What’s more, the 408 points he scored in 2018 constitute a new record for a Formula One season.

This was previously held by Sebastian Vettel for his 397 points in 2013. It was also the year in which Vettel matched Michael Schumacher’s 2004 tally of 13 victories.

A further record that Lewis set at the Yas Marina Circuit was that for most wins by an engine manufacturer.

Lewis has spent his entire Formula One career driving Mercedes-powered cars, first at McLaren (2007 â€' 2012) and then for the works team (since 2013).

With his 73rd Mercedes victory on Sunday, he surpassed the 72 mark registered by Schumacher in Ferrari-powered cars (1996 – 2006). Lewis is now looking to close the 18-win deficit on Schumacher’s record of 91 Grand Prix victories.

In July 2018 it was announced that Aldo Costa would step down from his role as designer/engineering director at the end of the season, and become an adviser. He cited a need to spend more time in his native Italy. Ferrari would be wise to steal him back from Mercedes.

Aldo Costa F1 Drivers and Constructors Titles – #1 Engineer in history of Formula 1

No. Seasons Constructors' Champion Drivers' Champion Car
1 1999 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari N/A F399
2 2000 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F1-2000
3 2001 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2001
4 2002 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2002
5 2003 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2003-GA
6 2004 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari Michael Schumacher F2004
7 2007 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen F2007
8 2008 FIA Formula One Season Ferrari N/A F2008
9 2014 FIA Formula One Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W05 Hybrid
10 2015 FIA Formula One Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W06 Hybrid
11 2016 FIA Formula One Season Mercedes Nico Rosberg F1 W07 Hybrid
12 2017 FIA Formula One Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W08 EQ Power+
13 2018 FIA Formula One Season Mercedes Lewis Hamilton F1 W09 EQ Power+

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