Potential Record-Breaking Moments at the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix

This weekend, the 34th Grand Prix will take place at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

It will be the second-to-last race here before Formula 1 heads to Madrid in 2026. So, what records might fall in Spain?

Hamilton’s Quest for Records

Lewis Hamilton already has 103 wins, the most in Formula 1 history. If he wins this weekend, he’ll break two records he shares with Michael Schumacher. One is winning a race in different seasons; both have done it in 15 seasons. A victory would make it 16 for Hamilton and give him a record seventh win at the Spanish Grand Prix. Both currently have six wins here.

However, it’s been a while since Hamilton last won—54 races to be exact, dating back to Saudi Arabia in 2021.

A podium finish would also tie him with Schumacher for most podiums at this track—12 times each.

Verstappen’s Podium Chase

Max Verstappen got his first win and podium here back in 2016 with Red Bull Racing. Another podium this weekend would put him level with Fernando Alonso and Alain Prost at 106 podiums and match his best of eight podiums at one track (he’s done it before at Red Bull Ring).

If Verstappen leads every lap on Sunday like last year, he’ll surpass Jim Clark for fourth-most races led from start to finish—14 times total.

Alongside Oscar Piastri, Verstappen could keep his perfect Q3 appearance record at this track. Only Michael Schumacher has managed that feat too.

Fans might think it’s exciting to see if these records will be broken or not!

So many possibilities! What do you think? Will Hamilton or Verstappen make history this weekend?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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