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ManamaFor the tenth time in 15 races in 2020, British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, world champion, will start first in the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir Circuit on Sunday.
Hamilton, who was crowned world champion for the seventh time on November 15 at the Turkish “Istanbul Park” circuit, beat his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas and the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull).
Hamilton aims to win the remaining three races this season to equal a new record for German legend Michael Schumacher and his compatriot Sebastian Vettel, 4-time world champion, both of whom won 13 races in one season in 2004 and 2013, respectively.
Hamilton was just Schumacher in the number of times he was crowned 7 times, and many other records were taken from him, most notably in the number of victories (94 wins), in the number of climbing to the podiums (163 times) and in taking first place at the start of races (98 times ).
But starting first at the Sakhir circuit does not always mean the conclusion of the race, for in the last eight years only three drivers have succeeded.