Lewis Hamilton shares record with Yuki Tsunoda

Lewis Hamilton and Yuki Tsunoda are also both currently without a contract for 2024.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton so far shares an interesting record with AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda, with the duo being the only drivers on the grid to have made up positions at every race so far this season.

Hamilton and Tsunoda have both enjoyed a positive start to the 2023 F1 season, despite the pair having their own issues with their team.

Mercedes have endured a challenging start to the season, with the Brackley-based team having arguably fallen behind Aston Martin in the pecking order, whilst Red Bull are even further ahead of the Germans than they were last season.

The Silver Arrows did look strong at the recent Australian Grand Prix, though, where Hamilton claimed his and the team’s first podium of the season.

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At AlphaTauri, the going has been especially difficult, with the Faenza-based team boasting what is believed to be one of the worst cars on the grid.

The new aerodynamic regulations haven’t been kind to the Red Bull sister side, with them having struggled to remain amongst the midfield.

After three rounds they possess just a single point, thanks to Tsunoda finishing 10th at the Albert Park Circuit.

Despite AlphaTauri’s troubles, Tsunoda has been enjoying his best F1 season to-date, with team principal Franz Tost even admitting that the young Japanese driver is nearly ready to make the step-up to Red Bull.

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So far this season, Tsunoda has finished 11th in Bahrain after starting P14, he’s finished 11th again in Saudi Arabia after recovering from 16th, before finishing 10th in Australia after starting the race in 12th.

Hamilton on the other hand, finished fifth in Bahrain after starting seventh, before going on to finish fifth again in Saudi Arabia after starting eighth, with him having then finished second in Australia after starting third.

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So despite the current struggles going on at both Mercedes and AlphaTauri, Hamilton and Tsunoda have clearly made strong starts to the new season, with the question now being how long they can maintain their positive record.

“Moving forward,” wrote the official F1 Twitter account.

“Yuki and Lewis are the only drivers to finish and gain positions in every race this season.”