Gallery: Longest points-scoring streaks in F1

With a fourth place finish in China, Lewis Hamilton became the new record holder for the most consecutive points scorer in Formula 1.

Gallery: Longest points-scoring streaks in F1
Ganador de la carrera Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1
Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1

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Hamilton has scored points for 28 races in a row now, counting from the 2016 Japanese GP. He takes over the baton from Kimi Raikkonen, who held the record for five years.

Here at Motorsport.com, we've compiled a list of 25 longest points-scoring streaks in F1. However, keep in mind that between 2003-2009, only the first eight runners were awarded points. Similarly, between 1960-2002, points were handed to those who finished inside the top six only.

25. Jim Clark (Lotus) - 12 races (Belgium 1963 - Belgium 1964)

25. Jim Clark (Lotus) - 12 races (Belgium 1963 - Belgium 1964)
1/25

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24. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 13 races (China 2013 - Japan 2013)

24. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 13 races (China 2013 - Japan 2013)
2/25

Photo by: Alessio Morgese

23. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) - 13 races (Hungary 2012 - China 2013)

23. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) - 13 races (Hungary 2012 - China 2013)
3/25

Photo by: Andrew Hone / Motorsport Images

22. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 13 races (San Marino 2006 - China 2006)

22. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 13 races (San Marino 2006 - China 2006)
4/25

Photo by: Ferrari Media Center

21. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) - 14 races (Singapore 2012 - Canada 2013)

21. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) - 14 races (Singapore 2012 - Canada 2013)
5/25

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20. Mark Webber (Red Bull) - 14 races (Brazil 2010 - Belgium 2011)

20. Mark Webber (Red Bull) - 14 races (Brazil 2010 - Belgium 2011)
6/25

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

19. Sergio Perez (Force India) - 15 races (Germany 2016 - 2017)

19. Sergio Perez (Force India) - 15 races (Germany 2016 - 2017)
7/25

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18. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) - 15 races (Bahrain 2014 - US 2014)

18. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) - 15 races (Bahrain 2014 - US 2014)
8/25

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17º Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 15 races (Abu Dhabi 2013 - Belgium 2014)

17º Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 15 races (Abu Dhabi 2013 - Belgium 2014)
9/25

Photo by: Alessio Morgese

16. Carlos Reutemann (Williams) - 15 races (Belgium 1980 - Belgium 1981)

16. Carlos Reutemann (Williams) - 15 races (Belgium 1980 - Belgium 1981)
10/25

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15. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) - 16 races (Monaco 2016 - Abu Dhabi 2016)

15. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) - 16 races (Monaco 2016 - Abu Dhabi 2016)
11/25

Photo by: Mercedes AMG

14. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) - 17 races (Spain 2016 - Abu Dhabi 2016)

14. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) - 17 races (Spain 2016 - Abu Dhabi 2016)
12/25

Photo by: Alessio Morgese

13. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) - 17 races (Belgium 2013 - Austria 2014

13. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) - 17 races (Belgium 2013 - Austria 2014
13/25

Photo by: Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

12. Fernando Alonso (Renault and McLaren) - 17 races (China 2006 - Belgium 2007)

12. Fernando Alonso (Renault and McLaren) - 17 races (China 2006 - Belgium 2007)
14/25

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

11. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 18 races* (Monaco 2017 - now)

11. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 18 races* (Monaco 2017 - now)
15/25

Photo by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images

* and counting

10. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) - 18 races (Japan 2016 - Italy 2017)

10. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) - 18 races (Japan 2016 - Italy 2017)
16/25

Photo by: Alessio Morgese

9. Fernando Alonso (Renault) - 18 races (Turkey 2005 - US 2006)

9. Fernando Alonso (Renault) - 18 races (Turkey 2005 - US 2006)
17/25

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8. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 18 races (San Marino 2003 - Spain 2014)

8. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 18 races (San Marino 2003 - Spain 2014)
18/25

Photo by: Michael Kim

7. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 19 races (Italy 2014 - Italy 2015)

7. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 19 races (Italy 2014 - Italy 2015)
19/25

Photo by: Mercedes AMG

6. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) - 19 races (Brazil 2010 - India 2011)

6. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) - 19 races (Brazil 2010 - India 2011)
20/25

Photo by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images

5. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull and Ferrari) - 21 races (Britain 2014 - Hungary 2015)

5. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull and Ferrari) - 21 races (Britain 2014 - Hungary 2015)
21/25

Photo by: Alex Galli

4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 23 races (Europe 2011 - Hungary 2012)

4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 23 races (Europe 2011 - Hungary 2012)
22/25

Photo by: Hazrin Yeob Men Shah

3. Michael Schumacher - 24 races (Hungary 2001 - Malaysia 2003)

3. Michael Schumacher - 24 races (Hungary 2001 - Malaysia 2003)
23/25

Photo by: Ferrari Media Center

2. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) - 27 races (Bahrain 2012 - Hungary 2013)

2. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) - 27 races (Bahrain 2012 - Hungary 2013)
24/25

Photo by: Sutton Images

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 28 races * (Japan 2016 - now)

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 28 races * (Japan 2016 - now)
25/25

Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

* and counting
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