Which F1 circuits has Lewis Hamilton never won at?

Since his Formula 1 debut in 2007, Lewis Hamilton has secured a total of 103 Grand Prix victories across no fewer than 31 different circuits. Both numbers are records. There are just seven circuits which Hamilton has failed to conquer in his career. Which tracks are they – and what is his best result at each one? We have the answers!

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Lewis Hamilton holds the record for the most different tracks at which a driver has won in Formula 1. Hamilton has taken a win at 31 different circuits to date in his career – five more than anyone else. Hamilton set a new record at the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix, where he made Interlagos the 24th different track at which he had won. Michael Schumacher had held the record before then, having won at 23 different venues. Below are all the circuits at which Hamilton is yet to win.

Magny Cours, France


BEST RESULT: 3rd (2007)

Magny Cours was host of the French Grand Prix from 1991, with Lewis Hamilton joining Formula 1 towards the end of the circuit’s tenure on the calendar. Hamilton made two appearances at the track, his first in 2007 resulting in a third place finish.

He failed to reach such heights in 2008. Hamilton qualified third for the track’s last appearance on the calendar but was demoted ten places on the grid as the result of a penalty for a pit lane incident at the previous Grand Prix. Then, in the race, Hamilton was handed a drive-through penalty for cutting a corner on the opening lap. He finished the race only tenth in what was only the fifth non-points-scoring appearance of his F1 career.

Hamilton did go on to win the French Grand Prix when the event returned at a different venue – Circuit Paul Ricard – in 2018. He won both the 2018 and 2019 races.

Valencia Street Circuit, Spain


BEST RESULT: 2nd (2008, 2009 & 2010)

Valencia Street Circuit, which was host of the European Grand Prix from 2008 to 2012, is the circuit at which Lewis Hamilton has appeared the most times without securing a win. Hamilton finished as runner-up in all of the first three races at the Valencia track, coming home within six seconds of the race leader each time.

He failed to finish quite as strongly in 2011 and 2012, finishing fourth in 2011 and crashing out in the closing stages following a wheel-to-wheel battle with Pastor Maldonado in 2012.

Korea International Circuit, South Korea


BEST RESULT: 2nd (2010 & 2011)

The Korean Grand Prix, held at Korea International Circuit, made four appearances on the Formula 1 calendar between 2010 and 2013. Lewis Hamilton was present at all four races, finishing as runner-up to Fernando Alonso in 2010 and runner-up to Sebastian Vettel – who won all of the last three races at the track – in 2011.

Despite never winning, Hamilton holds a 100% points-scoring record at the track, having finished tenth in 2012 and fifth in 2013. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were the only other drivers to score points on all four visits to the track.

Buddh International Circuit, India


BEST RESULT: 4th (2012)

Buddh International Circuit was host of the Indian Grand Prix for three seasons, from 2011 to 2013. The track’s appearances came at the height of Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s powers and the German won all three races at the venue, memorably claiming his fourth successive title at the track in 2013.

Lewis Hamilton never finished on the podium in India, with a best result of fourth in 2012. He scored on all three appearances, finishing seventh in 2011 and sixth on his only appearance with Mercedes at the track in 2013.

The 2011 Indian Grand Prix was a particularly unlucky race weekend for Hamilton. He picked up a three place grid penalty for ignoring yellow flags in Free Practice, then required a front wing change during the race after contact with Felipe Massa.

Zandvoort, Netherlands


BEST RESULT: 2nd (2021)

Lewis Hamilton’s second place on Zandvoort’s return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2021 remains his best result at the Dutch Grand Prix. He has a 100% points-finishing rate at the venue but is yet to climb onto the top step of the podium, having finished fourth in 2022 and sixth in 2023.

Miami International Autodrome, United States


BEST RESULT: 6th (2022 & 2023)

Miami International Autodrome joined the F1 calendar as a second venue in the United States in 2022. Lewis Hamilton is yet to finish on the podium at the Miami Grand Prix, having come home sixth in both races to date at the venue.

Las Vegas Strip Circuit, United States


BEST RESULT: 7th (2023)

There are just seven circuits which Lewis Hamilton has failed to conquer in his career.
Image: © Andrew Balfour.

The Las Vegas Grand Prix made its first appearance on the Formula 1 calendar in 2023. Lewis Hamilton missed out on a spot in Q3 at the first event by just 0.028 seconds. In the Grand Prix, he completed almost a full lap with a puncture, which cost him time and saw him finish the race 7th.

Las Vegas Strip Circuit is, therefore, the only one which Hamilton has raced at where he has never finished in the top six and one of only three at which he has never finished on the podium.

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