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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.

Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1
Ganador de la carrera Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1
Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1

Photo: Zak Mauger / LAT Images

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)
24. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 13 races  (China 2013 - Japan 2013)
23. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) - 13 races (Hungary 2012 - China  2013)
22. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 13 races  (San Marino 2006 - China 2006)
21. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) - 14 races (Singapore 2012 - Canada 2013)
20. Mark Webber (Red Bull)  - 14 races (Brazil 2010 - Belgium 2011)
19. Sergio Perez (Force India) - 15 races (Germany 2016 - 2017)
18. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) - 15 races (Bahrain 2014 - US 2014)
17º Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 15 races (Abu Dhabi 2013 - Belgium 2014)
16. Carlos Reutemann (Williams) - 15 races (Belgium 1980 - Belgium 1981)
15. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) - 16 races (Monaco 2016 - Abu Dhabi 2016)
14. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) - 17 races (Spain 2016 - Abu Dhabi 2016)
13. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) - 17 races (Belgium 2013 - Austria 2014
12. Fernando Alonso (Renault and McLaren) - 17 races (China 2006 - Belgium 2007)
11. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 18 races* (Monaco 2017 - now)
* and counting
10. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) - 18 races (Japan 2016 - Italy 2017)
9. Fernando Alonso (Renault) - 18 races (Turkey 2005 - US 2006)
8. Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) - 18 races (San Marino 2003 - Spain 2014)
7. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 19 races (Italy 2014 - Italy 2015)
6. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) - 19 races (Brazil 2010 - India 2011)
5. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull and Ferrari) - 21 races (Britain 2014 - Hungary 2015)
4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) - 23 races (Europe 2011 - Hungary 2012)
3. Michael Schumacher - 24 races (Hungary 2001 - Malaysia 2003)
2. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) - 27 races (Bahrain 2012 - Hungary 2013)
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 28 races * (Japan 2016 - now)
* and counting
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