Michael Schumacher is arguably the greatest driver in Formula 1 history, and one of his greatest years came in 2002, when he matched Juan Manuel Fangio’s tally of five World Championships, the all-time record at the time.
The German champion established a new record for wins in a single season at the time, with 11, and he finished on the podium in each of the 17 Grands Prix celebrated, a percentage of podiums still yet to be equaled.
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) July 7, 2015
Schumacher sealed the championship after winning the 2002 French Grand Prix, which was the 11th round of the 17-race calendar. By winning the title with six races left, Schumacher established another record that is yet to be surpassed.
It was his third consecutive championship, all with Ferrari.