Lewis Hamilton Wins Historic 100th Race at the Russian Grand Prix

Experienced by Bian Armstead

F1 phenomenon Lewis Hamilton does it again with his record-breaking 100th win at the Russian Grand Prix. What an exciting F1 race today with an array of track drama with Verstappen starting last and Hamilton losing three spots from a poor start. Verstappen quickly charged up the leaderboard, dispensing with Bottas and others along the way. 

The McLarens ran a great race as the young Lando Norris lead with five laps remaining when the rainfall began. Hamilton pitted for intermediate rain tires while Norris stayed out on the track. That decision cost him the victory since the British driver spun out, handing Hamilton the lead and his 100th Grand Prix victory! Verstappen finished second with a super impressive drive. 

The young guns are coming up in F1 and setting the tone for modern-day F1 aggression. Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton, who can now be considered the G.O.A.T. of Formula 1! The British race announcers were also superb today as they vicariously embedded ESPN TV viewers to the “edge of your seat” atmosphere of the race. 

See you Sunday, October 10 for the Turkish Grand Prix held at the Istanbul Park Circuit.

 

Sir Lewis Hamilton Biography

‘Still I Rise’ – these are the words emblazoned across the back of Lewis Hamilton’s helmet and tattooed across his shoulders, and ever since annihilating expectations with one of the greatest rookie performances in F1 history in 2007, that’s literally all he’s done: risen to the top of the all-time pole positions list ahead of his hero Ayrton Senna, surged into first place in the wins column surpassing the inimitable Michael Schumacher, and then matched the legendary German’s seven world titles.

Is he the G.O.A.T? Few would deny that he’s in the conversation – and what’s more he’s got there his way, twinning his relentless speed with a refusal to conform to stereotypes for how a racing driver should think, dress or behave. Respect is hard-earned in F1, but Hamilton – now Sir Lewis Hamilton to be precise – has it from every one of his peers. Why? Because they know that whatever the track, whatever the conditions, whatever the situation, when his visor goes down and the lights go out, it’s Hammertime.

 

Team Mercedes
Country United Kingdom
Podiums 176
Points 4024.5
Grands Prix entered 281
World Championships 7
Highest race finish 1 (x100)
Highest grid position 1
Date of birth 07/01/1985
Place of birth Stevenage, England

 

 

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