According to the sport’s executive director, Ross Brawn, Lewis Hamilton, the first F1 racer to win 100 races, may extend his record count to 120. The seven-time world champion has two more seasons left on his contract with Mercedes, and only a few doubt his ability to achieve even more glory. After winning the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, the most successful driver in this sport is two points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Hamilton’s Record-Breaking Victory Of 100 Wins
When Michael Schumacher departed with a record 91 victories, several onlookers wondered if anybody would ever be able to surpass the Ferrari legend’s accomplishment. One of them was Brawn, his buddy, and technical director.
The German had 40 more victories than the last record holder, Alain Prost, and 50 wins more than Ayrton Senna. Last October, Hamilton won his 92nd race in Portugal. Sebastian Vettel, a four-time champion with 53 victories, was his active competitor at that time.
Formula One sport’s managing director Ross Brawn believes that Lewis Hamilton can add more to his wins tally after last week’s momentous victory 🏆
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Both Hamilton and Vettel attribute a debt to the fact that Formula One seasons now contain much more races than past, with 23 such events scheduled for next year, after a record of 22 races this year.
Hamilton has managed to win more events than the most triumphant British driver, Jackie Stewart, who was also the world champion thrice. His last triumph in the Russian Grand Prix was his 100th F1 win, but he doubted it would not have been possible if Verstappen had not chosen to stay out on slicks.
Verstappen, who turns 24 on Thursday, has raced in 134 races and won 17 of them, the first at the age of 18, making him the youngest winner in history. So if someone tries to break Hamilton’s record, the Dutchman would be a strong candidate.
So, Brawn says that they wouldn’t know Hamilton would win 100 matches, but given how competitive he still is, he can easily win another 20.
Hamilton’s achievement of winning in every season he has raced in. This record began in 2007 with his 6th race with McLaren in Canada. This is one record that Verstappen will never be able to replicate.
Hamilton has averaged more than ten victories each year since 2014, the year after he joined Mercedes. This is such a figure that Verstappen is unlikely to achieve this season with only a few rounds remaining.
On the other hand, Schumacher did not win until his 2nd season and 18th race and pulled blanks after his Mercedes career in 2010-12.
We certainly agree with Brawn’s statement because Hamilton has just won 100 F1 races, which none thought would be possible. So, if he manages to win 20 more races, it will be a new world record. We hope the racer continues to perform in such a thoughtful manner in the future.