Lewis Hamilton wins 100th Formula 1 race of his career
British Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton continues to write motor racing history. Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Olympic Park on Sunday, to win his 100th career Formula 1 race.
Hamilton, the 36-year-old driver from Stevenage, England, who rides for Mercedes, clocked a winning time of one hour, 30 minutes, 41.001 seconds. Max Verstappen of the Netherlands was second with a time of one hour, 31 minutes, 34.272 seconds. Carlos Sainz Jr. of Spain was third with a time of one hour, 31 minutes, 43.476 seconds.
Of Hamilton’s 100 victories, he has won the Russian Grand Prix five times. He claimed victory in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021. Hamilton has also won the Hungarian Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix eight times each, the Canadian Grand Prix seven times, the Grand Prix of the United States, the Chinese Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix. Prize six times each, Grand Prix of Japan, Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, Grand Prix of Italy and Grand Prix of Bahrain five times each, Grand Prix of Germany, Grand Prix of Belgium and the Singapore Grand Prix four times each, the Monaco Grand Prix three times, the Australian Grand Prix Grand Prix, the Turkish Grand Prix, the Mexican Grand Prix, the Brazilian Grand Prix, the Portuguese Grand Prix and the Grand Prix of France twice each, as well as the Grand Prix of Malaysia, the Grand Prix of Austria, the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, the Grand Prix of Tuscany, the Grand Prix of Styria, the Grand Prix of the Eifel and the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna each once.
Hamilton has won the most Formula 1 races of all time. Germany’s Michael Schumacher is second on the list with 91.
So far in 2021, it’s a close battle between Hamilton and Verstappen for the Formula 1 Championship. With seven races to go, Hamilton has 246.5 points, while Verstappen has 244.5 points. Of Hamilton’s 100 races, five have been held this season. In addition to winning in Sochi, Hamilton also won in Bahrain, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain.