Hamilton doubted winning 100th Grand Prix

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 26, 2021: Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team driver Lewis Hamilton (L) of the United Kingdom, winner of the 2021 Formula One Russian Grand Prix race, and Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak are seen during the podium ceremony at the Sochi Autodrom racing circuit. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton has won his 100th Grand Prix at the Russian race this weekend.


  • The race victory was within Norris’s reach but he lost it when heavy rain hit the circuit, allowing Hamilton to capitalize on it.
  • The Mercedes driver said he thought the 100th victory wouldn’t come.

What he said:

  • “I’ve been on 99 a long time, It just felt like number 100 was never going to happen. So many things were always getting in the way. So I’m grateful that the heavens opened today.”
  • I’m not sure we would’ve got past Lando had it not rained. He was so fast and it’s a very hard track to overtake on as well.”
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