Lewis Hamilton Adds Another F1 Record to His Impressive Career

Published 11/23/2021, 11:43 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


Lewis Hamilton is on his way to becoming the first driver to win eight world championships in Formula One. Although he is eight points behind Max Verstappen with two races to go, he has won the last two races in dominant style. By winning the inaugural Qatar GP, the Brit has secured another record to his name in F1.

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After winning his 102nd race in the sport, Hamilton has now won at 30 different tracks out of the 35 that he has raced on. The only tracks the Mercedes driver has not won on are Magny-Cours, Buddh International Circuit, Zandvoort, Valencia, and Korea.

 

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With F1 going to a new circuit in Jeddah, Hamilton has a chance to extend this record. It is likely he will finish his career by not winning at every circuit he has raced on, as it is highly unlikely that F1 will return to Valencia, India, Magny-Cours, or Korea in the near future.

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They have woken up the lion: Wolff on Lewis Hamilton and his recent wins

As reported by Formula1.com, the Mercedes team boss was overjoyed with Hamilton’s win at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. He stated that the disqualification in Brazil’s qualifying has ignited the fire in Lewis Hamilton.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool

“He’s totally in the zone… they woke up the lion. They have woken up the lion on the Saturday in Interlagos. He’s absolutely on it, brutal and cold-blooded. And this is the best in Lewis. We’ve seen it in the past. He’s right there.

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When adversity happens, it takes him to a place where he’s able to mobilize superhero powers, and it was the adversity that triggered that in Interlagos.” said Wolff.

Wolff is bang on in assessing that the disqualification may have worked in Lewis’s favor. But the 7-time champion would be wary of the threat that Max Verstappen poses with just two races to go.

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The championship is going down to the wire and might be one of the best in F1’s history.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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