Billie Jean King Floored by Lewis Hamilton’s Historic 100th F1 at Russian GP

Published 09/27/2021, 10:08 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


Lewis Hamilton has ticked off another incredible milestone in his legendary career. On Sunday, the seven-time world champion won the Russian Grand Prix, which turned out to be his 100th race win. He is the first person in the sport’s history to reach a century of victories.

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The milestone has earned him praise from every corner of the world. Some celebrities took to social media to congratulate the Mercedes driver on reaching 100 wins. He also was congratulated by legendary athletes such as Billie Jean King.

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Billie Jean King congratulates Lewis Hamilton on his 100th win

The legendary tennis player took to social media to extend her congrats to the British driver on this momentous occasion.

“What an incredible achievement to reach 100 race wins. Congratulations on making history, @LewisHamilton,” wrote Billie Jean.

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It’s a milestone no one thought anyone would ever reach: Ross Brawn

F1 Managing Director Ross Brawn also congratulated Hamilton on his 100th win. He stated that no one ever thought that someone would overtake Michael Schumacher‘s 91 wins and Hamilton has now got 100 wins.

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Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

“It’s a milestone no one thought anyone would ever reach. Michael’s tally of 91 was so far ahead of what anyone else had ever done at that point that it never seemed conceivable that anyone would get near it.

“But then Lewis beat it–and now Lewis has 100 wins. There is nothing stopping him.” said Brawn.

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Brawn continued by stating that Hamilton could clinch at least 20 more wins before calling it a day on his career. It would be hard to put this past him, as he has at least two more years in the sport.

How many more can Lewis win? Let us know.

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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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