Lewis Hamilton has spoken of the “magical second” of successful his a hundredth Formulation One race at Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix.
Hamilton, 36, used his driving and overtaking expertise, and his strategic considering within the rain, to battle again from seventh place on the primary lap to a landmark victory.
He’s the primary driver to succeed in 100 victories.
It was his fifth win of the season and his first for the reason that British Grand Prix in July.
“It is taken a very long time to get to 100 and at instances, I wasn’t certain it could come,” the British driver mentioned.
“It’s a magical second. I may solely have dreamed of nonetheless being right here, to have this chance to win these races, and to drive with such phenomenal abilities this late on in my profession.”
“I’m so pleased with all the pieces we’ve completed with Mercedes, on and off the observe, and this can be a particular second for everybody that has been a part of it.
“My dad known as me final night time and he has at all times been that one to reassure me and to proceed to assist me. I really feel extremely grateful for the wonderful assist that I’ve had.”
The victory takes Hamilton two factors away from Max Verstappen within the title race with seven rounds to go.
It additionally denied Lando Norris of his first victory following an exhilarating finale.
Norris, 21, appeared on target to maintain Hamilton at bay, and change into the youngest British Formulation One winner.