Uk News 'Humble and grateful' - Lewis Hamilton secures historic 100th pole position United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Hamilton reaches record-breaking century of pole positions with brilliant qualifying performance

Uk News 'Humble and grateful' - Lewis Hamilton secures historic 100th pole position United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Hamilton reaches record-breaking century of pole positions with brilliant qualifying performance

Uk News  'Humble and grateful' - Lewis Hamilton secures historic 100th pole position United Kingdom news
08 May 2021 - 15:49

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Lewis Hamilton’s remarkable qualifying record in Formula 1 reached a major milestone in Spain on Saturday, with the Mercedes driver securing the 100th F1 pole of his career.Hamilton, who has won the Spanish Grand Prix on each of the last four occasions, was second quickest in practice to his Drivers Championship rival Max Verstappen. But the British driver produced when it mattered in qualifying to take top spot on the grid for Sunday’s race.Valtteri Bottas, also of Mercedes, qualified in third.The freshest exclusives and sharpest analysis, curated for your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.“I’ll always remember that one,” Hamilton said after his lap.  “I can’t believe we are at 100 and it’s down to the men and women back at the factory who are continuously raising the bar. The support I have, it’s a dream to work with these guys.“Who would have thought at the end of 2012 when we made the decision to partner, we’d be qualifying at 100. I feel humble and grateful – it’s like my first! 100 POLES! I can’t even begin to describe how this feels. I can’t thank the team and everyone back at the factory enough for everything they’ve done to help us secure this incredible milestone. I feel so humbled and very grateful. This feels like my first win all over again ???????????? pic.twitter.com/KkCgShdhq2— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) May 8, 2021 “I think we’ve been strong all weekend and I made some changes for qualifying,” he added. “You’re always trying to make the car better, but it is a bit of a gamble because you have to keep the race in mind also. I was making small tweaks here and there to make pace but the first lap was the best lap of the session – which was great.“The changes that we made, I had so much understeer, the car was being lazy and wouldn’t turn corners the way I wanted.

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. It was my cleanest lap and I’ll always remember it.”Hamilton is a long way clear of the all-time list for most poles in F1, with Michael Schumacher second on 68. Only two other drivers in the history of the sport have more than 50, Ayrton Senna (65) and Sebastian Vettel (57).The 36-year-old Hamilton has won two of the three races so far this season, in Bahrain and Portugal, with Verstappen taking the chequered flag in Imola. On each occasion the other driver was runner-up, leaving Hamilton eight points ahead in the Driver Standings and the pair looking set to duke it out for the rest of the season. ✨ O N E H U N D R E D ✨@LewisHamilton makes it an incredible century of pole positions in Formula 1!#SpanishGP ???????? #F1 pic.twitter.com/jJmw8jTLr2— Formula 1 (@F1) May 8, 2021 Hamilton’s time of 1m 16.741s in Q3 was enough to earn him pole, with Verstappen missing a chance to steal ahead when the Brit failed to set a faster time on his second run. The Red Bull driver’s first lap was also his quickest, 0.036s slower than his rival.The pair’s relationship continued to show strain following their crash in Imola, with Verstappen heard criticising Hamilton in practice earlier on Saturday. With Verstappen out on his slow lap, the first car behind was the Brit, with suggestions that Hamilton was looking to make the most of the Dutchman’s slipstream.“Is it him again behind?” exclaimed Verstappen on the radio. “It’s unbelievable this guy in the last sector.”Follow i sport on Facebook for more F1 news, interviews and features. You can also join our F1 fantasy league for i readers – just click here or use code “7edd2b8a7e” to take part Read More How to watch Spanish Grand Prix 2021: UK start time, TV schedule, channel and live stream for next F1 race More on F1Vettel: ‘I have a special relationship with Mick – I’m giving him all the help I can’Russell: ‘I’m feeling stronger than ever after seeing my psychologist’Magnussen: ‘I got bored racing at the back in F1 – but I’m not bored any more’F1 driver line-up 2021: How the grid will look this seasonA Verstappen title and Hamilton retirement? Pundits predict 2021 F1 season

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