Lewis Hamilton registered the 100th pole of his career at the Spanish GP, as he starts on the front row for Sunday’s main race. The Briton outraced the likes of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen in the Q3 session. The 36-year old was a bit off the pace in the first two sessions, but made a full recovery in Q3 session.
Lewis Hamilton was emotional after finishing on pole at the Spanish GP. The Briton attributed his success to the Mercedes team, who has been working very hard over the past few years. “I can’t believe we’re at 100! It’s down to the men and women back at the factory, it’s been a dream to work with these guys. Who would have thought at the end of 2012 we’d be at 100! I’m ecstatic! It’s like my first!,” said Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton grateful after reaching another milestone
Lewis Hamilton seems to reach new milestones almost every other race. The Brit driver claimed his seventh title last season, drawing level with Michael Schumacher’s record. He also surpassed Schumacher’s record for most F1 wins last season. Now, he has secured his 100th pole of the season at the Spanish GP, and he is grateful for reaching the feat.
“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,” wrote Hamilton on Twitter.