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Ross Brawn

Brawn: Nobody thought 100 F1 wins would be reached

The Formula 1 Managing Director reckons nobody thought Lewis Hamilton's achievement of 100 victories in the sport would be possible.

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Formula 1 Managing Director Ross Brawn believes "no one thought" Lewis Hamilton's accolade of 100 wins in F1 would be possible

Hamilton became the first driver to reach a century of victories following his latest win in the sport at a dramatic Russian Grand Prix.

The seven-time World Champion has already surpassed Michael Schumacher's record of 91 races on the top step of the podium, at last year's Portuguese GP.

"It's a milestone no one thought anyone would ever reach," Brawn wrote in his latest F1 column. "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."

It's thought that the bigger calendars and an influx of drivers beginning their F1 career at a younger age could see Hamilton's records in the sport be broken in years to come.

But Brawn says he wouldn't be surprised if Hamilton has at least 120 F1 victories under his belt before he retires.

"Who knows where it's going to end up?" continued Brawn. "He's with us for another couple of years at least – and he will win races every year.

"I don't think we could predict 200 wins, but I think we could certainly predict 20 more as he's still massively competitive and motivated.

"It's just staggering and congratulations to him, as it's a centenary that no one ever thought would be achieved."

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