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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton set to join exclusive F1 club at the French GP

Lewis Hamilton will become the sixth driver in F1 history to hit 300 Grands Prix during this weekend's event at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

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Lewis Hamilton will join a small number of past and present F1 drivers in reaching a special milestone at the French Grand Prix.

When the action gets underway at the Circuit Paul Ricard, the Briton will have entered 300 Grands Prix across his F1 career to date.

Since debuting with McLaren back in 2007, Hamilton has only missed one Grand Prix – the Sakhir race in 2020 when he came down with COVID-19.

Hamilton sits sixth on the all-time list, which the recently-retired Kimi Raikkonen leads on 350 Grands Prix entered.

Behind Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso is fast approaching on 345 Grands Prix, and is set to draw level at the top of the list at this year's Italian Grand Prix.

Rubens Barrichello (323), Michael Schumacher (307) and Jenson Button (306) are the other drivers who currently sit ahead of Hamilton.

Sebastian Vettel also features on the top 10 list, placing seventh overall with 288 entries to his name.

*Denotes that the driver is still active in F1

Most Grands Prix entered in F1 history

Driver Races
Kimi Raikkonen 350
Fernando Alonso* 345
Rubens Barrichello 323
Michael Schumacher 307
Jenson Button 306
Lewis Hamilton* 299
Sebastian Vettel* 288
Felipe Massa 269
Riccardo Patrese 256
Jarno Trulli 252

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