F1 French GP: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will join an ELITE club of drivers in France at Le Castellet – Check Out
F1 French GP: This weekend’s French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard will be a unique one for Lewis Hamilton since it will…
F1 French GP: This weekend’s French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard will be a unique one for Lewis Hamilton since it will be the 300th Grand Prix of his illustrious career. This is the sort of thing that a couple of Formula One drivers have accomplished throughout the entire history of the sport. Follow Formula 1 and French GP LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN
He will be joining the fab five drivers who have accomplished this record in the pinnacle of motorsport and become the sixth driver to do so. The list of drivers includes some big names like Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Rubens Barrichello, and Jenson Button.
Kimi Raikkonen, who won only one F1 title throughout his career was with Ferrari in the year 2007. On top of it, he has 353 (349 Race starts) to his name as he decided to hang his boots at the end of last season.
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Then comes Alpine’s Fernando Alonso, who will overtake Raikkonen later this season. He won two F1 titles with Renault in the year 2005 and 2006. Currently, he has 347 (344 Race Starts) to his name. Alonso will also overtake Raikkonen if he starts in the remaining races this season.
The third place goes to Rubens Barrichello, who had participated in 19 consecutive seasons with zero F1 titles to his name. Meanwhile, Barrichello has 326 (322 Race Starts) in his long F1 career.
Michael Schumacher, who is hailed as the F1 legend and also has seven F1 titles to his name comes fourth in the list. His main accolades came driving for Benetton and Ferrari as he has 308 (306 Race Starts) to his name.
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Jenson Button is the fifth driver who has his name on this elite list of drivers with more than 300 race entries. Currently, he has 309 (306 Race Starts) to his name and is tied with Michael Schumacher. Meanwhile, he won his only F1 title in the year 2009 with the Brawn-Mercedes F1 team.
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Lastly, Lewis Hamilton, who holds a number of records to his name in the sport is going to be the sixth driver who will join this elite list. The Brit has equaled Michael Schumacher’s record for most F1 titles with seven to his name. The Mercedes driver currently has 299 (299 Race Starts) and if he starts every Grand Prix this year, then he will break both Schumacher and Button’s records.
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