Lewis Hamilton broke the magical barrier of 100 Formula 1 victories last race in Russia. An absolute milestone that makes you wonder if it can ever be broken. Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali thinks so.
Hamilton continues to break record after record and thus also set the new record for number of victories at the Russian Grand Prix, having previously equaled Michael Schumacher’s number of world championships. The German’s huge record was not expected to be broken any time soon, but the current number one in the world championship managed to do it anyway.
Charm of the sport
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Still, Formula 1 CEO Domenicali thinks even Hamilton’s records won’t stand forever. “We thought that Schumacher’s records could not be broken, but Hamilton has succeeded. That is why I think that Hamilton’s record number of victories will also be broken one day, that is the charm of our sport,” the Italian tells Sky Sports F1 .
Example for the youth
Formula 1 goes and stands with role models from history. Young drivers often look up to legendary drivers they grew up with. Domenicali expects it to continue like this forever. “I am sure that Schumacher was a great example for Hamilton, and that Hamilton is a great example for young drivers in the future. I have enormous respect for what he has proven,” he concludes.