Russian GP: Hamilton scores a record-breaking 100th F1 win

Lewis Hamilton has finally managed to score his 100th win. This puts him at number one in terms of driver wins, with Michael Schumacher in second with 91. Hamilton is now an impressive 48 wins ahead of his long term rival, Sebastian Vettel.

The Russian Grand Prix gave us one of the most thrilling races of the season. The opening lap was as nail-biting as it could get and, it felt like the middle field was battling for the entire race. Yes, there are people out there who argue that Russian shouldn't host future races. Because of their questionable human rights record, but would F1 and the FIA want to deprive fans of great racing?

The first breaking zone of the first lap of the Russian GP.

Qualifying for the Russian GP was just as thrilling as the race, with Landos Norris taking P1, ahead of Carlos Sainz and George Russell. This marked Lando's first pole position in F1 and Sainz' best qualifying for Ferrari.

Lando Norris takes the first pole position of his career.

Championship leader Max Verstappen started P20 after taking an engine penalty. Red Bull opted to take the engine penalty in Russia because it's historically not a strong track for Red Bull in a bid to limit the damage that the penalty might do. Max defied all expectations and finished an impressive P2 behind his championship rival, Lewis Hamilton.

Towards the end of the race, Norris managed to build up a significant lead on Lewis Hamilton and was on his way to his first win. By lap 40, Norris and Hamilton were both putting in lap times of 1m37s which kept the gap between the pair stable.

Lewis Hamilton chases down Lando Norris in the closing laps of the Russian GP.

Raindrops started to all on lap 42, as the rain worsened many of the drivers spun out. Norris was initially coping better than Hamilton, which was surprising given the gap in experience between the pair.

Hamilton's experience soon came into play though, when on lap 49 he came into pits after the Mercedes team demanded he come in for inters. McLaren suggested that Norris pits a few laps earlier but, he insisted on staying out. Lando's decision to stay out soon backfired when he spun out at turn 5 on lap 51 out of 53.

Lewis Hamilton crosses the line for the 100th win of his career.

In two weeks we head to Turkey, where the nail-biting championship battle will continue.