On Sunday, Lewis Hamilton competed in his 300th race and finished second in the French Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet, France. The 37-year-old British driver came in second place, after Max Verstappen of Red Bull. At the conclusion of the race, Hamilton remarked that he still had “enough of gasoline in the tank” to pursue additional victories. Hamilton is currently trying to break a Formula 1 record that no one has done before. To end the curse that no driver had ever won a race after reaching the 300-race mark, he will be aiming for the win in at least one competition.
Hamilton said, “That’s a lot of races,” in response to the question of whether he plans to compete in 400 Formula 1 races. He claimed he still has enough, though, to start going. “To start, I just want to express my gratitude for making it this far. However, I still feel energetic and like I have plenty of fuel left in the tank. I’m having fun doing it.” The seven-time Formula 1 world champion made this statement.
Lewis Hamilton is the sixth driver to compete in 300 Formula 1 races total. Kimi Raikkonen of Finland departed from Formula One last year with 349 races under his belt. The only other driver who is still competing who has competed in 344 Grand Prix is Fernando Alonso from Spain, who drives for the Alpine team owned by Renault. The other three are British driver Jenson Button (with 306 races), German driver Michael Schumacher (307 races), and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello (323 races).