The "blind faith" Mercedes call that won Hamilton his 100th F1 race
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The "blind faith" Mercedes call that won Hamilton his 100th F1 race

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Until rain turned the Russian Grand Prix on its head in the closing stages, Lando Norris was set to convert his first Formula 1 pole position into a maiden win. But having recovered well from being shuffled back at the start, Hamilton and his Mercedes team called the changing conditions spot-on for a landmark 100th F1 victory

The 2021 Russian Grand Prix was a fascinating race even before its thrilling wet-weather climax, where the two leading British drivers had wildly contrasting fortunes.

Lewis Hamilton went on to take another incredible career milestone with his 100th Formula 1 win, a first for any driver in the championship's history. Lando Norris lost a first grand prix career victory as the knife-edge call on when to pit as the rain came down in the final laps went in Mercedes' favour for several key reasons.

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