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Lewis Hamilton says that it’s unbelievable, next weekend he will beat in German GP as a special event that’s, McLaren speedy set to reach his 100th grand prix.

Lewis Hamilton starts his F1 career in 2007 with the McLaren team. In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records, while finishing second in the 2007 Formula One Championship, just one point behind Kimi Räikkönen.

He won the World Championship the following season. He took one Drivers’ Championship title, 18 wins, 46 podium finishes, and 21 pole position.

Last season at Germany, he qualified second and took the lead from Webber at turn 1. Webber weaken Hamilton during the pit stops to take the lead, but Hamilton re-took the lead after the second set of pit stops, where Webber emerged just behind him and he passed Alonso round the outside of turn 2 to take his second victory of 2011.

Lewis Hamilton, though, is again in the chase for the ultimate glory and heads to Germany fourth in the standings, 37 points behind the Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

“Unbelievably, next weekend will mark my 100th grand prix,” Hamilton said. That’s incredible, because I still remember my first as if it were only yesterday – I guess Formula 1 has that effect on you!”

“It’s always been a regret of mine that I arrived in Formula 1 too late to race on the classic, old Hockenheim layout, where the track disappeared for miles into the forests and was only broken up by a couple of relatively high-speed chicanes.

“It must have been incredible battling round that track with minimal downforce, locked in a slipstreaming battle with another car and waiting for just the right moment to pounce and

“Still, I very much enjoy the updated track – it’s a place that’s built for racing: the hairpin at the end of the back straight is a classic overtaking spot, and the whole layout seems to make it more inviting for a following car to attempt an overtake.

“This is the first time we’ve been to Hockenheim since introducing DRS, too, so it should make for an even more exciting race.”


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