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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W12, drives into Parc Ferme after securing his 100th pole position in F1
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How Hamilton’s qualifying record compares to Senna and Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton has just become the first driver to record 100 world championship Formula 1 pole positions. Time to revisit a debate we discussed when he reached 150 front row starts in 2020.

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Lewis Hamilton reached a unique Formula 1 milestone at the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix. Despite the increasing challenge from Red Bull and Max Verstappen, the seven-time world champion reached a century of pole positions. The next two on the all-time list are Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna on 68 and 65 respectively.

Hamilton's qualifying prowess has long since been established, but where does he slot in if we take a wider look at the statistics?

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