Lewis Hamilton: Ross Brawn issues big prediction for total number of wins Briton could get in F1

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Formula 1 Managing Director Ross Brawn has said that Lewis Hamilton could tally 120 Grand Prix victories before he leaves the sport, with the Briton hitting his century at the weekend in Russia.

Brawn was an influential member of the Ferrari team as he worked with Michael Schumacher to get the Scuderia out of the doldrums and become one of the most dominant forces in the sport we've ever seen.

Indeed, it helped propel Michael onto 91 race victories, 40 more than Alain Prost in then second place for most wins and looked a number that would never be surpassed.

Hamilton, though, together with his Mercedes team, has enjoyed a large period of dominance since 2014 that has exceeded what Ferrari did in the early 00s, and Lewis now has the distinction of becoming the first driver to reach 100 victories at the top level of motorsport.

He's showing no real signs of slowing, too, with him set to be with the Silver Arrows for a couple of years longer at least, and Brawn is of the opinion that Hamilton could leave the benchmark for race victories a good deal higher than it already is.

"Michael’s tally of 91 was so far ahead of what anyone else had ever done at that point that it never seemed conceivable that anyone would get near it," he said in his column on the F1 website.

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"But then Lewis beat it and now Lewis has 100 wins. There is nothing stopping him. Who knows where it’s going to end up?

"He’s with us for another couple of years at least and he will win races every year.

"I don’t think we could predict 200 wins, but I think we could certainly predict 20 more as he’s still massively competitive and motivated.

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"It’s just staggering and congratulations to him, as it’s a centenary that no one ever thought would be achieved."

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