The Spaniard, who partnered Hamilton at McLaren within the Briton’s sensational 2007 debut season that ended with the pair stage on factors, heaped reward on Mercedes’ seven-times world champion.
“It is not going to be the final, that quantity will solely go up,” stated Alonso, a double champion who’s making a comeback with Renault-owned Alpine on the age of 39 and after two years racing elsewhere.
“I feel it is an incredible achievement that exhibits how good Lewis is, in not just one lap but additionally in a race scenario. We see within the victories, within the podium finishes, within the championships.
“It is in a method not a shock. He has dominated the game for a couple of years now and he’s getting higher and higher each time.”
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There are way more grands prix now than in earlier eras, with a report 23 scheduled for this yr, however Hamilton’s prowess on a Saturday stays one of the vital exceptional amongst his many information.
Ferrari nice Michael Schumacher, the one different seven-times world champion, is subsequent on the all time listing with 68 poles whereas Brazilian triple champion Ayrton Senna, Hamilton’s childhood hero, managed 65.
“Lewis has all the time been completely gorgeous relating to qualifying. From his first race in Components One till now, it has undoubtedly been a power of his,” stated Jenson Button, the 2009 champion and Hamilton’s McLaren crew mate from 2010-12.
Mercedes crew boss Toto Wolff stated Hamilton, who can also be set to grow to be the primary driver to achieve 100 wins with 97 so far, stated Hamilton continued to push the game to new heights.
Components One’s most profitable driver has extra factors, podiums, and laps led than anybody else in addition to profitable at extra circuits.
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“In the present day once more the automobile wasn’t excellent and he simply edged the opposite ones out,” stated Wolff.
“(Trackside engineering director) Andrew Shovlin was simply saying that if you happen to put all his pole laps collectively in a video, it might final two hours. That simply exhibits what he is achieved.”
Hamilton stated 100 was a quantity no person, not even him, had thought could possibly be reached when he was beginning out.
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“I can’t keep in mind precisely the sensation in 2007. I feel again then it was the place I used to be pushing for equality by way of gas load alongside my crew mate and the primary time they gave us the equal gas load,” he stated of his first pole in Canada that yr.
“That was particular… and right here we’re 100 qualifying periods or no matter it’s, 100 poles, and I nonetheless really feel as younger. I’m good. Maintain going.”