Lewis Hamilton becomes the first driver to score 4,000 career points!

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Not only did Lewis Hamilton win his 100th race at the Russian Grand Prix, but he also became the first Formula 1 driver in history to score 4,000 career points.

Ahead of the Russian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton had 3,999.5 career points, so a win took him over the 4,000-points barrier.

With this he became the first driver in Formula 1 history to score 4,000 career points. He is followed by Sebastian Vettel who scored 3,053 points.

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To be fair, the Formula 1 points system has changed several times during the series’ long history, with the one instituted in 2010 brining in the most points.

Adding to that the fact that in the last decade Formula 1 has greatly expanded its calendar, it is no wonder that the most successful driver of the 2010s has scored the most points in history.

Nevertheless, it is an important milestone that will definitely remain recorded in the history books.

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