Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton on Saturday scripted a world record as he became the first Formula One driver to seal 100 pole positions. He took the pole at the Spanish Grand Prix after setting the fastest lap.

Legendary Michael Schumacher is second on the list with 68 pole positions and Lewis Hamilton was already extending the lead over the retired Ferrari great. Notably, Hamilton's first pole came in his debut season in F1 in 2007. He also won the Canada GP race after sealing pole position.

The Mercedes star will be chasing a record-extending 98th F1 race win on Sunday at the Spanish GP.

Hamilton, who took his first pole with McLaren in 2007, had set the fastest time of one minute 16.741 seconds with his first flying lap of the final phase and was unable to improve on it with his second.

It had looked like the 36-year-old had been slowed by Mexican Sergio Perez spinning his Red Bull ahead but there were no yellow warning flags.

"I feel very humble and very grateful. I'm ecstatic, like it's my first," Hamilton said.

"I can't believe we're at 100 and it's down to the men and women back at the factory who are continuously raising the bar and never giving up," he added.

"The support that I have, it's a dream for me to work with these guys and the journey that we have been on has been immense."
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