An iconic visual celebration of Lewis Hamilton's historic Formula One World Championship winning season, including the story of his life to date and exclusive new words and pictures from a dramatic year. Welcome to the world of Britain's hottest sports celebrity, as told by Lewis himself. Lewis Hamilton: Formula One World Drivers' Champion. It is hard to believe that Lewis, at 23, has only just completed his second year of Formula One and has already joined the pantheon of select great British sporting legends. My Story -- his incredible first-person account of his life, from karting champion and rookie boy-racer to Formula One driver for one of the biggest and most prestigious grand prix racing teams -- has now been fully updated and lavishly repackaged in an illustrated format, with new colour photographs and stories from the 2008 season.From the perfect start in Melbourne, through the controversy in Montreal and Spa, to the memorable victories of Silverstone and Shanghai, and finally the unbelievable stomach-churning climax in Sao Paolo and the unprecedented celebrations that followed -- it's all here, hot off the press just four weeks on from his record-breaking title victory, and in Lewis's own words.
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Lewis Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in January 1985. By the age of eight he was racing karts, at ten he drove to his first British championship, and at thirteen he was signed to the McLaren team. He made his F1 debut for at the 2007 Australian GP and was crowned the youngest-ever Formula One World Drivers' Champion in 2008 at the age of 23 -- and the first British champion since Damon Hill in 1996. His family include his father Anthony, step-mother Linda, mother Carmen and brother Nic.
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Book Description HARPERSPORT, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007311354