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Lewis Hamilton: Champion of the World: The Biography

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In the nail-biting Brazilian Grand Prix in November 2008, Lewis Hamilton clinched his position as the youngest-ever winner of the Formula One World Championship. A truly remarkable sporting figure who has revolutionized the world of motor racing, his rise through the ranks—from karting to the hotly contested F3 Superprix and onto the F1 podium—has not been straightforward. His career began when he was just six years old when his father—holding down three jobs to support his son’s blossoming sport—bought him his first go-cart. The breakthrough came when 10-year-old Lewis met McLaren boss Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony. Two years later, Lewis was signed to McLaren’s development program. This book offers behind-the-scenes insight into the intense rivalry between Hamilton and teammate Fernando Alonso that threatened to derail Hamilton’s dreams, as well as the low-down on the spy-gate scandal. It also discusses Hamilton’s ability to handle the intensity of media coverage and keep his dignity to emerge as the world’s top driver.

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