Lewis Hamilton, Champion of the World - The Biography Paperback – 2 Mar 2009
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Lewis Hamilton is the record-breaking young British hero of Formula 1. His phenomenal debut season was nothing short of a revelation, coming through against all the odds to dominate and revolutionise the world of motor racing.It was an outcome no one could have predicted: thrown in at the deep end 'on a mighty whim' by McLaren team owner Ron Dennis, not only did Lewis have to combat his own nerves and fears, he had to overcome a dissenter within his own camp.With behind-the-scenes insight into the intense rivalry between Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso which threatened to derail the young Briton's dream, and the low-down on the 'spy-gate' scandal and the loss of McLaren's constructors' points, bestselling sports author Frank Worrall describes how Lewis handled the intensity of the media scrum and kept his dignity to emerge triumphant as he racked up sensational wins around the world.From the momentous first podium finish in Melbourne to victories throughout the year in Canada, the United States, Hungary and Japan - as well as the dramatic crash at the Nurburgring and the gripping final race in Brazil - the entire season is covered.With the definitive take on Lewis' rise through the motor racing ranks and the crucial role of his family, this is must for every sports fan.Ever-confident, Lewis goes from strength to strength and is guaranteed to set the track alight for many years to come. This is the ultimate story of the driver whom Sir Jackie Stewart says 'has re-written the rookie rule book'. But he is a rookie no more. Lewis Hamilton is here to stay.Hamilton is the first black driver of African/Afro Caribbean ancestry to compete in F1. He is also the most prominent British hope for the Championship title. Ticket sales for the British GP have risen as a result of Lewis' success proving that there is huge interest in this rising star. This biography will be fully updated to include the full 2007 season.
About the Author
Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times, the Sun and FourFourTwo magazine. He is also the author of the number one bestseller Roy Keane: Red Man Walking, as well as Rooney: Wayne's World and The Magnificent Sevens.
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80% of this book takes us up to the end of the 2007 F1 season, including Lewis' upbringing & rise through the junior ranks- which you can & probably have read about already in the book that was released at the end of 2007 by Hamilton himself...
Lewis Hamilton, The Biography is full of factual errors & non-sense phrases that any F1 fan or even some,,one with a basic understanding of English would laugh at. For example, have you ever heard the phrase 'Comes out on top of the file' ? Or the part about Fernando Alonso being downgraded five places on the 'grade' - I think that's supposed to say Grid..
Also, the use of the term co-drivers to describe F1 teammates is inaccurate- why not just call them teammates? They're not sharing the same car after all
Anyone hoping for a blow by blow account of Hamilton's recent Championship win will be disappointed with this book- as will any F1 fan with anything more than a passing interest in the sport. However, if you like your (outdated) biographies to be more of the 'paint by numbers' variety, then feel free to go ahead & waste your money on this book
Quite frankly, I'm stunned it was ever published in the first place