LEWIS HAMILTON is the undisputed British hero of Formula One. His phenomenal successes have seen him move to third on the all-time Grand Prix winners list and, for a record-equalling third time, plant a British flag onto the mountain-top of motor racing.
With behind-the-scenes insight into the intense early 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, this biography describes how Lewis handled the intensity of the media scrum around his relationship with Nicole Scherzinger and kept his dignity to emerge triumphant as he racked up sensational wins around the world. Now he has even joined iconic speedsters Damon Hill and Bradley Wiggins as a BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner.
From 2015’s momentous clinching of a second consecutive World Championship in Texas to the ongoing bitter rivalry with former friend Nico Rosberg -in which the German once seemingly engineered a deliberate high-speed crash - bestselling sports author Frank Worrall traces the slipstream of Hamilton’s incredible career as the fastest driver on the planet.
This is the ultimate story of the driver who has gone from being the rookie Sir Jackie Stewart said ‘has rewritten the rule book’ to a triple world champion, accelerating into pole position to perhaps be called Britain’s greatest ever race driver.