Lewis Hamilton: King of the Grid is the definitive record of Hamilton's rapid elevation to the top of motor racing in just six months. A rookie from Hertfordshire, Hamilton was presented with a golden opportunity by McLaren to drive one of the best cars on the grid for the 2007 season. Surpassing all expectations, he quickly went on to record a podium in his first ever Grand Prix, secured a third in Australia, notched up four back-to-back second places and then won his first Grand Prix in Canada. After only six races, he was leading the world drivers' championship. At this point, the season took on a life of its own. The whole summer was dominated by a struggle for supremacy between Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso, who had not signed up to McLaren to be usurped by a rookie. Add to this the serious accusations of spying between Ferrari and McLaren and the 2007 Formula One season soon became one of the most dramatic in living memory. Lewis Hamilton: King of the Grid relives all the twists and turns of an unbelievable season and celebrates the arrival of the first British Formula One hero since Nigel Mansell. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 superb photographs, it pays tribute to the outstanding achievements of an amazing new sporting superstar.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2008