7-Time-Champion Lewis Hamilton Mulls Over His Journey to Being ‘The Best in the World’

Published 01/10/2022, 9:50 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 7, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sedat Suna


Karting is the first step in a driver’s journey to becoming a Formula One driver; the lessons that one learns in karting will always be remembered. Lewis Hamilton is a 7-time world champion and has scaled almost every peak in his illustrious career, but the Brit hasn’t forgotten the things he learned during his early karting days.

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Karting allows drivers to learn the fundamentals of racing and also builds their character in the sport.

Lewis Hamilton remembers the important lesson that karting taught him

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Drivers often look back at their karting days to remember the first few things they learned about racing. In a recent Formula One video, Britain’s Knight talks about the important message he learned from his karting days.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 20, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is interviewed after finishing first place in qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool

He said, “I think ultimately the lessons that I learned that you can manifest your dreams, I wanted to race cars and be the best in the world, kinda there, so…”

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How did the Brackley-based outfit perform in 2021?

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Mercedes and Red Bull had a close competition throughout the season, both in the constructors’ and drivers’ titles. Valtteri Bottas had one victory, four pole positions, and eleven podium finishes, while Hamilton had eight victories, five pole positions, and seventeen podium finishes.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Hamilton scored 387.5 points and Bottas 226 points for a total of 613.5 points, allowing the Silver Arrows to win the constructors’ championship. Unfortunately for the team, Hamilton controversially lost the drivers’ title on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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What are your predictions for the Silver Arrows as they have now got George Russell to partner Hamilton for the 2022 Formula One season? Let us know what you think in the comments area below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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