Hurry Up! Lewis Hamilton’s Historic Karting Suit Put for Sale

Published 11/08/2021, 1:43 PM EST
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after finishing the United States Grand Prix in second place FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Lewis Hamilton is a 7-time world champion in Formula One. He has won everything there is to win in the sport and broken almost every possible record. Since his entry in F1, he has been fast, but now his consistency and driving skills are some of the best in history.

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He has always been a once-in-a-lifetime talent since his junior career. In his karting days, he had built up a reputation of a serial winner and had many instances where he won races after coming from the back.

According to Motorsport Memorabilia, they are now putting on sale the 1998 race of Lewis Hamilton from his karting days. They took to social media to inform people about this sell and where they can buy the suit.

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“Lewis Hamilton 1998 race used #Zapelli Karting suit. We’re privileged to exclusively offer to the market this historically original race-used. #LewisHamilton kart race suit from 1998 when he drove for Martin Hines’ Zipkart team.

Email sales@motorsportmemorabilia.com to buy!” said Motorsport Memorabilia.

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A look back at Lewis Hamilton and his karting career

As reported by Britannica.com, the kid from Stevenage had shown an immense talent from the beginning. Despite not having the best kart, Hamilton would beat his competitors. He won many karting championships in his time.

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Lewis began his karting career at the age of eight and, when he was 10, won the British Kart Championship. Around three years later, Ron Dennis signed him on for the McLaren and Mercedes-Benz Young Driver Support Programme.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 18: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes appears at the driver’s press conference during previews prior to the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Interlagos on October 18, 2007, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The signing gave him the backing and the support financially to compete in karting events throughout Europe. From 1998 to 2000, he won the European and world karting championships.

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At the age of 15, he became the youngest driver ever to be ranked No.1 in karting. Through the years, he switched to single-seater racing and dominated there too. He made his debut in F1 in 2007, and as they say, the rest is history.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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