Lewis Hamilton, the newly crowned four-time Formula One World Champion has driven some of the most memorable races that deserve a place in the history books. Records shattered, races won, pole set, Hamilton has a star career to his name. Essentially Sports brings you Lewis Hamilton’s best performances in his career so far.
Lewis Hamilton’s best performances
9. 2015 Japanese Grand Prix
A race that defined this season’s championship battle. Rosberg started on pole, but was out-muscled by Hamilton through turns one and two on the opening lap and never managed to regain the lead, with his British nemesis going on to lead every lap en route to victory. It was an exhibition display from Hamilton as he equalled Ayrton Senna’s tally of 41 grands prix victories.
8. 2015 British Grand Prix
Hamilton appeared in real danger of losing out to Rosberg as a heavy rain shower spiced up the closing stages of the Silverstone race. Rosberg was taking chunks of time out of his Mercedes team-mate before the Briton made the inspired call to stop for wet-weather tyres. It was a huge gamble, but one that paid off as the rain intensified and Hamilton claimed his third British Grand Prix win in front of a partisan home crowd.
2007 Australian Grand Prix
After winning the GP2 in his rookie year in 2006, Hamilton announced his arrival in Formula One with McLaren next year. Hamilton impressed in the practice sessions but could not take that form into the qualifying and started fourth on the grid in his Formula One debut race. After being stuck in fourth position by the leading three, Hamilton passed a struggling Alonso for third position on the outside of the first corner gracefully, a dangerous and a bold move which was applauded by the vociferous Australian crowd. After that Hamilton drove a neat and an eventless race to grab a podium place in his debut race. This race, thus, marked the arrival of a unique talent to the Formula One world.