Lewis Hamilton’s career ups and downs with McLaren
In 1995, a ten-year-old Lewis Hamilton with confidence bowls as much as McLaren’s then team principal Ron Dennis in the Autosport Honours ceremony and utters his now famous words: &ldquoI wish to race for you personally eventually … I wish to race for McLaren.&rdquo
Given learning support
Under 3 years later, in 1998, Hamilton is signed by McLaren and also the team’s partners Mercedes-Benz to end up part of their Youthful Driver Support Programme.
Formidable success whatsoever levels
After stints in karting, including one season alongside future Mercedes Formula One team mate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton graduates to Formula Renault, Formula Three and GP2, winning all of them.
Awesome alliance with Alonso
Hamilton is paired by Dennis using the protecting world champion Fernando Alonso for that 2007 season, being approved 4th and finishing third in the first race around australia. His relations using the Spaniard remain chilled all year round.
Agonising finish to debut season
A fantastic rookie season, by which McLaren are penalized $100 million for his or her role in ‘Spygate’, finishes having a painful finish for Hamilton because he manages to lose on the drivers’ title with a anchorman to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen within the last race of the season.
Dramatic finale understands dream
In 2008, he becomes, at 23 many 301 days, Formula A person’s youngest ever world champion in the penultimate corner from the final lap from the final race in South america. The historic success remains, up to now, Hamilton’s only world championship title.
Emotional apology over lies
In the first race as world champion in ’09, Hamilton receives the very first real blot on his copybook because he is caught laying to race stewards carrying out a crash in Melbourne. He issues a psychological public apology but lengthy-serving sporting director Dork Ryan is sacked.
Umbilical chord finally breaks
To another frustrating season which sees his title hopes basically dashed, with his management getting seemed out numerous rival teams, Hamilton finally cuts the umbilical chord to McLaren by announcing his proceed to Mercedes.