‘Lewis will create the benchmark for a whole generation of drivers…He is already turning television viewers back on to motor racing’ Jackie Stewart
‘Lewis Hamilton is a phenomenon – nobody has come into the sport and done what he’s done’ Murray Walker
Few 22-year-olds have achieved enough to warrant 290 pages of reminiscence, but Hamilton is the exeption.' 'Hamilton is not only outstandingly gifted as a racing driver, he is genuinely articulate and charming.' The Daily Telegraph
.’..slickly produced with intriguing hints at how tough it was to get to the top' The Guardian
‘…one to lap up.' Manchester Evening NewsVom Verlag:
Lewis Hamilton’s explosive arrival on the Formula 1 scene has made front-page headlines. In My Story, for the first time Lewis opens up about his stunning debut season, including the gripping climax to the 2007 F1 World Championship, as well as his dad Anthony, his home life and his early years. The only book with the real story, as told by Lewis.
In his first season in F1, Lewis Hamilton has thrilled the world of motor racing. With victories in Canada, America and Hungary and Japan he led the World Drivers' Championship, right up to the last race of the season. But bare statistics alone do scant justice to the amazing impact Lewis Hamilton has had on the sporting landscape this year. My Story gives the real account from Lewis himself, as he sets the record straight about his colourful life on and off the track.
Given a grounded upbringing by his dedicated father in unremarkable Stevenage, Lewis tells about how he first tried out go-karting while on a cut-price family holiday in Ibiza. In his book he gives the real version of events at a motor sport dinner where, as a nine-year-old wearing a borrowed suit, he approached McLaren team boss Ron Dennis with the immortal words that were to change his life forever.
He rose rapidly through the Junior and Formula ranks, dominating every series with his raw speed and canny race craft. Here Lewis candidly recalls those key moments that shaped his career and went some way towards compensating for the sacrifices made by his father Anthony in getting his son to the top.
Lewis also charts how he got into the sport and was signed up by Ron Dennis, what motivates him, who are his closest friends, how he copes with the constant travelling, and the physical and mental challenges of driving a state-of-the-art Formula 1 car. He looks back in detail at the 2007 World Championship – his four race wins, the frightening crash in Germany, his rivalry with team-mate Fernando Alonso, his special relationship with Ron Dennis, and what it’s like living under the spotlight of the paparazzi – right up to the last race of the season in Brazil.
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Buchbeschreibung HarperSport, 2007. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. CYBER BLACK JANUARY SALE! PRICE DISPLAYED INCLUDES 25% OFF! | Dust Wrapper over Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 9½" x 6¼". 304pp. Index. | First Edition (First Printing).Illustrated with colour photographs. From the introduction: "My story is, I hope, an inspirational book for those who want to know more about me and how I made it to Formula One. It is the story of my first year in Grand Prix racing and aspects of my life from the very beginning, from karting aged eight through winning in GP2 aged 21 to my incredible jump to a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One race seat aged 22." For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper and I get to work harder for less money! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of the DJ slightly ruffled, rubbed at the top corner of the upper panel. Artikel-Nr. 162755