Friday, December 8, 2023

Lewis Hamilton celebrates 16 years of his first victory in Formula 1

The young Briton had come close to victory in the first five races of the season and after a third-place finish in Australia and four consecutive second places, hamilton came to the circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada with a single objective: to achieve the long-awaited victory. So it was.

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aboard a McLaren MP4-22, hamilton mastered the practices and ensured the pole position by beating his teammate, Fernando Alonso. In Sunday’s race, he showed a flawless performance and thanks to a strategy in the pits, he held the lead to cross the finish line 4.343 seconds ahead of Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld. Alexander Würz, Williams driver, completed the podium.

This triumph not only marked the fulfillment of a childhood dream for hamiltonbut also the beginning of a legendary story in the Formula 1. Throughout his career, he has amassed a class-record 103 victories and has won seven world titles.

The second win came quickly, just a week later, at the United States Grand Prix in Indianapolis. In the 2007 season, Hamilton added more victories in Hungary and Japan, finishing second in the championship, behind only Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.

Among his more than 100 victories, those obtained in CDMX GP in 2016 and 2019being the first of them especially memorable, since it also took the pole position. The Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome has a special meaning for Hamilton, since in 2018 he secured his fifth world title with a fourth place on that track.

In the current season, hamilton He’s yet to win, but he’s already taken two second places, proving he’s still a consistent contender. These days, the driver remembers that afternoon in 2007, when he got on the podium for the first time, changing the course of British and world motorsport.


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