The story of Lewis hamilton and of the Formula 1 It changed on March 18, 2007. That day the Australian Grand Prix was held at the Albert Park circuit. In that test, the now seven-time World Champion made his debut in the highest category of motorsport, racing for the team Mclaren. However, there is a very long story behind that moment.
Hamilton began his career with motors at the age of eight. Together with his father, they bought a karting and began their adventure. With various financial problems, they were able to carry out a successful sports career. His passage through the minor categories were totally overwhelming. Just two years later, he won his first championship. In 1997, he signed a contract with the McLaren Driver Academy.
Then he started racing in single-seaters. In 2001 he entered the Formula Renault and finished in fifth position in the championship, in his debut season. This made many looks from the smaller teams of Formula 3 or Formula 2 They will notice Hamilton. In the Formula 3 Euroseries he also finished fifth in his inaugural season. A year later, he was champion.
In 2006 he landed in Formula 2 and his rise was meteoric. He won five races in his freshman year, plus 14 podium finishes for the season. A brand that was fabulous. It should be noted that he was champion of the championship of the category that at that time was called GP2 Series. Then it came to Formula 1 and its story is widely known.
After obtaining his seventh title, the official channel of Formula 1 shared a video in which a little Lewis Hamilton can be seen racing in Karting. This is a memory of the days when the little Briton won a victory in which he started in the last position of the race. From that moment, Hamilton already showed all his talent and hunger for glory.