This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
Six championships. That was hard to imagine for Lewis Hamilton back when he started F1 in 2007. His great times in winter testing were encouraging but six title?!
Then he won in Canada and came within one point of his first title in his rookie season. That includes records for consecutive podium finishes and wins in a debut season.
He won his first title a year later by passing Timo Glock’s Toyota on the last lap in Brazil to get the championship by one point.
The unbelievable run, though, started when he went to Mercedes in 2013 and the championships started in 2014, ’15, ’17, ‘18 and, now 2019.
It doesn’t matter that he has the best car. He’s the best driver able to get 25 percent more from the tires than even the manufacturer recommends. He often knows more about the car than the engineers speaking to him in his ear.
Six championships. An incredible string. Like the NFL’s Bill Belichick: On to seven.
November 3, 2019