My Story: Special Celebration Edition

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An iconic visual celebration of Lewis Hamilton’s historic Formula One World Championship winning season, including the story of his life to date and exclusive new words and pictures from a dramatic year. Welcome to the world of Britain’s hottest sports celebrity, as told by Lewis himself.

Lewis Hamilton: Formula One World Drivers’ Champion. It is hard to believe that Lewis, at 23, has only just completed his second year of Formula One and has already joined the pantheon of select great British sporting legends.

My Story – his incredible first-person account of his life, from karting champion and rookie boy-racer to Formula One driver for one of the biggest and most prestigious grand prix racing teams – has now been fully updated and lavishly repackaged in an illustrated format, with new colour photographs and stories from the 2008 season.

From the perfect start in Melbourne, through the controversy in Montreal and Spa, to the memorable victories of Silverstone and Shanghai, and finally the unbelievable stomach-churning climax in Sao Paolo and the unprecedented celebrations that followed – it’s all here, hot off the press just four weeks on from his record-breaking title victory, and in Lewis’s own words.

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‘Lewis looks set to eclipse the richest sports stars in the world, including Tiger Woods and David Beckham’ Daily Star

‘There will be loads of kids out there who will now just want to be Lewis Hamilton’ Damon Hill

‘I think the whole country is thrilled by his exceptional talent’ Gordon Brown

‘Lewis is a British sporting legend and a role model for what you can achieve if you follow your dreams’ Sir Jackie Stewart

‘He has a confidence, a self-belief and an incredible will to win that we have rarely seen’ Observer

‘I almost collapsed in the garage!’ Nicole Scherzinger

'A very handsome book – the pictures are stunning, and in this large format justice is done to them' The Scotsman

‘This is a very handsome book.’
Scotland on Sunday

‘Wll inspire even readers who aren't particularly intersted in motorsport.' Oxford Times

About the Author:

Lewis Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in January 1985. By the age of eight he was racing karts, at ten he drove to his first British championship, and at thirteen he was signed to the McLaren team. He made his F1 debut for at the 2007 Australian GP and was crowned the youngest-ever Formula One World Drivers’ Champion in 2008 at the age of 23 – and the first British champion since Damon Hill in 1996. His family include his father Anthony, step-mother Linda, mother Carmen and brother Nic.

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