Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton, You are the 2008 Formula One Driver's Champion


Lewis Hamilton wins 2008 driver's world title after stunning race finish

In the most exciting fashion and the greatest Formula 1 race I have ever seen, Lewis did it. The driver I was rooting for this year did it, he is the world champion. On the last lap my heart was racing faster than the cars. It was truly amazing, Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is the F1 World Champion. I am speechless, the 23-year-old himself was similarly speechless, saying: "Amazing, I can't get my breath back." The racing gods are impressed!

Lewis : Lewis Hamilton

You are the man Lewis, but your girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger is a camera whore. And probably a gold-digger so be carefully with her. I personally don't trust this bitch, my advice to Lewis is to use condoms no matter how much she says she is on the pill and flush the condoms down the toilet immediately after sex. NEVER IN THE TRASH or you will end up a dad weather you like it or not!

ARGUABLY the most dramatic end to a world title race in Formula One history culminated in Lewis Hamilton becoming the sport's youngest world champion.

Lewis Hamilton has become Formula One's youngest ever champion in the most dramatic fashion after finishing fifth in the season-ending Brazil Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Title rival Felipe Massa of Ferrari cruised to victory at his home grand prix and Hamilton, needing to finish fifth, passed Timo Glock of Toyota Red Bull with just seconds to spare to claim the world title.

A late-race rain shower looked set to rob Hamilton of the title after a stop for wet tires dropped him to sixth, but he managed to overtake the Toyota as they entered the pit straight.

After a burst of rain delayed the start by 10 minutes the Briton had slipped back from fourth on the grid to sixth after pitting to change tyres in the early stages.

But the McLaren driver moved up to the all important fifth place position with a bold overtaking manoeuvre to pass Force India driver Giancarlo Fisichella on lap 18.

And he climbed another place when one of the leading cars came in to refuel. If he takes the title in only his second season Hamilton will become the youngest champion in F1 history.

Massa was staying out of trouble up front where he's been throughout since setting off in pole for this title-decider.

From second, Vettel was the first to make his second stop at the end of lap 27, ultimately dropping the young German down to sixth place.

Behind the leaders, Kovalainen was making inroads, rising from 12th to seventh by lap 28 having passed the Red Bull of Mark Webber, Heidfeld, Trulli and eventually Fisichella.

After 36 laps, just over half race distance, Massa had opened up a 6.5secs advantage over Alonso, with Raikkonen a further 10.4secs down, with Hamilton fourth just four seconds behind the Finn.

From fifth, Glock made his second stop, relegating the German down to 14th, elevating Vettel, Kovalainen, Fisichella and Trulli up to fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth.

Massa will take the F1 crown if he wins and Hamilton finishes sixth or lower, or if he takes second and Hamilton is eighth or lower.

There was drama at the start with David Coulthard cruelly spinning off before the first corner on the veteran Scot's last race before retirement

Hamilton carries a seven-point advantage into the race and will have to erase memories of last season when he blew a similar advantage in the final race to allow Kimi Raikkonen, Massa's team-mate, to take the title by a single point.

Ron Dennis, the McLaren team principal, said he was confident Hamilton will not repeat the mistakes he made on the opening lap at Interlagos 12 months ago.

"We have run every single possible scenario that we could think of," Dennis said. "And also introduced all the problems that we imagined could occur and factored those in.

"Can we damage a nose? Can we stop? Can we change a nose and still come fifth? All those things we factored into every scenario we could think of."

"We increased the intensity of the real-time analysis so we should be able to pick up any variation or tire pressure within two or three seconds so that if he does pick up a puncture and he's a few hundred yards from the pit-lane entrance that we can pick it up fast enough.

"Every single part on the car has been re-analyzed. We looked at the history over the last year of each components reliability, anything that falls close to being of concern.

"I can say whatever the outcome, if our car fails - and we don't want that to happen - that no more effort could have been put in than we put in."

His Bio


Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born Stevenage, 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the McLaren Mercedes team.

Hamilton was named after the American sprinter Carl Lewis. At the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal, Ron Dennis, at an awards ceremony and told him "I want to race for you one day."; less than three years later, he was signed by McLaren and Mercedes-Benz to their Young Driver Support Programme. After winning the British Formula Renault, European Formula Three and GP2 championship, he became a McLaren F1 driver for 2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years after his initial encounter with Dennis. Coming from a mixed-race background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is often labelled "the first black driver in Formula One".

In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous rookie records and finished second in the 2007 Formula One Championship, behind Kimi Räikkönen by just one point. He has stated that he wants to stay with the McLaren team for the rest of his F1 career. He won the 2008 Formula One Driver's Championship today.