Lewis Hamilton has put in a lot of great performances during his Formula 1 career so far, but here’s the one he chose as his greatest ever.
It’s been quite a 10-season run for Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1 so far. After he burst onto the scene in 2007, he narrowly missed out on the title first time out and claimed the championship one year later at the 2008 finale (IS THAT GLOCK?).
Having continued to challenge at the front for McLaren, the Brit made a shock switch to Mercedes but it all came good with 2014 and 2015 title wins and finishing runner-up this season.
53 wins and many brilliant drives later, Hamilton was asked in a video by Mercedes to name his greatest ever F1 performance. The one he chose? Silverstone 2008.
For those who don’t remember, Hamilton qualified fourth but had a great start to move up to second place, before snatching the lead away from his McLaren team-mate Heikki Kovalainen (remember him?).
Once he did that, he simply ran off into the distance despite tricky wet weather conditions. He was, quite frankly, in a league of his own and lapped everyone up to third place in front of his home crowd.
Hamilton’s winning margin? One minute and eight seconds. In a race where eventual title rival Felipe Massa couldn’t stop spinning off and in only Hamilton’s second F1 season, the 2008 British Grand Prix is certainly one we will remember for some time.