Lewis Hamilton made his 200th Grand Prix start this past weekend in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, and delivered his 58th career win Sunday after scoring his 68th pole on Saturday. The latter mark tied the great Michael Schumacher for most in Formula 1 history.
As Hamilton reached a threshold only 16 other drivers have in F1 history, Sam Posey reflects on Hamilton’s journey to get there, from his youthful days in karting, getting scouted by Ron Dennis, to then leaving the paternalistic nature of McLaren to find himself at Mercedes.
This essay is called “The One & Only Lewis,” written and narrated by Posey. For further 2017 and 2016 Posey essays, click here.