How Lewis Hamilton Made History

Joe CottageContributor IJune 11, 2007
If Lewis Hamilton proved anything at the Grand Prix of Canada on Sunday, it's that there really is a first time for everything.
Literally, almost.
In driving to the title, the 22-year-old earned the first victory of his F1 career. And became the first black F1 winner in series history. And the youngest. And the first Brit to notch a win on the circuit since Damon Hill in 1996.
What did the youngster have to say for himself?
"I'm on another planet after this," he gushed. "I simply can't find the words to describe what it feels like to win my first Formula One race."
The sky, as they say, would very certainly seem to be the limit for Hamilton. At 22, he's only going to get better—and he's already landed on the podium in each of his first six career races.
So yes, by all means—let's sing his praises and predict big things for the rookie's future.
Heaven knows it wouldn't be the first time.