Best of 2007: Best Sports Picture

Francois GendronSenior Writer IDecember 23, 2007

http://bp3.blogger.com/_QNa-d3ip3_k/RwjoIVAgdVI/AAAAAAAABRw/8jXl5tlAwbw/s320/hamilton4.jpgA picture is worth a thousand words, right?

My vote for the best sports picture of 2007 goes to Getty Images for their shot of Lewis Hamilton at the Shanghai Grand Prix.
 
The Chinese event produced an unexpected turnaround in the race for the Formula One Drivers' Championship. With just two competitions to go, extraordinary rookie Lewis Hamilton had the chance to take home the title—but a tire failure forced the youngster to retire...before experiencing more more trouble in the final race of the season.

In the end, the crown slipped out of Hamilton's hands by a mere point.
 
As I see it, that frustration is captured brilliantly in the scene from Shanghai.

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