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I am the son of Lewis Hamilton, a car racing champion. I am also now following in his footsteps by being an avid fan of Formula 1.
My admiration for my dad runs deep and my gratitude for him in every way is immeasurable.
Having grown up on his achievements, I have felt connected to Formula 1 ever since I started playing Formula One video games when I was very young.
I have learned so much from him about exactly what it means to represent the country that you live in, the products that you should want to sell, and what the country’s citizens should aspire to achieve. My father’s leadership in the sponsorship sector and his willingness to fight on every front has helped me inspire my sports sponsorship career.
Many articles and books have been written in the past few years with questions or statements about how he became the most successful driver in the world.
He has influenced me deeply and much more than a simple reflection in these books could ever show. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be an F1 driver today.
Through my F1 and motorsport world travels, Formula 1 has always felt like home. This is a statement that I try to live by, and one I am not the only one to have made.
Much of my interest in Formula 1 comes from my father’s path to success.
One of my favorite F1 films is “F1: The 2000 Documentary.” It is directed by a man that my dad is a big fan of and who has done a fantastic job of capturing the history of the sport’s race. Another film that I have seen a lot in the past couple of years and one that captures the essence of F1 is “F1: The Formula”.
It was my father who built the Red Bull racing team and who always believes that the cars of today are more exciting to watch than the cars of yesterday. That is still true and the only people who can truly compare the races of today and yesterday are those who have been involved in both.
Lewis is not just one of the greatest drivers in Formula 1 history, he is one of the greatest drivers ever to race any of the major motorsport forms.
Lewis Hamilton is the most successful race driver in history. Credit: Ian Walton/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The only way Lewis has stayed consistent is because he has a relentless work ethic. From his childhood days, he has had this hunger and work ethic to continually improve his ability. It is evident when watching his daily schedule and tracking his career to date.
The dominating car he has and the way that he has set himself apart from his competitors and has made winning a fashion statement is mind-blowing.
However, I think he has a secret weapon that most of us don’t see: His family.
The Hamilton family is more like a family circle than it is one person. I am very close to my brothers and sisters, they have been my biggest supporters as I have struggled in Formula 1 in the past, but they all know how important I am to my father and what I want to achieve. They have helped me live up to my father’s dreams.