How Hamilton won what he'd waited years for

How Hamilton won what he'd waited years for

Lewis Hamilton has become Formula 1 world champion for the fourth time, revelling in the sort of title fight he had waited for since 2008. Words: Anthony Rowlinson, James Roberts, Stuart Codling, Gianluca Gasparini (SPORTSWEEK RCS)

It's touching that Lewis Hamilton still takes unfakeably genuine pleasure at receiving reader awards from F1 Racing. As we hand over frames celebrating his 'Driver of the Year' and 'Qualifier of the Year' accolades, that brilliant 'Aw, shucks' beam cracks irrepressibly across his face.

For a man who has achieved so much, so young, and for whom material rewards are now little more than a means of keeping tabs on his market worth, offering a gift garnered solely on merit - and, moreover, one whose recipient is adjudicated upon by our readers, his fans - remains a means of connecting with the essence of Lewis, untouched by celebrity or wealth.

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