How Rosberg helped Hamilton equal Fangio

How Rosberg helped Hamilton equal Fangio

There's a world of difference between the 22-year-old Lewis Hamilton who lit F1 up in 2007 and the 33-year-old five-time champion of 2018. EDD STRAW explains how Hamilton has raised his game, and why

Lewis Hamilton - five-time world champion. That this was his destiny seemed pre-ordained from the moment a brilliant 13-year-old was signed by McLaren in 1998. But now he has become, along with Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio, the only driver to reach that mark, we shouldn't let a misplaced sense of inevitability overshadow what a remarkable driver Hamilton has become.

None of this was handed to him on a plate, he had to earn it. And he's only getting better.

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