The big numbers behind Hamilton’s off-track empire

The big numbers behind Hamilton’s off-track empire

Now on six Formula 1 world championships and counting, Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly a modern phenomenon on the circuit. But as MARK GALLAGHER explains, his appetite for success is not limited only to grand prix racing - Hamilton has also been busy building something much bigger behind the scenes

He was inspired by Ayrton Senna, nurtured by Ron Dennis, and wooed by Niki Lauda to replace Michael Schumacher. Lewis Hamilton's star has ascended with the help of some rather special people.

None, however, can have foreseen the degree to which the journey from Stevenage to superstardom would take Britain's most successful grand prix driver of all time far beyond the fame afforded to your typical Formula 1 world champion.

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