The rise of Lewis Hamilton to a McLaren in 2007 was a shock to the staff team

Повышение Льюиса Хэмилтона до пилота McLaren в 2007-м стало шоком для сотрудников команды

Recently released a new book by a former McLaren mechanic Marc Priestley called “the Mechanic”. gives an interesting excerpt from the book Priestley about the reaction of the staff team from Woking on the news that in 2007, its pilot will be the rookie Lewis Hamilton.

In 2007, Lewis won a year earlier, the GP2 series, has become a partner reigning world champion Fernando Alonso, who just joined the British team from Renault.

However, Hamilton from the very first race has started to show his speed, and before the final of the Grand Prix claimed the championship title, which eventually was won by Kimi Raikkonen. In that year, Lewis and Fernando have the same number of points.

“As a member of the McLaren I remember the talk of a Lewis Hamilton, writes mark. At that time Lewis was not yet a pilot of F1 and competed in GP2, but then he started to mess the feathers, and noticed that the public is F1.

I remember the staff McLaren were talking about him, when he became aware of his transition team: “Crazy. It’s just a young boy.” At that time, many of it not even heard.

But when we started a joint work with Lewis, it became clear that this is a special kid. He was not only very young, but ultra-fast”.

Recall that the Grand Prix of Mexico-2017 Hamilton scored his fourth League title.

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