Lewis Hamilton's path to 'greatness'?

With six F1 racing titles under his belt or helmet, Lewis Hamilton achieves the status of 'greatness' in his sport. It is no mean feat, and he deserves respect for his success. Formula 1 is a team sport, but the driver can make the crucial difference in lap times and skill.


I have never liked the notion of 'the greatest ever,' but Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly one of the greats of F1. In boxing, Ali was 'the greatest' not only for what he did in the ring but for what he did outside it. For all that Tiger Woods has done in Golf, for me, he is excellent for the problems he has overcome.


The 'greatest' is a generational thing. We can never know who is 'the greatest.' The greats set the yardstick for those who follow; records fall, new mountains conquered, faster times, longer distances are thrown, or jumped. There will be a new 'greatest' hero.


Heroes are in their time, although some become legends beyond their greatness and beyond their sport. Sterling Moss is one such legend.


Sterling Moss never won a world title in F1, yet his name became synonymous with speed.


"Who do you think you are, Sterling Moss?"


For so many fans of F1 Fangio is 'the greatest', for others it is Michael Schumacher. I am not sure why we need 'the greatest'.




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