Growing up - Lewis cites his family as his inspiration, and has often said that his brother's positive outlook on life, in spite of suffering from cerebral palsy, has had a major effect on how he thinks.Karting - Lewis began competitive karting at the age of eight. He went on to win a number of Championships, including the World Cup Championship, the Elf Masters and World Number One ranking in 2000.Formula Renault - Lewis made is car racing debut in UK Formula Renault in 2001 at the age of 16. He dominated the 2003 championship with 10 wins, 9 fastest laps and 11 pole positions.Formula 3 - In 2004, Lewis won the prestigious Bahrain F3 Superprix. In 2005, he won 15 of the 20 rounds in the Formula 3 Euroseries, as well as the blue-riband F3 races at Zandvoort, Monaco and Pau.GP2 - After a season-long battle and stunning wins at Monaco and Silverstone, Lewis won the 2006 GP2 Championship.Challenging for the World Championship - The story of Lewis's entire 2007 Grand Prix season.
Andrew van de Burgt is editor of Autosport, the hugely respected motor racing weekly. Andrew has reported for the magazine on Lewis Hamilton's progress in F3, GP2 and F1, and has come to know him well.