British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton could snag another world championship after scoring a victory in the Belgian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who is 25, saw his first Grand Prix race on the same Spa-Francorchamps circuit when he was just 11 years old.
And with Sunday's victory at a chaotic, rain-soaked Spa-Francorchamps, Lewis Hamilton not only joined the likes of Jim Clark, Juan Manuel Fangio and his all-time hero, Ayrton Senna — multiple winners all of this famously unpredictable waffle-fight in the Ardennes — he also reclaimed the lead of a riveting drivers' championship.
After shimmying sideways onto the podium to celebrate in the gathering gloom, he thanked his team, his mechanics and his God for a win that was only once in serious doubt from the moment he overtook Red Bull's Mark Webber off the start line.
That moment came when, with nine laps left and a 13-second lead, he skidded off the track at Rivage, across the gravel trap and within a whisker of the barrier.
"The Lord had his hand over me at that point," he remarked.
He works in mysterious ways. Hamilton's unconfined joy was in stark contrast to the despair felt by his McLaren teammate Jenson Button, who was shunted out of the race through no fault of his own by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.
Button now trails Hamilton by 35 points in the standings, leading to suggestions that, with just six races to go, the team may now start to favour their lead man.
Read the entire story in the London Telegraph.