Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Todt pays tribute to Hamilton

McLaren rookie Lewis Hamilton secured his maiden Grand Prix victory when he raced from pole position to the chequered flag around theCircuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on Sunday afternoon, something many in the F1 know were just waiting to have happen.Ever since the young Brit arrived in the GP2 series, racing for the ART GP team and taking the crown in dominating fashion last season,his journey into Formula One was already written and Ron Dennis didn't take long to announce that this rising new superstar would be joining his team for 07 and partnering double world champion Fernando Alonso.Dennis, like many other F1 insiders, was convinced that this would bea sure fire winning combination, and so far his beliefs have proven tobe well founded as just six races into his Formula One career, Lewis has six podium finishes to his credit, finishing third in his debut race and second in the following four events, before finally taking to the top step with a brilliant victory in round six.While we may have known it was only a matter of time before this happened, it doesn't take away any of the credit from this young race rand even Ferrari boss, Jean Todt, has paid tribute to his remark able performance."He's doing a great job with a great car and a great team and he's able to put everything together, but the season is not yet finished.... "

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