F1 World Champion, Damon Hill, backs Hamilton to clinch Brazilian title decider Damon Hill, BRDC President and the last British driver to win the Formula 1 World Championship, was among the first to offer Lewis Hamilton his support on Sunday (07...
F1 World Champion, Damon Hill, backs Hamilton to clinch Brazilian title decider
Damon Hill, BRDC President and the last British driver to win the Formula 1 World Championship, was among the first to offer Lewis Hamilton his support on Sunday (07 October) after the Vodafone McLaren driver retired on lap 30.
Although Lewis span out of the race he still retains the lead in the World Championship leaving China with 107 points, four points ahead of his team mate and closest rival Fernando Alonso. This year's FIA Formula 1 World Championship is now set for a barn-storming final race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday 21 October.
The eyes of the world will be watching every move in two weeks time and Damon is backing Hamilton, in only his first season, to clinch the drivers' title and re-write the history books by becoming the youngest ever F1 World Champion. Hill watched a private screening of the race with more than 100 British fans at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix.
The 1996 World Champion has been "amazed" by Hamilton's performances this season, and is confident that the British driver will maintain his incredible form in Brazil. Damon Hill, President of the BRDC, commented: "My instant reaction to what happened today was disbelief, but Lewis bounced back instantly by saying that he is still fighting, he's still leading the Championship."
"His conduct as a sportsman is absolutely amazing. He's come in as a rookie and is out there beating the best drivers in the world. We really hope he wins the Championship as we want to put on a fantastic reception for him at next year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone on 6 July."
"In the meantime, Lewis still leads the Championship and will go into the next race just as confident as he's been all season. Here at Silverstone we'll be putting on another party to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix in two weeks' time. This Championship is set for a grand stand finish, going right down to the wire!"