Anyone that regularly follows this blog knows how closely we follow auto racing.
We have often said that drivers are possibly the greatest competitors in the world.
Mixing the hand eye coordination of the greatest martial artists with the stamina of a world class ultramarathon runner.
At the same time they are undergoing one of the most demanding tests of physical ability in the world, they must make accurate and split second decisions. Decisions which could lead to victory or loss. Life or death.
To try to compare the intricacies of race car driving with sports that simply rely on pure athleticism is like comparing advanced calculus with multiplication tables.
F1 drivers have long been recognized as the greatest the world has to offer. And, being the most prolific drivers in the world certainly, by default, qualifies them among the greatest athletes in the world.
Sunday saw the contesting of the Canadian Grand Prix. Reknowned throughout the world as a premier auto venue.
This year's winner was Lewis Hamilton. It was Hamilton's 6th consecutive top 3 finish. Hamilton also secured first place in the series standings with his victory.
Hamilton has achieved all this at the tender age of 22 years old.
22 years old. And possibly the greatest athlete in the world!
Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton!