Lewis Hamilton book by Haynes

Lewis Hamilton (2nd Edition)World ChampionAndrew Van de BurgtPublication Date: 20th November 2008Hardback, ISBN: 1 84425 699 5, RRP: £19.99

As 2008 Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, knows, it's all about being first. Which is why Haynes has published this new biography of Lewis Hamilton just hours after he crossed the finishing line of the Brazilian Grand Prix to secure the Championship.

Hamilton also appreciates the need for thorough preparation and Lewis Hamilton (2nd edition) has been compiled with painstaking accuracy and insight by the author, Andrew van de Burgt. Editor of Autosport, van de Burgt has reported on Hamilton's progress in F3, GP2 and F1 and has come to know him well.

Lewis Hamilton features every race of the 2008 season, including the cliffhanger in Brazil, and is the complete illustrated story of Hamilton's rise from schoolboy karter to modern-day sporting icon.

Beginning with Hamilton's career in karting and progressing through Formula Renault, Formula Three and him becoming GP2 Champion in 2006, Van de Burgt then charts his move to Formula 1 with McLaren in 2007. That first season, when Hamilton went from rookie to championship leader in just four races is chronicled fully and superbly illustrated. Similarly, the 2008 race to the title is told with equal thoroughness and unmatched insight.

Lewis Hamilton is not just about motor sport. The story of the family life of Britain's new world champion - so important to Hamilton - is told too. With 240 printed pages and 280 colour illustrations, this is a world champion book about a remarkable World Champion.