Home-Made Hero Lewis Hamilton ‘Living a Dream’


Lewis Hamilton is the British Grand Prix’s most modern home-made hero.
This was clear when he claimed his third British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday. (Race report | Race in pics)
But he is also a global icon and a happy man of the world.
Clearly comfortable with his status as a double world champion, he revels in his connection with Britain’s younger generation of sports fans as much as he enjoys the trappings of fame and fortune. (Also read: How Rosberg was fooled by Hamilton’s masterstroke)
After several years of occasional public tantrums and impetuous reactions, the 30-year-old Englishman appears to have found himself.
He seems to be at ease with life as he races with unprecedented speed, elan and control and, between Grands Prix, flies from one red carpet to the next.
From Cannes to Glastonbury and Manhattan to some of the Mediterranean’s most glamorous resorts via various recording studios and film sets, Hamilton has indulged in what he concedes is a “rock ‘n roll lifestyle”.
“Yes, I’m living my dream,” he said. “I love it and I want to do it now because you never know if you will have the opportunity again if you don’t take it. So, yes, I’m on a lot of planes and I’m in a lot of hotels!”