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How Does Lewis Hamilton Compare to Past British F1 Greats?

In winning last month's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton secured his second Formula One championship. Soon after crossing the line under the lights of the Yas Marina Circuit, the 29-year-old stopped his car to pick up a British flag from a track marshal, which he waved all the way back to parc ferme and seemed to hold on to until dawn broke. Hamilton's success, for him, appeared to be as much a national success as it was a personal one, with his latest title also Britain's 15th in F1 history. The Mercedes driver adding to his 2008 success with McLaren has reopened the debate surrounding the country's best ever F1 star. And here, we've compared Hamilton to four of his fellow British F1 champions—two-time title winners Graham Hill, ...

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