On this day in F1 – 28th November 2006
The start of Lewis Hamiton’s F1 career began testing in Barcelona. Ironically it lasted just two laps before his McLaren broke down. Testing alongside David Coulthard and Anthony Davidson, Hamilton was given some words of warning by Coulthard who said he needed a season of testing before being thrown into the fray.
“I value David’s opinion,” Hamilton countered. “He is extremely experienced and I have always looked up to him. In some ways he could be right, but I’ve done all I need to do to get to F1. I have got plenty of time to do the testing pre-season and so we will have to wait and see. I am young, fresh and extremely determined to do well in this sport. I want to win.” As it was, Lewis came within one race of winning the title in his first season.
Wise old heads huh?