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I picked up Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton's biography for all the wrong reasons. I had never watched a race in my life and knew nothing about the sport.
I could throw a few names about such as Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Mika Hakkinen, although the significance of their achievementswas foreign to me.
I had jumped at a chance to ogle at the young man who was the stuff that many a woman's fantasies were made of. I was soon to find out that there was more to the child prodigy than his good looks and dating pop tart Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls fame.
Hamilton made history in November when he became the youngest Formula One champion at the age of 23 by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix in the same week that Barack Obama won the US presidential race. The world was rabid with Hamilton fever, who was also the first black man to dominate the sport.
Biographer Mark Hughes suggests speed was ingrained in Hamilton's DNA. His grandfather, Davidson Hamilton, a native of the Caribbean Island of Grenada, was revered in his hometown as the fastest thing on two wheels. He took to the dangerous winding roads often, leaving the locals covered in dust and awe.
Fortunately for racing enthusiasts all over the world, the speed gene would skip a generation. What Hamilton's father Anthony lacked in speed, he more than made up for in temerity, which would prove essential to his son's success.
However, women hoping to fuel their fantasies with pictures of the Adonis will be gravely disappointed because the biography offers little in terms of visual pleasure.