Henry Segrave, Malcolm Campbell, Jack Brabham, Frank Williams, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Patrick Head, Lewis Hamilton?
In the aftermath of the boy from Stevenage’s record-equalling seventh world championship and the general consensus that he really is one of the greatest sportsmen to hail from these islands, so the clamour grows for Britain to recognise him with a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours. This is something that Motor Sport supports.
Hamilton has joined the immortals with his victory in Istanbul: future generations will talk of him in the same way that we talk of Clark, Moss, Fangio, Senna. We are lucky to be alive to witness his mastery firsthand.