These are videos of F1’s rookie championship leader honing his craft in kart racing.
Hamilton wins from the back at Buckmore Park in a JICA class race in 1998. This was the year he was signed to the McLaren Driver Development Programme.
Three years later, a short from the BBC programme Blue Peter focuses on Hamilton’s karting progress. That season (2001) was his final year of karting before starting in Formula Renault that winter.