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Lewis Hamilton: Championship Year 2017

Narrated by: Rupert Bush
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

2017 marked a record-breaking year for Lewis Hamilton as he became only the fifth driver in history to win more than three World Championships, joining the motor racing greats. Through in-depth race reports and analysis from The Times writers Rebecca Clancy and Mark Hughes, this unauthorised account, edited by Clancy and available exclusively in audiobook, will relive that achievement.

The list of Hamilton's accolades is long and distinguished. The Englishman has finished on the podium in more than half of the grands prix he has contested, started on the front row more times than any other driver and is the only British quadruple world champion.

Such is the extent of his speed, ferocity and tactical skill on the track that the 1996 world champion Damon Hill has called him 'one of the greatest, most talented drivers' to compete in the sport.

Yet despite the countless awards and records, the 2017 season was full of challenges. From extreme weather conditions in Shanghai to opening lap mayhem in Singapore, there was little opportunity to take his foot off the pedal, especially with the constant threat of Sebastian Vettel, his keen Ferrari rival.

Over the course of the season, The Times and The Sunday Times have followed every race, team and driver competing on the Formula One circuit. With unparalleled expertise and access, this audiobook will give a unique insight into the season, analysing Hamilton's performance and celebrating his astonishing success.

©2017 The Times, 2017 The Sunday Times (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Nothing special

If you’ve followed the season then this book provides no additional insights. I was hoping for more. Bit disappointing

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Oh dear

Firstly, I am A big F1 fan and, specifically, A Lewis Hamilton fan, so was looking forward to this audiobook.
I say "was" as, pretty much from the first chapter, I realised it was dreadful.
From the awful, robotic delivery of the narrator, to the God-awful quality of the writing, this should be avoided at all costs.
I actually found myself shouting at the stereo in annoyance at the amount of redundancy and repetition in the writing. It takes a special kind of "lazy" to pay such little attention to your own story that you, on many occasions, repeat the same fact (worded slightly differently) in adjacent paragraphs!
Not only that, but the next paragraph repeats what had just been said previously..... Oh god, I'm at it now.

In summary :
1. God-awful
2. Actually, 1 covers it. Just..... Just don't

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