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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hey a Brother Can Race Cars Too! Just ask Lewis Hamilton!

First Richard Pryor in Greased Lightning now this......Is Lewis Hamilton the Tiger Woods of auto racing? And can we stop highlighting Black firsts? Will achievement ever be applauded without a racial subtext? Time will tell. Here's a snippet from the NY Daily News:

The 22-year-old Englishman fought off a couple of challenges from Mercedes McLaren teammate and two-time world champion Fernando Alonso yesterday to win the U.S. Grand Prix, the second straight victory for the first black driver in F1's 61-year history.

"Coming into the season, being realistic, I never expected anything like this, but I hoped to do well," Hamilton said. "I hoped maybe I'd get a podium at some point. This is just insane."

This latest win, coming on the heels of his inaugural F1 victory a week earlier in the Canadian Grand Prix, gave Hamilton his seventh top-three finish in as many starts - one of his numerous unprecedented feats for a rookie. Another is his lead in the points.

After being tied for the top with his teammate, Hamilton took an eight-point lead in the standings with his win in Montreal and will now carry a 10-point margin over Alonso into the French Grand Prix in two weeks.

The two finished 1-2 for the third time this season, but this time the order was reversed from Malaysia in April and last month's race at Monaco.

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