Finally McLaren has announced its second driver for the upcoming season. McLaren’s protégé Lewis Hamilton has been confirmed as the team’s new race driver. The 21-year-old Briton will make his debut in the opening round in Australia next year in March. “It’s a dream come true,” said Hamilton. “To be racing in Formula 1 with McLaren has been the ultimate goal for me since I was very young and this opportunity is a fantastic way to end what has been the best year for me. I have grown up with McLaren and Mercedes and wouldn’t be where I am today without their continued support and guidance. However I’m aware that this will be a challenge and I know that there will be a lot of attention on me. However the team has told me just to relax, do the best I can and enjoy the opportunity. I will work hard to get good results.”
For me this is great, Hamilton is a driver that I have followed for the last few years and this is the icing on the cake for me. Bow before my new favourite driver!