What British legends think of Hamilton
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What British legends think of Hamilton

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Winning three titles grants Lewis Hamilton entry into an exclusive club, with just nine other members. F1 Racing asked Britain's five surviving world champions to share their opinions of the Mercedes man and his achievements

Lewis Hamilton has now established himself as the most successful British F1 driver. His third world title, following his first in 2008 and his second in '14, makes him only the second Brit to win three, after Sir Jackie Stewart - but he has long since passed Stewart's mark of 27 grand prix wins (Hamilton has registered 43).

And by way of honouring Hamilton's rare achievement, F1 Racing invited the five living British F1 champions - John Surtees, JYS, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Jenson Button - to offer their thoughts on his success and talent.

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