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This Day In Sports History (June 10th) – Lewis Hamilton
It was on this day in 2007 that Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One race. Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal to become the first black man to win a Formula One race. Hamilton was also the fifth youngest man to win on the Formula One circuit.
Lewis Hamilton earned his first career pole position for this race, as he and McLaren-Mercedes teammate Fernando Alonso would start the race in the first two positions. Hamilton led for most of the race, even though the safety car was deployed an extraordinary four times, which increased the chances of being overtaken. Nick Heidfeld driving for BMW Sauber finished second and Alexander Wurz representing Williams-Toyota placed third.
Hamilton continues to be among the elite drivers in Formula One today, however, no one has been able to touch Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel this season, as he has won five of the six races thus far. Hamilton won the other, and he stands a good chance to win his second in Montreal this weekend, as he has won two races and earned three pole positions in his three career starts at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Here are highlights from Hamilton’s first win.
Dan Fouts, NFL – Born June 10th 1951 (age 60) in San Francisco, California
Brent Sutter, NHL – Born June 10th 1962 (age 49) in Viking, Alberta
Freddy Garcia, MLB – Born June 10th 1976 (age 35) in Caracas, Venezuela