Rookie F1 driver's life in fast lane

Chris Gaynor

Rookie F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton was hailed as both  astounding and incredible for  his achievements at the Canadian Grand Prix  last weekend.  

But commentator Murray Walker,  the veteran reporter who has reported on the sport for more than 50 years,  also offered a word of caution to the 22 year old talent, claiming that it was too early to hail him as one of the greats in the sport.

Walker, said: 'The only thing that worries me about Hamilton's situation is the pressure he is getting from the media, with the British Grand Prix coming up the press will go berserk.'

The young driver hit the top spot at the Canadian Grand Prix after a string of podium placings previously.

And Walker, added: 'It is unprecedented in the history of Formula One. I've been watching Formula One since it began and I have never seen anything like this in my life, it is quite incredible.'

The rookie leads the table by eight points and could win the F1 Championship in roaring fashion.

Hamilton could become one of top earning sportsmen in the world with money raised from sponsorship deals netting him a whopping  £10 million alone.  

Team Hamilton are modest in  their ambitions though.

Lewis,  said: 'We have to be realistic. There'll be good days and there'll be bad days but at the moment I'm pretty consistent and that's down to the team and the fact I've got a very well grounded family.'