|It's pretty much impossible to put into words, I am still
On becoming youngest ever F1 world champion
at 23, when he clinched fifth place in Brazilian Grand Prix
win on November 2, 2008.
|It was one of the toughest races of my life - if not the toughest.
On 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix, where he
finished fifth, making him the F1 world champion.
|I can't go to the cinema. I go to the bathroom in a petrol
station and people come in there for autographs.
His reasons for quitting the UK to move
to Switzerland, October 2007.
|It's been a crazy year and I honestly can't say I'm really
gutted. I finished second in the world championship. I beat
my team-mate under extremely difficult circumstances. I beat
the two-time world champion. That was the goal.
On beating team-mate Fernando Alonso and
coming second in world championship 2007.
|Bits started falling off the tyre and it blew. I was lucky
not to go into the gravel.
On his blow-out at the Istambul Grand Prix
in Istanbul, where he still managed to finish fifth, August
|I don't remember Mansell's incident - I was only one!
After journalists likened his Istanbul
blow-out at the Turkish Grand Prix to the former world champion's
similar moment in 1986, the incident cost him the world title
|We're extremely competitive - we can't be best friends. I
apologised, he apologised and we said "let's just get it
over with and get on with the rest of the year".
Hamilton and team-mate Fernando Alonso
call a truce in the rivalry which threatened to detail McLaren's
successful season, August 2007.
|I've never known anyone as competitive as me and I think Alonso
is very close.
On his rivalry with his McLaren team-mate
The year I get here he bales out - I don't know if I had something
to do with that.
On Michael Schumacher retiring before he
started racing, when asked if he thought he would have beaten
the seven-time world champion, July 2007.
|This is the best feeling I've ever had. You cannot compare
it to sex. But you know? I would say it is better than sex.
On securing his first Formula 1 pole position
at the Canadian Grand Prix, June 2007.
|I was born to race and to win.
After sweeping to the first pole position
of his career at the Canadian Grand Prix, June 2007.
|This is a fantastic day for me. I was over the moon to get
pole but this is definitely on a different planet for me.
After going on to win the Canadian Grand
Prix from pole - his first grand prix victory, 2007.
|Simple things like going out for dinner, to the cinema or
driving to the petrol station are not the same anymore. It is
crazy but I'm trying to keep my feet on the ground.
The 22-year-old after two straight Grand
Prix wins in Montreal and Indianapolis, on how Formula One racing
has changed his personal life, June 2007.
|The fame side is not something I particularly enjoy but it
was cool to meet Sir Jackie Stewart and it was wicked to meet
Fame can be a rough ride, but it has its
compensations for the 22-year-old who reveals he is a big fan
of Beyonce, June 2007.
|I'm blinged out. I got bling on my helmet, how cool is that.
Talking about the diamond-studded helmet
he wore for the Monaco Grand Prix, May 2007.
|Everyone makes mistakes and I'm only human - these small things
After crashing on a practice run for Monaco
Grand Prix, May 2007.
|To be racing in Formula One with Mclaren has been the ultimate
goal for me. It's a dream come true.
After it was confirmed the 21-year-old
would drive for the McLaren-Mercedes t eam in 2007 Formula One
world championship, alongside the title holder Fernando Alonso.
|Being the first black man doesn't matter much to me personally,
but for the sport itself it probably means quite a lot.
On prospect of making debut in Formula
One racing after being crowned champion of the sport's feeder
series, September 2006.