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THE FIRST WIN: David Tremayne remembers the magical day in Montreal when Lewis Hamilton became a Grand Prix winner

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
British McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning his first Grand Prix on the

Saturday, June 10th, 2007 – exactly 16 years ago today – was the day Lewis Hamilton first stepped into the Formula 1 winners’ circle, at the Canadian Grand Prix in his rookie season. F1 Hall of Fame journalist David Tremayne was there to see it happen…

It was never rocket science predicting that Lewis Hamilton would win a Grand Prix – not after that sensational first corner in Melbourne on his debut in 2007 when the first person he overtook in F1 was his team mate Fernando Alonso… Nor after six podiums in his first six races and, there in Canada, his first pole position.


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