What happened on this day in automotive history
Mclaren Racing Limited Signed a 13 year old karting whiz kid and a racing prodigy named Lewis Hamilton or Sir Lewis Hamilton as he is called now. The now 36 year old drove for Mclaren from 2007 to 2012, winning the 2008 Formula 1 World drivers championship. Hamilton has now won a total of 7 world championships. 6 for Mercedes and 1 for McLaren. Ron Dennis, the then chief of Mclaren said that Hamilton had the ability to go all the way to the top and made him a member of their junior driver program 23 years ago.