Some valid points, but what was he meant to do? turn Mclaren down?
I read an interview with Hamilton recently, were he states that up until he was taken under the Mclaren wing, he struggled for funds, and had to rely on sponsorship from Jenson Button's dad's motor sport business. He also goes on to state that before F1, he won every championship he ever competed in. As you say he certainly feels he earned his place at Mclaren. Finishing second in his rookie year and winning the world title in his second, would certainly suggest justification of Mclarens investment, regardless of what he achieves from hear on in.
Even if by the end of his season with Alonso, Hamilton was getting preferential treatment, it's because he'd forged a lead in the championship. Ferrari have recently reminded us all of exactly how it works.
Oh its not his fault Mclaren wanted him in their programme but it doesnt change the fact that he had it much easier then most other drivers.
When he was struggling for funding he was still in karting, and I correct myself as it he was 10 when Mclaren signed him up and he only started karting at 8, so not that long of a struggle. A lot of drivers have to bring sponsors for the team they drive for just to get a drive in F1, if you join a 'lesser' team if a most that you bring sponsors with you or you don't get a drive no matter how talented you are. That's what I consider a struggle not what happened with Hamilton tbh.
Well, Hamiton told a lie with stating that he won every championship he had entered before F1, because that is just not true.
I recall an interview earlier this year with Ron Dennis when he stated that during the 2007 season it was Hamilton they wanted to win the chanmpionship because he was their man and the relationship the team relationship with Alonso was in tatters.
Hamilton did amazingly well in his rookie year and imo is one of the best drivers in F1. I think he will become a multiple world champion but imo he has had it easy and as a result will never leave Mclaren which I think will damage his legacy. I will never warm to the guy, the BBC don't help with that, I find him arrogant and false. I much perfer Button because his F1 career has been hard and got his pay off last year.