At least Lewis Hamilton is believing all the bunk that’s being said about him.

Triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart this week said Hamilton, the McLaren driver who last Sunday won the first grand prix of 2008, has had a bigger early impact on F1 than Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost did, and compared him in global sports terms with golf’s Tiger Woods.

“Lewis can be as big as Ali,” Stewart also said. “He’ll be as near to him as anyone else.”

Speaking to the British press from Kuala Lumpur, Hamilton responded: “Bloody hell, that is a bit unreal that is.

“I wouldn’t put myself in the league of the likes of Muhammad Ali. If I ever could be as good as him that would be my aim.”


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Lol Jackie’s gone nuts. With no offense to Hamilton intended at all. Isn’t Jackie forgetting the things other than sporting greatness Ali had?

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I think it would also be hard to be as big as Ali on a global scale because no one in the US is ever going to give a crap about Lewis, with the exception of a small handful of people. I guess I never thought of how big Ali was or is in other countries since I don’t really follow boxing.

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