Lewis Hamilton Is The Greatest Athlete Of All Time | Up to Speed

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Can a Formula 1 driver really be the greatest athlete of all time? YES, and his name is Lewis Hamilton! But there’s more to that GOAT status than his astonishing SEVEN Championship wins. He’s a working class person of color in a sport long-dominated by rich white dudes, the first black F1 champ in history, and a just plain nice guy. Lewis Hamilton almost single-handedly saved Formula 1 from death by boredom. But how did he get to the top from such humble beginnings? Who helped him become the inspiration he is today? And did you know F1 drivers lose 9 POUNDS OF SWEAT during a race? Find out all this and more with host James Pumphrey as he gets you Up To Speed on The Greatest Athlete Of All Time, Lewis Hamilton!

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    • Karting is definitely a expensive sport. I had a sponsorship lined up through kosmic and they said everything is paid for except for hotels and I was young and my pops couldn't take off work. This was 20yrs ago and we would show up to the track and pull the kart out of his pick up truck and I would look around and we saw semi trucks with giant enclosed trailers with multiple karts, engines, tires and duplicates of every part on the truck along with everyone on there laptops hooked up to the kart you would have sworn you were already at a formula one race. Its no joke

    • is the crying real?

    • i just have to say this video imo also highlighted sergio perez's prowess pushing hamilton into locking up at the azerbaijan GP this year in a new difficult to drive car

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    • 100000000% we need this episode

      Anthony CarreiroAnthony Carreiroหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Santhosh Crasta statistically, almost, down to sheer driving skills, it’s undoubtedly Ayrton Senna

  • more on other great f1 drivers

    yeshwanth jsophiteyeshwanth jsophite8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Messi and Cristiano crying in the corner

    Revolver -Hanoi LeaderRevolver -Hanoi Leaderวันที่ผ่านมา
  • RIP this video came out just before the finale and when he became Sir Lewis Car Davidson Hamilton

  • Hahahaha, he is not better than Schumacher or Senna. He was just lucky to have the best car with weak team mates.

    Flavio CFlavio C2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I lost alot of respect for you after watching this video. First you say he came from the housing projects. The father was in IT buying him go carts when he was young. That doesn't sound like housing projects than you say he is the best athlete of all time. That's your personal opinion which I disagree with. You sit in a seat and turn a wheel anyone can do it not everyone can hit a 100 mph fast ball but everyone can hit the gas and drive 100 if they want to. I consider racing a sport but they aren't the greatest athlete. The best would be someone who can do more then one sport at the pro level. Cough cough Jim Thorpe.

    Matt FerrignoMatt Ferrigno2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Someone should start a petition for Donut to have a sit down interview with Lewis Hamilton. That’d be pretty sick. Like another Live event, that would be even cooler.

    refreshing_ACrefreshing_AC2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hamilton is the most overrated goat athlete. Change my mind.

    George KodopoulosGeorge Kodopoulos3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dad of the fuggin century come on!!!

    tom peakertom peaker3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He is not black but coloured

    Dirk BindemannDirk Bindemann3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ...No. Not the greatest driver of all time. CERTAINLY not the greatest athlete of all time.

    J MJ M3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Brilliant episode. It makes me want to be a better person

    RPMRPM4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm a hardcore F1 fan but calling F1 the "most mentally and physically demanding sport" is just BS, have you ever heard of pro cycling? did you even know what Tour de France is? well in an event like Tour de France, they cycle for about 200km per day on average and not just on a flat road, most of its stages are raced in steep mountains in a brutal inhumane phase, and it lasts for 23 days. In just 3 weeks they cover around 3500km which is like half of the entire season in F1 and that's just 1 event, there are more races like that throughout the entire season of Pro Cycling if F1 drivers sweat a lot during a race, pro Cyclists burns around 6000 calories per stage and not to mention its dangers. Getting into F1's cockpit is like wearing carbon fiber body armor, in Cycling there's just a less than 1mm thick Lycra that does nothing in an event of an accident, crashing at 300km/h in an F1 car is less likely to cause a serious injury to the driver, we often see them walking out of an accident unscuffed while crashing on a bicycle at 50km/h will guarantee a nasty road rash, broken bones especially on a decent there's a high possibility of fatality. I'm not a Motogp fan but I think it requires more skill and is more dangerous than F1, Calling F1 drivers the "most incredible athletes" is an insult to other Athletes that does a more difficult sport.

    cy clistcy clist5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No, he is not. He is a great driver in the best team. Stop simping.

    Mc LovinMc Lovin5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Stop being woke. Race has nothing to do with it. there's alot of black rich people ,why don't they drive in F1?

    kayz3r kayz3rkayz3r kayz3r5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love youz Donut boys but damnit Humphrey!! The sheer audible choking up you go through with this almost made me cry. I could actually feel the emotional pull in my tear ducts and SINUSES!! every one of these make me want to conquer the world in some way in a car. Alot of these things I had no idea, I've just known alot about Hamilton through top gear and some independent research. The fact he can keep his tires cooler then other drivers when they are all hitting 200mph+ is amazing. And what he races for now couldn't be more commendable or heroic. It takes guts of steel to take a multi-miliion publicity viewed event and truly say what your behind. 1 of a kind that Lewis Hamilton!!!!

    Frederick DuncanFrederick Duncan6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • great story and very much the truth Hamilton is with out a doubt the GOAT....

    pheni xpheni x7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That final part shows that even nice and intelligent guys can get roped in by racebaiters and scammers.

    LeoLeo7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love Lewis and I also love you guys at Donut Awesome vid ❤️

    Orod GhaderiOrod Ghaderi7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lewis Hamilton is a God like driver among mere mortal drivers...but when it comes to the worlds best athete...let's not forget the humble Jedi Master of the Soccer world, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento...otherwise know as Pele

    John PJohn P7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lewis has never won with a slower car. Ever.

    JVAJVA7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I use to kiss my dad so idk

    William PaoliWilliam Paoli7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You’re wrong. Don’t even have to watch the video to tell you that’s a lie. JORDAN IS GOAT. then it’s Wayne Gretzky followed by Messi/Ronaldo. Senna is the greatest F1 driver so this isn’t possible

    MarkMark7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    fxdc2008fxdc20088 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Juan Manuel Fangio is the greatest driver of all time.

    Angry HoomanAngry Hooman8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think James's biggest silent flex was knowing what saline was, AND NO ONE SAID ANYTHING, COME ON YOU PEASANTS!

    FishneckFishneck8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very true that the best do whst they do for something else than the sport. Muhammad Ali is another brilliant example. He was more than a boxer.

    Henry JacksonHenry Jackson8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He is incredibly, but for me Jim Clarke is the greatest racing driver. Just because of the variety of motorsports he won

    Henry JacksonHenry Jackson8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I mean... I'm not saying that being the first black man in F1 isn't important, F1 is mainly a European race, and Europe is mainly white, its just like... meh, you don't expect to see many people of colour. In my opinion, it's more "upsetting" that he started from a poor life, every racer in F1 was rich AF

    Orestis TsotrasOrestis Tsotras8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Humble hahahahaha

    StratStrat8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I didn’t know Lewis stole Valtteri’s number @14:15 ……….. @donutmedia noobs

    Dixie NormousDixie Normous8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love the video and I do agree that Lewis the GOAT. But how can we say that Lewis is the only person of color on the grid? Is Checo and Yuki not people of color? Not to mention Albon and Zhou next season

    Eric PEric P8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The 90s was the btcc era ....

    mikuelablemikuelable9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lmao give him an average car and let’s see…

    American CamioneroAmerican Camionero9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is my second time watching the video. I came here just because I wanted to cry.

    Krishna YashwanthKrishna Yashwanth9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:20 That didn't age well lol...

    Niels TamsmaNiels Tamsma9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Kylosen HartantoKylosen Hartanto9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Kylosen HartantoKylosen Hartanto9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • his former teammate, nico rosberg which stopped hamilton's domination in 2016 had to abandon everything including his family and focused solely on himself just to win 2016 championship while hamilton casually partying with celebrities this shows the insane level of racing talent he has when his rival had to abandon everything just to get to his level

    asmer192asmer1929 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When Max Verstappen up to speed ?

    ChangefireChangefire10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hamilton has never been "the best" anything... He just never had any competition because of the car he drives. The two times he did have serious competition from Rosberg and Verstappen he lost both times.

    hephaestushephaestus10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can’t tell if his fake crying or really crying

    SauceeOnEmSauceeOnEm11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Never thought I would burst into tears 😭 watching a Donut Video.

    Dan RiDan Ri11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can y’all pleas make one on cheko Perez

    sleeper garagesleeper garage11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What an awesome video !

    Carl SinghCarl Singh12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 11:00 Ayrton Senna.

    Kerem BenguKerem Bengu12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 11:00 Ayrton Senna.

    Kerem BenguKerem Bengu12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • F1 MASI needs to go - STOLLEN By the way Great Video Donut - Love it!

    Jim DJim D13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ain’t bigger than Jordan my guy

    Kevin BLKevin BL13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Cried real tears watching this

    Ellis HaindoboEllis Haindobo13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • According to recent ratings, F1 is not even in the top 15 difficult sports... they even had tennis above it. What's more difficult than 300kph in a corner with 19 other people behind you doing the same speed?

    Ellis HaindoboEllis Haindobo13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • naah ronalddo is

    Abduhacker007Abduhacker00714 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Politically correct A...ole!

    Ruud KruyswijkRuud Kruyswijk14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For a start, Lewis isn’t working class. His dad was an IT manager. Lewis is the first person of colour in F1? Sure, if we ignore all Japanese and Indian drivers who competed before him. Secondly, comes across as humble? Any time anyone challenges him he waxes lyrical about how it’s because their car is so fast. He whined endlessly when Red Bull was dominating and you even say he hated the MSC/Ferrari years but acts like the past 8 years of Merc borefest were victories of epic proportions. Truly humble. Raves about his late braking but when drivers like Max brake later, he complains. As for teammates having better tyre wear - sure, if you completely ignore the 3 years he spent alongside Button. Best athlete ever? He isn’t even the best F1 driver ever. He lost 3 WDC in the best car and lost or drew to 3 teammates. He’s never even won a race for a team not owned or run in part by Mercedes. As for 2007 - he had more experience in that McLaren than Leclerc did in F1 FULL stop when he joined Ferrari (not Alfa) because they had unlimited testing. The McLaren was the fastest car and he bottled it (as did Alonso). Rookies very rarely get put into the fastest car like this, but when they do the results are pretty similar. JV also won a WDC in his second year in the sport, but since the narrative doesn’t want him to be the GOAT people don’t talk about it. 2008 kicked off the “Hamilton” era??? Sure if we ignore him only beating Masa because Renault cheated in Singapore, Button both winning a WDC and beating him at McLaren, Seb schooling both of them for 4 years straight and Rosberg beating him too to a WDC in the same car. F1 had some of the worst viewer numbers during the Mercedes years until DTS and Max came in to make it interesting again. Viewer numbers were up in 2008 because it was close, not because of Lewis. 2014-20 had awful numbers. Where was the “Lewis factor” then? As for using his platform - pretty sure Seb does more. And again only person of colour atm? Do we just ignore Tsunoda? Lewis wears slogans, Vettel actually does things like organising karting events for women in Saudi Arabia rather than just a throwaway helmet gesture. Even Toto Wolff said Lewis will never be the GOAT and it’ll always be MSC. Liked this channel for accurate facts. This video is completely antithetical to that. Unsubscribed.

    YouTube2021-FMYouTube2021-FM15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Oh boy please go to max's comment section or video and cry their.

      Soham BelgeSoham Belge15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Max Verstappen les manda saludos

    Nicolas SantosNicolas Santos16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • hey james. i know you support the whole blm movement but why you gotta use youtube as a medium to convey that. unfortunately a lot of the boys “protests” ended up in riot and cause billions of dollars in damage even in your home state.

    Dylan KatzDylan Katz17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Schumacher is the GOAT

    Majid BaghdadiMajid Baghdadi17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now with Sir. Lewis Hamilton 🎖

    Sabbir ImonSabbir Imon17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Screw Alonso.

    NoThanksNoThanks17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lewis Hamilton and James Stewart jr. have almost identical stories in Motorsport. Both 1985 babies with fathers that scraped pennies together to keep their children on a machine. Both of their stories were played out from a very tender age. Both awesome stories. Like tiger woods or Venus and Serena. Their fathers were the stepping stones to make them potentially the greatest in their discipline. Awesome story

    jayomega29jayomega2918 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No

    Serge BSerge B18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think Giacomo Agostini, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez deserves a up to speed. Also John Mcguinness and the Dunlop family. No not the Dunlop tire family. Michael dunlop is the only one left out of the famous family. his brother, dad and uncle are dead all from the sport of Irish road racing. It's only Micheal and Gary left I believe that races. Gary is not a super star like Michael.


    Mark BaughMark Baugh19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love you James but God those last 2 minutes were misinformed, leftist, cringy, identity politics bullshit. That's old news. Stop crying. Jesus man.

    Dylan MichaelDylan Michael19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dude awesome video. Great job. I folllow F1 and Hamilton and didn't know half of the Stuff you mentioned. Thanks. Keep it up!

    Antonio GonzalezAntonio Gonzalez20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Waiting on 1 for Dale.

    Jackie McMillanJackie McMillan21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If Hamilton wanted to win so bad, why did he drive off the road at Imola? Why did he qualify down in 7th at the most important Saturday in F1, and spend all of Monaco trundling behind Gasly in 7th place? Why did he flip the magic toggle on at Baku? Why did he have such a horrendous inlap in France? Why did he break his car on the curbs in Austria? Why did he qualify behind a Williams at Spa? Why did he slip down to 5th at the start of Monza? Why did he fail to pass Perez at Turkey? Why couldn't he pass Verstappen in Austin despite having a faster car and fresher tires? Why couldn't he brake later at the first turn at Mexico? Why did he fail to defend one singular corner, turn 5 at Abu Dhabi, for one lap, despite having a faster car, and knowing that Verstappen would be trying every move in the book to get past him?

    Robert KinoplexRobert Kinoplex22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Max 😁 Lewis😢

    Live 4 LifeLive 4 Life22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Congratulations Max on earning your 2021 F1 crown! You are the CHAMP!!!

    Live 4 LifeLive 4 Life22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Super max

    Not Tom BradyNot Tom Brady22 วันที่ผ่านมา
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