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    We all started RC racing.

    I read his wiki page. His dad bought him a racing cart for Christmas when he was 6. His dad had nice IT job and started his own computer company. His brother also races professionally.

    You don’t start racing being poor. At the very least his family was middle class. But definitely not rags to riches. More like less rich to filthy rich. His dad only had to pay for his cart racing for 4-5 years before the big support money came in from McLaren at age 13.

    So yes he was fast but he was never poor. They say humble upbringings, but humble compared to someone who grew up in Monaco is a pretty damn good start.
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    He was also a good marketing ploy. Marketing and the ability to attract $$$ is the basis of 90% of the big decisions made in F1.

    Only a very few are made for pure sporting reasons. And I can only name a few teams that are there because sport is their primary pursuit. One of them is Ferrari.

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    There's videos of him. The operation that his dad Ran for him does look below average compared to other kids. He was lucky that his superior abilities were picked up early on by proper racing outfits.
    acket.

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    So I Wrote another article, and I know I got my Haas's mixed up. I've asked for the article to be amended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Hamilton most certainly did not start out a poor farm boy living in the middle of the road in a rolled up newspaper licking the road clean with his tongue.

    He most certainly grew up not wanting for anything.
    Ah, I see.
    You totally ignore Hamilton's career and family history.
    Carry on.

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    I did some light reading...

    Decided he was a shitload richer than my family and a shitload poorer than someone who grows up in Monaco. So, pretty damn well off in my book.

    Carrying on...

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