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Lewis Hamilton book - 69p @ Home Bargains

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Edit : now reduced to 69p. Thanks to john_mac83 for the pointer !
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#1
Voted HOT, but still wouldn't buy it even if it was a penny!

Presume this is the hardback version? if so I could use it as a door stop!

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#2
'tis hardback
#3
Voted hot.

Absolute bargain if it is the hard back version.

In actual fact this is a very good read.
Like the earlier poster I thought it would be a bit boring like many autobiographies; but I'm now on my second read of this book.
banned#4
My Story?????? But he's only been in Formula 1 for one year!!!???? What's the book about? Karting and the junior formulae?

I'm sorry but I don't believe anyone is justified publishing a biography after one year, no matter how good he is!

I was already worried that Hamilton was showing signs of arrogance (saying 'I did nothing wrong' after being penalised for impeding other drivers in the last races qualifying, referring to the backmarkers as monkeys, ignoring team requests etc, etc). Guess this proves it...
#5
pondrew
My Story?????? But he's only been in Formula 1 for one year!!!???? .


that's why I didn't get a copy!
#6
Must be excellent if its in the poundshop.I wonder how many full price copies were sold (not many i guess)
#7
pondrew;1827359
My Story?????? But he's only been in Formula 1 for one year!!!???? What's the book about? Karting and the junior formulae?

I'm sorry but I don't believe anyone is justified publishing a biography after one year, no matter how good he is!

I was already worried that Hamilton was showing signs of arrogance (saying 'I did nothing wrong' after being penalised for impeding other drivers in the last races qualifying, referring to the backmarkers as monkeys, ignoring team requests etc, etc). Guess this proves it...


I'm pleased to hear it's not just me, last year he states his going push Alonso into the wall if he comes near him, then he blames the fans/press for relocating, come on peeps his a good driver but also has/had a brill car as well.

Still a top post for someone who likes the boy...sorry man!

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banned#8
bomberman
I'm pleased to hear it's not just me

Definately not just you although I get the feeling we're in a minority.

Yesterdays running into Alonso was definately a rookie mistake. But then, all credit to Lewis, he did hold his hand up and concede it was entirely his mistake. Not like the entire ITV F1 crew who made their bias quite apparent by declaring that Alonso was clearly responsible and had at best lifted off and at worst brake tested him.

I'm looking forward to the BBC getting F1 back next year, then I won't have to put up with ITVs ridiculous graphics plastered with Hamilton. Also hoping that 'The Chain' makes a comeback :)
#9
Give me a Raikkonen book anyday....
#10
It is hardback...picked it up yesterday....for 99p its still worth a read though no???
#11
it was no1 but has gone down to no2 :whistling:
took mine back as the front kept falling off :w00t:
#12
monkey00
Give me a Raikkonen book anyday....


If it was a talking book read by Raikkonen, it'd put you in a coma though!:giggle:
#13
The moment the money starts rolling in he ***** off abroad thus getting out of paying tax to teh country he was born and bred in. Says he'll keep his feet on the ground, then he gets diamond encrusted helmet plus you don't see him out with his old pals anymore, just hanging out with Diddy etc on yachts. Wouldnt buy that book if it was ten for a penny.

Won't vote cold though as it was posted in good faith.
#14
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Vsb25dBlIT5QeM:http://www.ardentdl.com/images/hotDeals.jpg

Voted HOT - THANKS:thumbsup:
#15
how can he have a book.. wow he can drive a f1 car, when maybe half the population could drive a forumla 1 car jsut as good as he could with training, its no talent, its not hard, and he only comes top 5 cause his car is faster than the rest...

:whistling:
#16
pondrew
My Story?????? But he's only been in Formula 1 for one year!!!???? What's the book about? Karting and the junior formulae?

I'm sorry but I don't believe anyone is justified publishing a biography after one year, no matter how good he is!

I was already worried that Hamilton was showing signs of arrogance (saying 'I did nothing wrong' after being penalised for impeding other drivers in the last races qualifying, referring to the backmarkers as monkeys, ignoring team requests etc, etc). Guess this proves it...


This proves he is arrogant? He might be arrogant, but I don't get why this proves it... Unless you naively think that he's written his autobiography and then sold it, thinking people would care.

That isn't what happens.

What happens is that publishers now think they only make money with books by celebrities - some celebrities can then write the book they've been paid for, after being offered a fortune, but more often they are paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to have their name put on a book which is written by a ghost writer The best selling books this Christmas were by Richard Hammond and Russell Brand.

Wayne Rooney was paid £5million for 'his story'.
Lewis Hamilton was offered seven figures for this.
If taking money which some idiot is prepared to throw at you is arrogant, I would love to be more arrogant.

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2164448,00.html
#17
seems strange to write someone off as having no stories to tell just because they're 23 or so

I'm not saying this book is any good mind, but i doubt it just covers one years worth of formula 1 racing - probably a useful read for any fans who want to know a bit more about what it takes to actually make it to formula 1, the most prodigious motor sport there is

would be nice to get a personal insight from a young age karting up through to f3 and so on, but saying that.. hamilton didn't write this book himself. 99p though.. worth a look
#18
cant stand hamilton.

hated the "i may retire" thing when mclaren were under investigation as if he had been in the business for years.
#19
Andina
The moment the money starts rolling in he ***** off abroad thus getting out of paying tax to teh country he was born and bred in. Says he'll keep his feet on the ground, then he gets diamond encrusted helmet plus you don't see him out with his old pals anymore, just hanging out with Diddy etc on yachts. Wouldnt buy that book if it was ten for a penny.


I think that sort of daily scrutiny from the general populous is the sort of thing he's trying to avoid. people don't enjoy racing cars just so they can be in hello magazine all the time - i think it's inevitable that he's going to become the new henman, under immense scrutiny and pressure to win, like it or not

JohnBall
how can he have a book.. wow he can drive a f1 car, when maybe half the population could drive a forumla 1 car jsut as good as he could with training, its no talent, its not hard, and he only comes top 5 cause his car is faster than the rest...

:whistling:


the forces you're under when driving a formula 1 car are comparable to being in a fighter jet.. these drivers experience about 4 gs every time they brake (from around 200 miles an hour down to 60 or so in a couple of seconds), and 6gs round some of the corners - then 2gs when they accelerate again. it's like being in a rollercoaster for an hour and a half, and they lose about 4 kilos in weight through sweating each race! just controlling a machine like that takes a lot of fitness, a lot of concentration, and a lot of skill. It's not like driving your runaround about to do the shopping.. and not everyone could do it
banned#20
I thought this book was written by Hamilton himself...?

Couldn't help but remember Hamilton outrageously referring to backmarkers last year as 'monkeys' when he was being repeatedly lapped during Sundays Grand Prix. I wonder how he liked it...
#21
This is looking less and less a bargain every time he drives.
banned#22
hehe. He's still a talent though, even I can't dispute that...
#23
Now reduced to 69p.. thanks for the pointer john_mac83 :)
#24
Isn't he living in Switzerland to avoid paying British taxes? He claimes it's because of the lack of privacy he has over here, and not the fact Switzerland is a tax haven. Hmm lies me think... Don't bring a book out if you feel that strongly about privacy (Regardless of how much he is being paid)... or just tell the truth.
#25
he's admitted on Parkinson that the tax man definately played a part in the decision to move abroad - that's probably why he chose switzerland over some other country (like many other formula 1 drivers before him). He could end up saving about £20 million a year in taxes living there; he'd lose nearly half his income through tax in the UK. Anyone who starts to earn the big bucks will want to consider all their tax options . Meh, up to him, I suppose - switzerland is a pretty cool place to live

I reckon there probably is quite a lot to do with the private life thing too though - being stalked/followed home by the more "obsessive" kind of fan must feel a bit weird, especially if you're leapfrogged to such fame so quickly
suspended#26
this is 99p at the Bradford store?
#27
Lol... made hot again 3 weeks after OP posted it. Still not gonna buy it. :P
#28
oh this is the best deal ive seen in a long time, its certainly made me laugh and made my day! LOL Now just need Ferrari to be 1-2 in qualifying :)
#29
Here's a bit more info on the book (which is a cracking deal for 69p):

Lewis Hamilton, My Story, includes the account of his extraordinary career from karting glory to leading the F1 World Championship in his debut year. The book includes personal photographs, and provides an inspirational insight into Lewis as well as a look back in detail at each race of the 2007 F1 World Championship which has been dominated by Lewis's Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. The book also covers Lewis's early years from starting out in go-karts at the age of eight to his meteoric rise through the Junior and Formula ranks, and his transformation from teenage boy wonder to international superstar.

Whether you like him or not, this guy is a huge talent.

Those that think driving an F1 car is a piece of cake - are you are having a laugh? - if it is sooooo easy, why are you not all doing it and raking in millions of pounds each year?! ?!

Based on some of the comments, does 'having the best car' mean that the likes of Michael Schumacher or Ayrton Senna were just average joe's who only won due to the car they were in?

I've been in a modified 2 seater F1 car, and believe me, your body takes some hammer just on a few fast laps of a track - these guys have to be really fit to only drive the car, for numerous laps at full clout, never mind at the high speeds they drive at and the very quick reaction times required.

Give the guy a break - whether you like F1, McLaren or not there is no doubting Hamilton is a talent and has succeeded at every level he has competed at. And as a Englishman I would love to see him lift the Championship.... why do people see the need to put others down?!

... but back to the OP. HOT deal - very cheap price :thumbsup:
#30
who on earth would buy that piece of **** book... stop posting rubbish on this site.
#31
what a waste of a good tree
#32
Still too expensive.
#33
pondrew


Couldn't help but remember Hamilton outrageously referring to backmarkers last year as 'monkeys' when he was being repeatedly lapped during Sundays Grand Prix. I wonder how he liked it...


BURN!!! You got him good there. Best thing I've read on HOTUKdeals!!!! So true for the arrogant one.
#34
Voting cold. Shabby reading and wouldn't even have it if was offered free. Check out the critics review.
#35
awwww I wonder if daddy wrote this for him. Must feature in at least 50% of it. See daddy hamilton more than any other F1 driver on ITV! Sick of the sight of both of them. 69p door stop to slam your door off aint too bad.
#36
If he comes back from switzerland were he went to live in order to avoid paying "TAX" i'll take an interest in him again!
#37
If anyone fancies seeing how Richard Hammond from BBC1's Top Gear coped with driving an old Renault F1 car then pop over to here:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=I0O7gFycPho

He asked the question about how difficult it is to drive an F1 car and it was interesting how he showed respect for the people who do this stuff on Sunday weekends..

Also, here's a little victory anthem from the car..

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=51Wgd9uDCD4
#38
Blimey, what's the bloke done to make you lot so upset?

Your not the lot that dressed up as golly wogs and were shouting abuse at him once were you?
#39
It is funny how people are upset about him moving to Switzerland to save tax...

I am sure myself and others (Especially hotukdeal readers) would do anything to pay less tax..
Unreal.
#40
I would never buy as I'm not interested in it but it's a bargain which is surely what this website is about? Voted hot.

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