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Last Updated: Monday August 06 2007 15:18 GMT

In pictures: Lewis Hamilton's season so far

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton made a brilliant start to his first Formula One race, finishing third at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Lewis Hamilton

And Hamilton's success story didn't finish in Australia. He went one better at the next race in Malaysia, finishing second.

Lewis Hamilton

The podium places kept coming. In race three in Bahrain, Hamilton finished in second place again.

Lewis Hamilton

Race four, yet another podium finish. Second place for Hamilton and experts start wondering just how good his season is going to be.

Lewis Hamilton

Yet another second place, in Monaco this time. Hamilton's McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso won the race.

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton's first win came in the next race in Canada. Alonso finished well down the field in seventh place and Hamilton is tipped as a world champion contender.

Lewis Hamilton

A week later and it's win number two for Hamilton, racing round the Indianapolis circuit in the US to triumph again.

Lewis Hamilton

The French Grand Prix brought a bit of a reality check. Still, another third place finish is really impressive.

Lewis Hamilton

At the British Grand Prix Hamlton's run of podiums continued, as he finished in the top three for the ninth race in a row.

Lewis Hamilton

That run came to a screeching stop in the European Grand Prix in Germany when he finished in ninth place - his lowest so far.

Lewis Hamilton

But Hamilton was back to top form in the next race in Hungary, racing to victory to take a seven-point lead in the championship.



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