|“Lewis` start to the F1 season will not have surprised the many people who have witnessed his development over more than a decade in the UK`s junior formulae. His path to the top has included all the major stepping stones from karting through to single-seaters and his championship pedigree has been displayed throughout.
“No fewer than nine of the current F1 drivers learned their trade in the UK`s domestic championships and Lewis` success will bring further credibility to the UK as the world`s best proving ground for young drivers.
“I am sure that this will be the first of many Grand Prix victories for Lewis. UK motor sport could not ask for a better ambassador and we wish him well for the remainder of the season and throughout his career.”
Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive
Release MSA07-042: 11 June 2007