After beginning his driving career at just 8 years old, Lewis Hamilton consistently succeeded at dominating championships throughout his adolescence, rookie, and professional career. After Hamilton began his Formula One career in 2007, he won his first world title and became the first black driver to win the F1 world drivers’ championship-- thereby cementing his name in car racing history. 
Fast forward to 2019, Hamilton now has six world titles under his belt, which is only one short of F1’s all-time record of seven world titles, which Germany’s Michael Schumacher currently holds. Hamilton’s consistent drive throughout his entire life to his career, and this race-craft sport, have enabled him to succeed and thereby attain stardom. And, even though Hamilton is not currently in possession of F1’s all-time world title record in the same way Schumacher is, he has still gained widespread popular acclaim for more than just statistical success on the racetrack due to his persistent dedication.
There is a positive, global perception of Lewis Hamilton for both his racing skills and great sportsmanship. He is known universally as the fairest man on the track and often revered for having such an honest mindset throughout his racing career. 
Beyond his fairness, Hamilton also displays fervent dedication to his job rather than simply relying on natural talent. He works hard to maintain peak fitness and progress as a racing driver, even using his family’s past financial struggles as inspiration to persevere and never quit. 
Such constant motivation, dating all the way back to his childhood, is precisely what has made Hamilton the racetrack star he is today.
Hamilton’s consistent application of responsibility and discipline to his career reflects a truly authentic driver whose successes are well-earned. As Hamilton’s growing fanbase remains a testament to his undeniable natural talent and extraordinary drive to advance his racing skills, he understandably meets the quota of F1’s ‘Greatest Of All Time.’ Phenomenal on and off the track-- Hamilton displays a character that has true mental grit and dedication to race-craft. That mental strength and great success should be recognized for what it is: unparalleled talent and skill combined. Clearly, Hamilton's drive has led him to accomplish extraordinary things, proving that drive is a key facet of star quality.