F1`s legendary Lewis Hamilton headlines sporting G.O.A.T.S alongside Tiger Woods and LeBron James 

Hamilton has proven himself to be one of the most iconic and successful sports stars of all time, cementing his place as a true G.O.A.T. alongside Woods and James.

After having claimed almost every single record in Formula One’s history, Mercedes’s driver Lewis Hamilton has been described as the Greatest of All Time by Serena Williams’s Former Coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. The British driver has dominated the sport in the past decade, winning six driver's championships in the last nine years. Hamilton’s legendary status in the sport is highly leveled with the likes of Michael Schumacher. Ms Williams’s coach also described the 2010s period as an era of the superstars, mentioning the likes of basketball stars, LeBron James and Michael Jordan, as well as the golfing legend, Tiger Woods. 

The seven-time titleholder, Lewis Hamilton, will enter the final year of his Mercedes contract in 2023 and his intention is to make more history. Serena Williams (a 23-time grand slam champion) has also been the focal point of GOAT discussions throughout her illustrious career. When the 40-year-old was asked who her preferred sporting legends were, Serena adamantly claimed her place as one of the best too ever to do it alongside the likes of Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer. 

Lewis Hamilton

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Formula 1 is the top racing series in the world, and the British driver, Lewis Hamilton, the first and only black driver in F1, has emerged as F1`s best driver in history having managed to hold the record for most wins (103), most pole positions (103), most podium finishes (191). Hamilton has also tied with the legendary Michael Schumacher for the highest number of World Drivers` Championships. Lewis Hamilton has been able to win the FIA Action of the Year (2022), Sportsman of the Year (2020), FIA Personality of the Year (2014, 2018, 2020-21), Breakthrough of the Year (2007-08, 2014-15), International Racing driver award (2017-2020), AS Rookie of the Year (2006-07), Autosport British Club Driver of the year.

Hamilton has been credited for furthering Formula One’s global following by appealing to a broader audience outside the sport, due to his social activism and lifestyle. He was the highest-paid Formula One driver from 2013-2021 and was ranked as one of the world’s highest-paid athletes by Forbes for twenty-ten decades and 2021. Hamilton was enlisted as one of the 100 most influential people globally and was granted honorary Brazilian citizenship in 2022.

Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods’s iconic golfing status culminated in the period from then 1999-2002 when he would perform outstandingly, with no one close at all.  Woods won five of six majors, including four in a row, and seven of 11. His 82 PGA (Professional Golfers Association) Tour wins put him in a tie ahead of Jack’s 73. 

Tiger’s major victories include the five Masters Tournaments, four PGA Championships, three U.S. Open Championships, and three British Open Championships. With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first golfer ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time.

Tiger holds the record for most weeks as world number one at 683, as well as most consecutive weeks, 281.  As a result, Tiger Woods has been ranked the best golfer in the world for over 12 years in total and spent the whole year as World No. 1 eight times - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Woods has been able to win the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019, the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year in 2001, and 2000, the Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, the Showstopper of the Year ESPY Award amongst a host of others.
 

LeBron James

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Being the best basketball player in the world, LeBron James has done it all as far as basketball is concerned. He had the privilege of winning back to back gold medals, historically becoming NBA’s all-time scoring leader. James has also been able to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, the best NBA Player ESPY Award, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the year, Best male athlete ESPY Award, Mr. Basketball USA, Kids` Choice Award for Favorite Male Sports Star.

The basketball legend bagged the golden accolades in the Olympics, and has been named All - Star 19 times. His greatest achievement was when he became the first player in NBA history to lead all players in a playoff series in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks as he delivered Cleveland’s first NBA title and the city’s first sports championship since the Browns won the 1964 NFL crown.

A look at the performance of the iconic trio of Lewis Hamilton, Tiger Woods, and LeBron James:

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