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Hamilton's meteoric rise in F1 ranks continues at Indy

The comparisons to Michael Schumacher are inevitable. Could rookie Lewis Hamilton be the most talented driver ever to sit in an F1 cockpit? After his victory Sunday at Indy, he just may be, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: June 18, 2007, 10:23 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's no longer crazy to suggest that Lewis Hamilton could be the most talented driver ever to sit in a Formula One cockpit.

Such a bold statement was virtually sacrilege a few weeks ago. After all, how can a 22-year-old rookie deserve comparisons to legends like Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Juan Manuel Fangio?

But this kid is that good.

Hamilton continues to make F1 history; the rookie won his second consecutive race on Sunday at Indianapolis. ...

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