Mar.19 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has recoiled at comparisons with legendary sports icon Muhammad Ali, but admits that becoming as great as the American boxer is the plan.
Triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart this week said Hamilton, the McLaren driver who last Sunday won the first grand prix of 2008, has had a bigger early impact on F1 than Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost did, and compared him in global sports terms with golf's Tiger Woods."Lewis can be as big as Ali," Stewart also said. "He'll be as near to him as anyone else."Speaking to the British press from Kuala Lumpur, Hamilton responded: "Bloody hell, that is a bit unreal that is."I wouldn't put myself in the league of the likes of Muhammad Ali. If I ever could be as good as him that would be my aim."