PARENTS TO THE RESCUE.
LEWIS HAMILTON is poised to become Formula One's youngest champion after his family flew halfway around the world on a Grand Prix rescue mission.
Buoyed by their presence, the 23-year-old roared to victory in China yesterday.
Criticised as never before in the lead up to this race by jealous rivals as arrogant, dangerous and even a perennial loser he asked his family to jet in for moral support.
Mum Carmen, step-mum Linda and brother Nic answered his call to make the 16-hour 5,000-mile trip, with father Anthony who attends every race.
"They flew out specially,"
said Hamilton. They weren't going to come here. They were planning to come out to Brazil.
"But I needed their support after everything that had gone on so I asked them to come.
"Without them for sure I wouldn't have done so well."