Bolt, Messi, Ali, Khabib and other sporting legends Lewis Hamilton has joined - in pictures

The Briton has become a true great with his seventh F1 world title - but how does he compare to these all-time stars?

There is no questioning Lewis Hamilton's place among the biggest stars sport has ever seen.

His record-equalling seventh Formula One world championship was secured on Sunday in Istanbul, and at the age of 35 he has time to take that achievement to new heights.

It's impossible to compare greats, but there have been many athletes who have dominated their sports.

To see a pick of the best of the best, swipe through the gallery above.