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|GRAND PRIX ENTERED||330|
|HIGHEST RACE FINISH||1 (x103)|
|HIGHEST GRID POSITION||1|
|DATE OF BIRTH||07/01/1985|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Stevenage, England|
Lewis Hamilton Biography
Lewis Hamilton is a F1 driver currently racing for Mercedes. He was born in Stevenage, England on 07/01/1985.
Lewis Hamilton has a salary estimated at $35.000.000 and until now he reached 197 podiums and 4637.5 points in the current World Championship. He has 7 World Championship Titles and a total of 330 Grand Prix Races.
Full Name: Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Accomplishments in Formula One
- Joint-record of seven World Drivers’ Championship titles (tied with Michael Schumacher).
- Most wins (103), pole positions (104), and podium finishes (196).
- Raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
- Joined the McLaren Young Driver Programme in 1998.
- Became the only black driver to race in Formula One.
- Started with McLaren in 2007 and then signed with Mercedes in 2013.
Hamilton’s journey in the racing world has been remarkable from the outset. In his debut season, he broke numerous records and missed the championship title by a mere point. The subsequent year saw him claim the title, becoming the youngest ever Formula One World Champion.
Prominent Phases of His Career
- 2014 Changes: The introduction of turbo-hybrid engines marked a successful era for Hamilton, winning six titles.
- He secured consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015 amidst a rivalry with Nico Rosberg.
- Overcame mid-season point deficits in battles with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to win titles in 2017 and 2018.
- Achieved third and fourth consecutive titles in 2019 and 2020, matching Schumacher’s record.
Outside of Racing: Hamilton’s appeal goes beyond the racetrack. His lifestyle, engagement in environmental and social activism, and ventures into music and fashion have expanded Formula One’s global audience. He’s been a powerful voice against racism and an advocate for greater diversity in motorsport. In recognition of his impact, he was knighted in 2021 and listed in Time’s 100 most influential people in 2020.
Personal Background: Hamilton’s journey began in Stevenage. Born to a black father of Grenadian descent and a white British mother, Hamilton identifies as black. He started with a radio-controlled car at five, progressing to go-karts and facing his share of challenges, including racial abuse. His father, Anthony Hamilton, juggled multiple jobs to support his son’s budding racing career.
Educational & Early Life Experiences
- Studied at The John Henry Newman School in Stevenage.
- Faced bullying, leading him to take up karate.
- Was passionate about other sports like football and cricket.
- Pursued studies at Cambridge Arts and Sciences (CATS) in 2001.
- McLaren (2007–2012): Hamilton’s debut season was with McLaren. Partnering with World Champion Fernando Alonso, he set records and secured a long-term contract with the team.
- Mercedes (2013–present):
- 2013-2016: Teaming up with childhood friend Nico Rosberg, Hamilton faced challenges and triumphs, like winning the Hungarian Grand Prix.
- 2017–2020: Engaged in fierce championship battles, especially against Sebastian Vettel. Set new records and became the best-paid Formula One driver.
2021 Season: A riveting title battle against Red Bull’s Max Verstappen marked the year. Despite setting personal records, Hamilton faced challenges and controversies, especially during the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Driving Style: Hamilton is lauded as one of the most well-rounded drivers. His aggressive style, adaptability, and consistency make him stand out. He has an innate ability to determine the limits of a car, making him a force to reckon with on the track. Throughout his career, especially during his time at Mercedes, Hamilton’s meticulous approach, evident through the minimal mistakes he makes, highlights his sheer dedication and skill in the sport.
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