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|Hamilton at the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix|
|Birthday/Birthplace||Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
(1985-01-07) 7 January 1985
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Entries||208 (208 starts)|
|Championships||4 (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017)|
|First entry||2007 Australian Grand Prix|
|First win||2007 Canadian Grand Prix|
|Last win||2017 United States Grand Prix|
|Last entry||2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
|2017 position||1st (363 pts)|
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton , MBE (Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, January 7, 1985) is a British racing driver. In Formula 1 from 2007 to 2012, he was a McLaren driver, with which he was champion in 2008 and runner-up in 2007. As of 2013, he became a Mercedes driver, becoming champion in 2014, 2015 and 2017, and runner-up in 2016. He has achieved 62 victories throughout his career in Formula 1 placing himself in the second overall position of victories achieved, in addition to 117 podiums, 72 poles and 38 fastest laps.
At the young age of 10 he signed a contract with McLaren. His sports career has been sponsored by Ron Dennis and McLaren since childhood.
In 1998 McLaren and Mercedes-Benz hired him in the Young Driver Support Program. After winning the Formula Renault, Formula 3 Euroseries and GP2 Series championships, he raced for McLaren in 2007, debuting in Formula 1 twelve years after his encounter with Dennis.
With the title of 2008, Hamilton became the youngest driver to achieve the title of Formula 1 at 23 years, 9 months and 26 days. At present, he has become the second youngest champion, after Sebastian Vettel established a new brand in 2010 with 23 years, 4 months and 11 days.
In his first season in Formula 1, Hamilton set numerous records and finished second in the Formula 1 Championship in 2007, just one point behind Kimi Räikkönen, won the world championship becoming the youngest world champion then Formula 1 of the story, before Sebastian Vettel broke the record two years later. After his second world title in 2014, he was named sports label of the BBC of the year. In 2015, he became the first British driver in history to win consecutive F1 titles, and the second British to win three titles after Jackie Stewart. He is also the first driver in the history of F1 to have climbed to the podium after starting 20th or having dropped at least 3 times. He is the only driver in the history of the sport who has won at least one race in each season he has competed to date, with McLaren from 2007 to 2012, and with Mercedes since 2013. He has more career victories than any other British driver in the history of Formula 1 and is currently second with 60 victories in the list of victories of all time after having surpassed the total of 51 of Alain Prost in the Brazilian Grand Prix of 2016.
Lewis Hamilton’s Biography
Hamilton was born on January 7, 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, his parents called him Lewis by the American athlete Carl Lewis. In the 50s they moved from the island of Granada to Britain.
In 1991 his father gave him a remote-controlled car, and since then he started winning competitions, even against adults.Hilton’s dream was to become a driver of Formula 1, so his father bought him a kart, and in 1993 he started competing, of which he won several races. His father told him that he would support his career as long as he worked hard in school. But in the end Hamilton ended his working relationship with his father in early 2010 and signed a management agreement in March 2011 with Simon Fuller’s company XIX Entertainment. In November 2014, Hamilton announced that he would not renew his management contract with Fuller.
Hamilton was educated at John Henry Newman’s school, a Catholic high school. Along with his interest in racing, he also highlighted his ability as a footballer, playing on the school team with England international midfielder Ashley Young. Hamilton said that if Formula One had not worked for him, he would have been a footballer or a cricketer. He later attended, in February 2001, Cambridge Arts and Sciences (CATS), a private sixth-grade university in Cambridge.
Lewis Hamilton Net Worth – $260 Million
Lewis Hamilton’s Salary – $50 Million Per Year
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