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personalia

British
7 January 1985 (33)
Jean Lucienbonnet (7 January 1923)
Pablo Birger (7 January 1924)
Brausch Niemann (7 January 1939)
Mike Wilds (7 January 1946)

statistics

62 (29.4%)
119 (56.4%)
73 (34.6%)
4 (33.3%)
1st
12
211
211
2655 (12.6 points per race avg)
11872
3541 (29.8%)
38 (18%)
23 (10.9%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Chinese Grand Prix

about Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008, then moved to Mercedes where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 before winning his fourth title in 2017, making him one of the most successful Formula One drivers of all time. Statistically the most successful British driver in the history of the sport, Hamilton has more race victories than any other British driver in Formula One (62), and holds records for the all-time most career points (2,580), the most wins at different circuits (24), the all-time most pole positions (72) and the most grand slams in a season (3).

Born and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hamilton's interest in racing started when his father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was six. He was signed to McLaren's young driver support programme in 1998, after he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony three years earlier and said "one day I want to be racing your cars". After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he made his Formula One debut twelve years after his initial encounter with Dennis, driving for McLaren in 2007. Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One.

In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records as he finished runner-up in the 2007 Formula One Championship to Kimi Räikkönen, by just one point. He set records for the most consecutive podium finishes from debut (9), the joint most wins in a debut season (4) and the most points in a debut season (109). The following season, he won his first World Championship in dramatic fashion; on the last corner of the last lap in the last race of the season, becoming the then-youngest Formula One World Champion in history. After four more years with McLaren without finishing higher than fourth in the drivers' standings, Hamilton signed with Mercedes AMG Petronas for the 2013 season, reuniting with his childhood karting teammate, Nico Rosberg. In his first season, he finished 4th once again, the third time in five years.

Two successful seasons followed as Hamilton won his second and third titles. Hamilton won 11 races in 2014, in a closely fought championship battle with Nico Rosberg, decided in the final race of the season, where Hamilton secured his second World Championship title by winning the race. The next season saw Hamilton seal his third World Championship title with 3 races remaining, in a season where he finished on the podium a record 17 times and matched his hero Ayrton Senna's three World Championships. After finishing runner-up to Nico Rosberg in 2016, Hamilton won his fourth title in 2017, joining Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel as drivers with four or more World Championship titles.


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seasons

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2007 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
2 2007 United States Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
3 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
4 2007 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
5 2008 Australian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
6 2008 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
7 2008 British Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
8 2008 German Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
9 2008 Chinese Grand Prix round 17 McLaren
10 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
11 2009 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
12 2010 Turkish Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
13 2010 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
14 2010 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
15 2011 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 McLaren
16 2011 German Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
17 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 18 McLaren
18 2012 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
19 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
20 2012 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
21 2012 United States Grand Prix round 19 McLaren
22 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
23 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
24 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
25 2014 Chinese Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
26 2014 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
27 2014 British Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
28 2014 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
29 2014 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
30 2014 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
31 2014 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
32 2014 United States Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
33 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
34 2015 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
35 2015 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
36 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
37 2015 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
38 2015 British Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
39 2015 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
40 2015 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
41 2015 Japanese Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
42 2015 Russian Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
43 2015 United States Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
44 2016 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
45 2016 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
46 2016 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
47 2016 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
48 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
49 2016 German Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
50 2016 United States Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
51 2016 Mexican Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
52 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
53 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
54 2017 Chinese Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
55 2017 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
56 2017 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
57 2017 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
58 2017 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
59 2017 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
60 2017 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
61 2017 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
62 2017 United States Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2007 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 McLaren
2 2007 United States Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
3 2007 British Grand Prix round 9 McLaren
4 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
5 2007 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 McLaren
6 2007 Chinese Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
7 2008 Australian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
8 2008 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 McLaren
9 2008 German Grand Prix round 10 McLaren
10 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
11 2008 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
12 2008 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
13 2008 Chinese Grand Prix round 17 McLaren
14 2009 European Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
15 2009 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
16 2009 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
17 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 17 McLaren
18 2010 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 McLaren
19 2011 Korean Grand Prix round 16 McLaren
20 2012 Australian Grand Prix round 1 McLaren
21 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 McLaren
22 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 McLaren
23 2012 Italian Grand Prix round 13 McLaren
24 2012 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 McLaren
25 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 18 McLaren
26 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 McLaren
27 2013 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
28 2013 British Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
29 2013 German Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
30 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
31 2013 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
32 2014 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
33 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
34 2014 Chinese Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
35 2014 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
36 2014 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
37 2014 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
38 2014 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
39 2015 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
40 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
41 2015 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
42 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
43 2015 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
44 2015 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
45 2015 Austrian Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
46 2015 British Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
47 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
48 2015 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
49 2015 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
50 2016 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
51 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
52 2016 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
53 2016 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
54 2016 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
55 2016 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
56 2016 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
57 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
58 2016 United States Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
59 2016 Mexican Grand Prix round 19 Mercedes
60 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
61 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
62 2017 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
63 2017 Chinese Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
64 2017 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
65 2017 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
66 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
67 2017 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
68 2017 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
69 2017 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
70 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
71 2017 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
72 2017 United States Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
73 2018 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes

teams & teammates

season teammate
2007 Fernando Alonso
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2008 Heikki Kovalainen
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2009 Heikki Kovalainen
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2010 Jenson Button
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2011 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2011
2012 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2012
2013 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2013
2014 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2014
2015 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2015
2016 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2016
2017 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes compare 2017
2018 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes compare 2018

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When the safety car came out, the Brackley team opted to leave Lewis Hamilton out on track, despite the neutralisation creating an opportunity to bring him in. Leaders Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas were unable to take the chance when the yellow was thrown after they had passed the ‘safety car one’ line.Meantime, Red Bull chose to pit both Max Verstappen, who was in front of ...

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Along with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, Hamilton sneaked past the cars of Vettel and Verstappen, who tangled with 14 laps left in the race, as Verstappen attempted to pass at Turn 14.Brit Hamilton went to the outside while Raikkonen took the inside."I was definitely worried of catching [crashing into] them, especially as they were trying to turn around, so I thought I might get caught ...

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Hamilton has already labelled his fourth place in Shanghai as a "disaster", admitting that his side of the Mercedes garage underperformed for much of the weekend.Expanding on Hamilton's lack of form, Mercedes team boss Wolff said he felt his star driver wasn't quite on song in China, something he says can happen even to the very best in the business."Like the car, he was maybe not in ...

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The world champion dropped several spots with a sluggish opening lap, before spending the first stint of the race battling to hold on to the back of Kimi Raikkonen in fifth position.He struggled to make much headway from there, ultimately being passed by both Red Bulls on fresher rubber in the late stages of the race, and only finishing fourth thanks to the clash between Max ...

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Ferrari beat Mercedes in a straight fight in Bahrain last week, but Mercedes was expected to rediscover its pace advantage in China and Hamilton edged Kimi Raikkonen in Friday practice.However, Mercedes slipped back significantly in qualifying and was half a second adrift of championship leader Sebastian Vettel, who headed a Ferrari one-two as Hamilton qualified fourth behind teammate ...

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Raikkonen set the pace on the first runs in the session on soft Pirellis, just over a tenth-of-a-second ahead of Hamilton.The Mercedes driver then became the first frontrunner to complete a qualifying simulation on ultrasofts to go top with just over an hour of the 90-minute session remaining.Hamilton, who had a brief off during his first run after locking up while going past Esteban ...

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Red Bull came into the 2018 season with high hopes after finishing last year strongly, but it is yet to offer a serious threat to the top two teams in the opening races of the season, with reliability woes ruining what was expected to be a strong race for the RB14 last week in Bahrain.“The team has the potential to win races,” Hamilton said of Red Bull. “In testing they looked a lot ...

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The Mercedes driver was more than three tenths clear at the top of the times on Friday morning despite only using soft tyres to the Ferrari's ultrasofts at the Shanghai circuit.Raikkonen at least denied Mercedes a one-two, with Valtteri Bottas trailing Hamilton throughout the session and eventually dumped to third, almost half a second behind his teammate.Williams driver Lance Stroll ...

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Verstappen dived inside Hamilton at Turn 1 at the start of the second lap and was almost clear of the Mercedes before his left-rear wheel made contact with Hamilton's right front.That damaged the rim on Verstappen's car and caused an immediate puncture, which led to the differential being terminally wounded as he limped back to the pits.Hamilton and Verstappen disagreed over who was ...

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In the cool-down room before the Bahrain podium ceremony a microphone caught Hamilton calling Verstappen a "dickhead" as he and Valtteri Bottas watched a replay of the collision.In an effort to clear the air, Hamilton spoke to Verstappen in China on Thursday when they bumped into each other at an autograph session, stressing that as the senior driver he felt he was obliged to initiate ...

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Hamilton was caught on camera after the Sakhir race labelling Verstappen a "dickhead" for his part in a coming together the pair had at Turn 1 in the early stages of the race.Verstappen is adamant that he did nothing wrong, though, and suggests that Hamilton's stance was prompted because the Dutchman is not as experienced in F1.When asked ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix why he felt ...

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Hamilton lost the Australian GP due to a miscalculation on how much of a gap he needed to have to Sebastian Vettel, and then in Bahrain found himself in what he called “no man’s land” as he tried to comprehend what was happening in the race, and how hard he had to push at any given time.Matters were complicated by Mercedes assuming that Vettel would stop a second time before coming to ...

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Hamilton was heard calling Verstappen “a dickhead”, prompting questions about it in the post-race press conference – when Sebastian Vettel leapt to Hamilton’s defence.Appearing on the Dutch TV show Peptalk on Ziggo Sport on Monday night, Verstappen was shown this clip via Skype in his hotel room in Bahrain. After hearing what was said, Verstappen remarked: “He is just out of the car ...

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Verstappen and Hamilton made contact in the early part of the race after the Red Bull driver ran wide, squeezing his rival.Hamilton escaped with no damage from the contact, but Verstappen suffered a broken wheel and puncture, while a differential failure caused his retirement.Verstappen's team boss Christian Horner insisted that it was was an incident behind two hard racers, and ...

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Hamilton was heard calling Verstappen "a dickhead" in the drivers' room before the podium ceremony, prompting questions about it in the post-race press conference.But when Hamilton was asked about what he said, race winner Vettel interjected and expressed sympathy for his rival."Can I answer that?" Vettel said. "It's not fair – I don't know what Lewis did, we've all been in that ...

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Verstappen suffered a puncture and differential damage that forced him to retire from the race when he and Hamilton made slight contact on the exit of the first corner early in the race.The Red Bull driver was on the inside in the middle of the turn, and ran to the outside to squeeze Hamilton, whose front wing then clipped his left-rear wheel.When watching the incident back behind ...

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Although Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix, Hamilton's Mercedes was clearly the faster car in Melbourne, but this weekend at Sakhir the W09 has been no match for the SF71H, with Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen locking out the front row for Ferrari in qualifying.When asked to explain the turnaround in form between the two teams compared to the season opener, Hamilton said: "I ...

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The FIA revealed on Friday night that Hamilton's car would be fitted with a new gearbox from Saturday's free practice session.With this change coming before the mandatory six events are up, it means Hamilton will be moved down the order.Teammate Valtteri Bottas is also having a new gearbox fitted, but as he already had a gearbox change penalty in Australia following his qualifying ...

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Hamilton was forced to chase his Ferrari rival in the closing stages of the Melbourne race after Vettel's well-timed VSC pitstop meant he was able to retain the lead.Pushing hard and running behind Vettel meant that Hamilton's engine temperatures increased, and in the end he called off the battle in a bid to ensure that there was no risk to future reliability now drivers are only ...

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Whereas Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton lost the race in 2017 thanks to an earlier-than-ideal pitstop – and Vettel’s ability to extend the first stint to take track position – this year the Virtual Safety Car intervened, which was the worst-case scenario for Mercedes in the strategy that it had adopted.Even then it would have been able to cope with the VSC, had the maths the team was working ...

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The four-time champion suffered from his engine overheating, the same problem that afflicted teammate Valtteri Bottas, while chasing eventual race winner Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne.Hamilton said he wanted to push to the end but did not because he was nervous as teams must now complete the season with just three engines, instead of four.“The engine was overheating, and I’ve got to ...

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Juan Manuel Fangio's famous adage about winning by the smallest possible margin has never been truer than in modern grand prix racing. And that's even though he never had to deal with the complex hybrid technology and component limits that force races to be stage-managed by driver and team for fear of consuming too much engine life - with consequences for results downstream - or fuel ...

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Vettel jumped from third to first in the 2018 Formula 1 season opener with a later pitstop taken while Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen lapped slowly during a virtual safety car period.During a VSC, drivers must keep above minimum sector times mandated via the FIA's control ECU. A pitstop under VSC conditions is less costly because the speed disparity between the pitlane limit and cars on ...

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The Ferrari driver was third in the opening stint but ran longer than his teammate Kimi Raikkonen and early leader Hamilton and benefitted hugely from a caution period just before he was due to pit.Vettel managed Hamilton's recovery with ease, aided by his fellow four-time champion running off-track in pursuit, to win by 5.9s as Raikkonen completed a double Ferrari podium in ...

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