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personalia

British
7 January 1985 (36)
Jean Lucienbonnet (7 January 1923)
Pablo Birger (7 January 1924)
Brausch Niemann (7 January 1939)
Mike Wilds (7 January 1946)

statistics

95 (35.7%)
165 (62%)
98 (36.8%)
7 (50%)
1st
14
266
266
3778 (14.2 points per race avg)
15594
5405 (34.7%)
53 (19.9%)
24 (9%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2020 Abu Dhabi 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.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,

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
63 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
64 2018 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
65 2018 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
66 2018 German Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
67 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
68 2018 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
69 2018 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
70 2018 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
71 2018 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
72 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
73 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
74 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
75 2019 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
76 2019 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
77 2019 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
78 2019 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
79 2019 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
80 2019 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
81 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
82 2019 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Mercedes
83 2019 Mexican Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
84 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
85 2020 Styrian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
86 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
87 2020 British Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
88 2020 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
89 2020 Belgian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
90 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
91 2020 Eifel Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
92 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
93 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
94 2020 Turkish Grand Prix round 14 Mercedes
95 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix round 15 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
74 2018 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Mercedes
75 2018 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
76 2018 British Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
77 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
78 2018 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Mercedes
79 2018 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes
80 2018 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Mercedes
81 2018 United States Grand Prix round 18 Mercedes
82 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Mercedes
83 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
84 2019 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Mercedes
85 2019 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
86 2019 French Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
87 2019 German Grand Prix round 11 Mercedes
88 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Mercedes
89 2020 Styrian Grand Prix round 2 Mercedes
90 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix round 3 Mercedes
91 2020 British Grand Prix round 4 Mercedes
92 2020 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Mercedes
93 2020 Belgian Grand Prix round 7 Mercedes
94 2020 Italian Grand Prix round 8 Mercedes
95 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix round 9 Mercedes
96 2020 Russian Grand Prix round 10 Mercedes
97 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix round 12 Mercedes
98 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix round 15 Mercedes

teams & teammates

season teammate
2007 Fernando Alonso
McLaren compare 2007
2008 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren compare 2008
2009 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren compare 2009
2010 Jenson Button
McLaren compare 2010
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
2019 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes compare 2019
2020 Valtteri Bottas
George Russell
Mercedes compare 2020

news

In 2020 Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's record of seven F1 world championships, while his team went on an unprecedented run of seven straight titles in the constructors' championship.<br>Both are rewarded with a nomination for this year's Laureus World Sports Awards, which celebrates the world's greatest sportsmen and women.<br>Hamilton, who shared last year's trophy with Lionel Messi ...

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Mercedes announced last week that seven-time world champion Hamilton had signed a new one-year contract to remain at the team for 2021, leading to speculation about his future beyond the end of the season.<br>Should Hamilton decide to step away from F1 at the end of the year, it has been suggested that Verstappen could be an option for Mercedes to replace the Briton.<br>Although Verstappen’s Red ...

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Hamilton was leading the Monza race when Kevin Magnussen's Haas stopped on track between Parabolica and the pitlane, triggering a safety car.<br>Hamilton was duly called in for a stop, but both he and his Mercedes team failed to spot that the pit entry was closed.<br>He subsequently received a stop-and-go penalty, the mandatory punishment for the offence.<br>During a red flag period caused by ...

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Just as Hamilton held out in his discussions with Toto Wolff, so Senna went into 1993 without having signed a new McLaren deal with Ron Dennis.<br>When he finally signed the initial contract covered less than a third of the season. Only later would he agree to do the remainder of the races.<br>Throughout that year his participation each weekend was subject to a contractual clause that would keep ...

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Mercedes ended weeks of speculation on Monday when it announced that Hamilton would be staying for another season with the F1 team.<br>But the fact that the German car manufacturer and Hamilton only agreed to a single-season contract prompted some surprise, and fuelled talk that 2021 could be the British driver’s last season in F1.<br>Speaking to media on Monday, Wolff explained the background ...

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As Hamilton swept to his record-tying seventh title last season, the Briton opted to postpone talks over a new contract until late in the year in order to focus on his championship bid.<br>Both Hamilton and Mercedes insisted that a new deal was a formality, but no announcement was made before the end of the year, with team boss Toto Wolff revealing last month that "curveballs" were being thrown by ...

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Hamilton clinched a record-equalling seventh F1 drivers’ championship in 2020 with Mercedes, but is yet to sign a new contract with the team for the coming season.<br>The British driver is widely expected to agree to a new deal in the coming weeks with Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, but currently remains unconfirmed for 2021.<br>Mercedes junior George Russell has been tipped as an eventual ...

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Following Hamilton's record-breaking 92nd grand prix victory in Portugal last October, immediately after the race Norris said that the Mercedes driver was "in a car which should win every race" and "has to beat one or two other drivers, that's it".<br>Norris apologised for the comments in the days after the race, saying he had been "careless" and never meant to cause any offence towards Hamilton ...

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The German car manufacturer has been at the centre of intrigue over the future of Hamilton, with the world champion's current deal having run out at the end of the year.<br>But while there has been speculation that the discussions have hit roadblocks, Wolff is more calm about the situation.<br>He says that the discussions have been complicated by the fact that he and Hamilton have been unable to ...

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During their four seasons together at Mercedes, Rosberg and Hamilton endured a fraught relationship off track and sometimes clashed on it too.<br>But while some have suggested that Bottas could stand to benefit from adopting a similar tough stance in a bid to unsettle Hamilton, the Finn thinks that going down that route would actually backfire.<br>He thinks that, as well as causing unnecessary ...

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The world champion delivered perhaps his strongest ever season in 2020 as he roared to his seventh title, matching the record of Michael Schumacher.<br>The extent of his dominance, however, prompted some to question whether Hamilton's success was down more to his car and the team than pure driver talent.<br>Speaking to Motorsport.com about Hamilton’s role in what Mercedes has ...

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Todt was Ferrari's team boss when Michael Schumacher took five of his seven world titles with the team between 2000 and 2004 and the Scuderia took six consecutive constructors' championships from 1999 to 2004.<br>Schumacher and Ferrari were the dominant force for the majority of those seasons and established the most dominant reign by a manufacturer until the hybrid era.<br>In 2020, Mercedes broke ...

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The knighthood – which means he will be known formally as Sir Lewis Hamilton – has been awarded at the end of a year that saw him match Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 World Championship titles and surpass the German's race wins tally.<br>He has also pursued a campaign to increase diversity in the sport and frequently spoken out against racism in society, although the honour is for ...

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Hamilton tied Michael Schumacher's record of seven drivers' championships after a dominant campaign that saw him win 11 of the 16 races he took part in.<br>The Mercedes driver wrapped up the title with three races to spare, and also surpassed Schumacher's record tally of 91 race wins, ending the season with 95 victories to his name.<br>Hamilton's title campaign featured a number of outstanding ...

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Bottas finished as runner-up in the F1 drivers’ championship for the second time in 2020, but failed to maintain a sustained challenge to Mercedes teammate Hamilton for the title.<br>Hamilton won 11 races en route to his seventh world title, while Bottas could claim just two victories, leaving him a distant 124 points behind in the championship ...

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Hamilton received in-race penalties on three occasions this year, the first coming at the opening round in Austria when he received a five-second penalty for a collision with Alexander Albon, dropping him from second to fourth place.<br>The most severe sanction came at the Italian Grand Prix, when Hamilton was handed a 10-second stop/go penalty for entering a closed pitlane. It dropped Hamilton ...

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In a vote by BBC viewers, Hamilton beat footballer Jordan Henderson, jockey Hollie Doyle, snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan, cricketer Stuart Broad and boxer Tyson Fury to the 2020 award.<br>He previously won the award in 2014 on the back of his second F1 title victory, and Hamilton has now become a two-time SPOTY winner in a season in which he beat Michael Schumacher's win record and matched the ...

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Mercedes announced on Friday that Wolff would remain in the role of team principal and CEO of its F1 team until at least the end of 2024, having also increased his shareholding in the team.<br>British chemicals giant INEOS has bought a 1/3rd shareholding in the team, making it an equal owner alongside Wolff and Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler.<br>The announcement put an end to speculation ...

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Max Verstappen expects Red Bull will be in a much stronger position next year with both of its cars potentially able to take the fight to the world champion team.<br>The value of a second strong car was seen in Abu Dhabi, where Alex Albon was close enough to limit the strategy options of the two Mercedes drivers, and Verstappen won the race.<br>Although he didn't specify the year, Hamilton ...

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The world champion's current deal finishes at the end of this year, and it seems inevitable that he will agree to stay on at the German car manufacturer.<br>But while normally such contracts have been finalised by this stage, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has delayed Mercedes and Hamilton agreeing terms.<br>Furthermore, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has spent a lot of time recently focusing on ...

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Out of contract at the end of this season, Hamilton and Mercedes elected to postpone renewal talks until the star driver had wrapped up his seventh Formula 1 title.<br>Hamilton recently said he'd like to have a new deal sorted before Christmas, a target that looks set to be comfortably met based on a tweet from the Mercedes team.<br>Under the caption #Announce the squad tweeted a quote from ...

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Max Verstappen dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to give Red Bull its second victory of the season, leading home the Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton, who finished third.<br>Verstappen led every single lap of the race at the Yas Marina Circuit, as neither Bottas nor Hamilton managed to get close to the Dutchman as they struggled with their tyres.<br>Although the result had no impact ...

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Hamilton clinched his seventh F1 world title in 2020 with three races to spare, but is out of contract at the end of the year after deciding to postpone talks with Mercedes until the championship was settled.<br>But after Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19 following the Bahrain Grand Prix at the end of last month, Mercedes was forced to shelve talks after making “baby steps”.<br>Both ...

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The Mercedes driver returned to action in the F1 season finale this weekend after missing the Sakhir GP because of COVID-19, but he admitted to not having fully recovered from the illness.<br>After taking third place behind Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas in the Yas Marina race, Hamilton said that he did not feel good and felt his form had been hurt.<br>"That was a really hard race for me," he ...

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Hamilton spent 10 days in isolation in Bahrain after testing positive for COVID-19 soon after the first of the two races there, and he was forced to miss last weekend’s Sakhir GP.<br>After testing negative he was allowed to travel from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi on Thursday, and was cleared to enter the paddock on Friday. He set the pace for much of qualifying on Saturday, topping both Q1 and Q2 ...

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