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personalia

British
7 January 1985 (34)
Jean Lucienbonnet (7 January 1923)
Pablo Birger (7 January 1924)
Brausch Niemann (7 January 1939)
Mike Wilds (7 January 1946)

statistics

73 (31.9%)
134 (58.5%)
83 (36.2%)
5 (41.7%)
1st
12
229
229
3018 (13.2 points per race avg)
12956
3976 (30.7%)
41 (17.9%)
24 (10.5%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2018 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,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2007 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 6 McLaren
2 2007 Indianapolis Motor Speedway round 7 McLaren
3 2007 Hungaroring round 11 McLaren
4 2007 Fuji Speedway round 15 McLaren
5 2008 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 McLaren
6 2008 Circuit de Monaco round 6 McLaren
7 2008 Silverstone Circuit round 9 McLaren
8 2008 Hockenheimring round 10 McLaren
9 2008 Shanghai International Circuit round 17 McLaren
10 2009 Hungaroring round 10 McLaren
11 2009 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 14 McLaren
12 2010 Istanbul Park round 7 McLaren
13 2010 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 8 McLaren
14 2010 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 13 McLaren
15 2011 Shanghai International Circuit round 3 McLaren
16 2011 Nürburgring round 10 McLaren
17 2011 Yas Marina Circuit round 18 McLaren
18 2012 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 McLaren
19 2012 Hungaroring round 11 McLaren
20 2012 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 McLaren
21 2012 Circuit of the Americas round 19 McLaren
22 2013 Hungaroring round 10 Mercedes
23 2014 Sepang International Circuit round 2 Mercedes
24 2014 Bahrain International Circuit round 3 Mercedes
25 2014 Shanghai International Circuit round 4 Mercedes
26 2014 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Mercedes
27 2014 Silverstone Circuit round 9 Mercedes
28 2014 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 Mercedes
29 2014 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 14 Mercedes
30 2014 Suzuka Circuit round 15 Mercedes
31 2014 Sochi Autodrom round 16 Mercedes
32 2014 Circuit of the Americas round 17 Mercedes
33 2014 Yas Marina Circuit round 19 Mercedes
34 2015 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 Mercedes
35 2015 Shanghai International Circuit round 3 Mercedes
36 2015 Bahrain International Circuit round 4 Mercedes
37 2015 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 Mercedes
38 2015 Silverstone Circuit round 9 Mercedes
39 2015 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 Mercedes
40 2015 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 Mercedes
41 2015 Suzuka Circuit round 14 Mercedes
42 2015 Sochi Autodrom round 15 Mercedes
43 2015 Circuit of the Americas round 16 Mercedes
44 2016 Circuit de Monaco round 6 Mercedes
45 2016 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 Mercedes
46 2016 Red Bull Ring round 9 Mercedes
47 2016 Silverstone Circuit round 10 Mercedes
48 2016 Hungaroring round 11 Mercedes
49 2016 Hockenheimring round 12 Mercedes
50 2016 Circuit of the Americas round 18 Mercedes
51 2016 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez round 19 Mercedes
52 2016 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 20 Mercedes
53 2016 Yas Marina Circuit round 21 Mercedes
54 2017 Shanghai International Circuit round 2 Mercedes
55 2017 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Mercedes
56 2017 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 Mercedes
57 2017 Silverstone Circuit round 10 Mercedes
58 2017 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 12 Mercedes
59 2017 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 Mercedes
60 2017 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 14 Mercedes
61 2017 Suzuka Circuit round 16 Mercedes
62 2017 Circuit of the Americas round 17 Mercedes
63 2018 Baku City Circuit round 4 Mercedes
64 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Mercedes
65 2018 Circuit Paul Ricard round 8 Mercedes
66 2018 Hockenheimring round 11 Mercedes
67 2018 Hungaroring round 12 Mercedes
68 2018 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 14 Mercedes
69 2018 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 15 Mercedes
70 2018 Sochi Autodrom round 16 Mercedes
71 2018 Suzuka Circuit round 17 Mercedes
72 2018 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 20 Mercedes
73 2018 Yas Marina Circuit round 21 Mercedes

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2007 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 6 McLaren
2 2007 Indianapolis Motor Speedway round 7 McLaren
3 2007 Silverstone Circuit round 9 McLaren
4 2007 Hungaroring round 11 McLaren
5 2007 Fuji Speedway round 15 McLaren
6 2007 Shanghai International Circuit round 16 McLaren
7 2008 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 McLaren
8 2008 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 McLaren
9 2008 Hockenheimring round 10 McLaren
10 2008 Hungaroring round 11 McLaren
11 2008 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 13 McLaren
12 2008 Fuji Speedway round 16 McLaren
13 2008 Shanghai International Circuit round 17 McLaren
14 2009 Valencia Street Circuit round 11 McLaren
15 2009 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 McLaren
16 2009 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 14 McLaren
17 2009 Yas Marina Circuit round 17 McLaren
18 2010 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 8 McLaren
19 2011 Korean International Circuit round 16 McLaren
20 2012 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 McLaren
21 2012 Sepang International Circuit round 2 McLaren
22 2012 Hungaroring round 11 McLaren
23 2012 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 McLaren
24 2012 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 14 McLaren
25 2012 Yas Marina Circuit round 18 McLaren
26 2012 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 20 McLaren
27 2013 Shanghai International Circuit round 3 Mercedes
28 2013 Silverstone Circuit round 8 Mercedes
29 2013 Nürburgring round 9 Mercedes
30 2013 Hungaroring round 10 Mercedes
31 2013 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 Mercedes
32 2014 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 Mercedes
33 2014 Sepang International Circuit round 2 Mercedes
34 2014 Shanghai International Circuit round 4 Mercedes
35 2014 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Mercedes
36 2014 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 Mercedes
37 2014 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 14 Mercedes
38 2014 Sochi Autodrom round 16 Mercedes
39 2015 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 Mercedes
40 2015 Sepang International Circuit round 2 Mercedes
41 2015 Shanghai International Circuit round 3 Mercedes
42 2015 Bahrain International Circuit round 4 Mercedes
43 2015 Circuit de Monaco round 6 Mercedes
44 2015 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 Mercedes
45 2015 Red Bull Ring round 8 Mercedes
46 2015 Silverstone Circuit round 9 Mercedes
47 2015 Hungaroring round 10 Mercedes
48 2015 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 11 Mercedes
49 2015 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 12 Mercedes
50 2016 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 Mercedes
51 2016 Bahrain International Circuit round 2 Mercedes
52 2016 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Mercedes
53 2016 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 Mercedes
54 2016 Red Bull Ring round 9 Mercedes
55 2016 Silverstone Circuit round 10 Mercedes
56 2016 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 14 Mercedes
57 2016 Sepang International Circuit round 16 Mercedes
58 2016 Circuit of the Americas round 18 Mercedes
59 2016 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez round 19 Mercedes
60 2016 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 20 Mercedes
61 2016 Yas Marina Circuit round 21 Mercedes
62 2017 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 Mercedes
63 2017 Shanghai International Circuit round 2 Mercedes
64 2017 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Mercedes
65 2017 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 Mercedes
66 2017 Baku City Circuit round 8 Mercedes
67 2017 Silverstone Circuit round 10 Mercedes
68 2017 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 12 Mercedes
69 2017 Autodromo Nazionale di Monza round 13 Mercedes
70 2017 Sepang International Circuit round 15 Mercedes
71 2017 Suzuka Circuit round 16 Mercedes
72 2017 Circuit of the Americas round 17 Mercedes
73 2018 Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit round 1 Mercedes
74 2018 Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya round 5 Mercedes
75 2018 Circuit Paul Ricard round 8 Mercedes
76 2018 Silverstone Circuit round 10 Mercedes
77 2018 Hungaroring round 12 Mercedes
78 2018 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round 13 Mercedes
79 2018 Marina Bay Street Circuit round 15 Mercedes
80 2018 Suzuka Circuit round 17 Mercedes
81 2018 Circuit of the Americas round 18 Mercedes
82 2018 Autódromo José Carlos Pace round 20 Mercedes
83 2018 Yas Marina Circuit round 21 Mercedes

teams & teammates

season teammate
2007 Fernando Alonso
McLaren compare 2007
2008 Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren compare 2008
2009 Heikki Kovalainen
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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

news

Russell, the 2018 Formula 2 champion, has signed a "multi-year" deal with Williams after spending last year dovetailing his racing commitments with the role of Mercedes reserve driver.<br>He told Motorsport.com that his position within F1's current all-conquering team gave him a new appreciation for how five-time world champion Hamilton conducts himself.<br>"There's a number of different ...

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Hamilton, who clinched a fifth world championship in 2018 alongside launching his own clothing line in collaboration with major US brand Tommy Hilfiger, has been criticised at times for his lifestyle.<br>The Briton, who is a global megastar and the only F1 driver who can boast celebrity status, made it clear in 2018 that widening his interests and activities made him a happier person and boosted ...

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Having delivered his fifth world championship this season, during a campaign that many believed was his best ever in Formula 1, Hamilton was able to twin success with the launch of a Tommy Hilfiger fashion collection line.<br>Wolff thinks that Hamilton’s improvement as a driver is down to him having a better understanding of what he needs from life, and being content.<br>“I think that what is ...

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Hamilton wrapped up a fifth world title this year with a season that featured a joint-personal best tally of 11 wins from 21 races, despite increased opposition from Ferrari and, late on, Red Bull. <br>F1 managing director of motorsport Brawn highlighted Hamilton’s “quite exceptional” pole lap in Singapore, where Mercedes was expected to be third-best before Hamilton topped qualifying and ...

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Every person who has criticised Lewis Hamilton for fleetingly referring to his hometown of Stevenage as a "slum" is perfect. Or they are hypocrites. It must be one or the other, given the speed and power with which Hamilton was slammed for a slip of the tongue that he almost immediately, in the moment, acknowledged was the wrong word.<br>One word. "Slums". That's all some people, who deserve ...

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Hamilton drew the ire of Stevenage officials earlier this week by referring to his Hertfordshire hometown as "the slums" while on stage at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.<br>Speaking of his journey to stardom, Hamilton said: "It really was a dream for us all as a family to do something different. For us to get out of the slums.<br>"Well, not the slums, but to get out of somewhere ...

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Both five-time and reigning world champion Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas were at the team’s factory in Brackley this weekend for the team’s Christmas party, and both are shown meeting children and their families from the Make-a-Wish Foundation.<br>Before that, Hamilton is shown in a mocked-up chassis, turning the wheel from lock to lock, as his engineer says he has “some real estate ...

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The arrival of Leclerc alongside Vettel at Ferrari for next season and Verstappen’s late-2018 form means Hamilton could face two completely new challenges next year, having clinched his fifth world title in 2018. Verstappen, who will be joined at Red Bull next year by Pierre Gasly, outscored every driver bar Hamilton after the summer break and won in Mexico. He only lost Brazilian Grand ...

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Bottas failed to win a race in 2018 while Hamilton equalled a personal-best 11 victories on his way to a fifth title. Mercedes asked Bottas to give up one victory, in Russia, to aid Hamilton’s title push and he also lost another likely win in Azerbaijan because of a late puncture. Wolff has defended Bottas’s record this season given the number-two role he was forced into by circumstance ...

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Hamilton has invested more time to life outside F1 this year, particularly with his collaboration with fashion label Tommy Hilfiger, and has expressed a desire to assist charitable projects including the education of children and conservation efforts. Speaking at an event for Mercedes partner Hewlett Packard Enterprises, the five-time world champion said he that he does not "like to think too ...

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Hamilton has invested more time to life outside F1 this year, particularly with his collaboration with fashion label Tommy Hilfiger, and has expressed a desire to assist charitable projects including the education of children and conservation efforts. Speaking at an event for Mercedes partner Hewlett Packard Enterprises, the five-time world champion said he that he does not "like to think too ...

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Hamilton rode a black Yamaha YZF-R1 bike alongside works riders van der Mark and Alex Lowes earlier this month, the track test overseen by the Crescent team that operates Yamaha's WSBK outfit. “Lewis already did two track days on his bike [before] and the people of his team were a little bit concerned because of his speed,” van der Mark told Motorsport.com. “He was very fast but he ...

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Hamilton rode a black Yamaha YZF-R1 bike alongside works riders van der Mark and Alex Lowes earlier this month, the track test overseen by the Crescent team that operates Yamaha's WSBK outfit. “Lewis already did two track days on his bike [before] and the people of his team were a little bit concerned because of his speed,” van der Mark told Motorsport.com. “He was very fast but he ...

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All the FIA’s major champions were crowned, including the WRC’s Sebastien Ogier, Formula E’s Jean-Eric Vergne, World RX’s Johan Kristofferson, F2’s George Russell and European F3’s Mick Schumacher. Across social media, attention was focused on Raikkonen, who is renowned for enjoying a party and appeared to be on top form…           Check out photos from the ...

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All the FIA’s major champions were crowned, including the WRC’s Sebastien Ogier, Formula E’s Jean-Eric Vergne, World RX’s Johan Kristofferson, F2’s George Russell and European F3’s Mick Schumacher. Across social media, attention was focused on Raikkonen, who is renowned for enjoying a party and appeared to be on top form…           Check out photos from the ...

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In what has become an end-of-season tradition, Autosport asked F1's team bosses to rank their top 10 drivers, based on on-track performances, over the course of the year. Votes are kept secret to ensure team bosses are willing to take part and can give their honest opinion of drivers up and down the grid. Points are awarded using F1's scoring system (25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1) to help ...

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Hamilton was out on track at Jerez on Saturday with Yamaha World Superbike racers Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark on a plain black YZR-M1 bike bearing his racing number 44. The Briton reportedly suffered a crash at Turn 5 but was uninjured and was able to continue running. Rossi was asked about Hamilton's exploits on Sunday at his Ranch after taking victory in the '100km dei Campioni' ...

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Hamilton won his fifth Formula 1 world championship this season, beating Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to the crown with a commanding performance in the second half of the season to equal Juan Manuel Fangio's tally of titles. He won 11 of 21 races - equalling his personal-best season haul from 2014 - during a campaign in which Hamilton and his Mercedes team faced their sternest challenge from ...

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As reported by Gazzetta dello Sport, Hamilton was riding a Yamaha YZF-R1, the same bike used in the World Superbike championship by the works-backed Crescent team this year. The Mercedes F1 driver worked with Crescent during the test, which was organised by British track day firm No Limits, riding a completely black bike with stickers bearing his racing number 44. His day was hampered by a ...

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In the past, Hamilton has struggled to keep up his best form after winning world titles, and it was only this year that he ended a record of never having won a race in a season he had clinched a crown. But his triumphs in Brazil and Abu Dhabi have, according to Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff, proven that the British driver is different this time out. "He has actually driven stronger ...

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Verstappen bounced back from an error-strewn first six races of the season, which included clashes with both Hamilton and Vettel, to secure a career-best fourth in the championship. The 21-year-old outscored everyone except 2018 champion Hamilton across the nine races after the summer break, to end the year with two wins and 11 podiums in total. Hamilton and Vettel both vouched for ...

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The Mercedes and Ferrari drivers have battled for the last two world titles, with Hamilton coming out on top both times. Following the Abu Dhabi F1 season finale on Sunday Hamilton and Vettel met up to exchange helmets, which Hamilton compared to when players swap shirts in other sports. "This is kind of an honorary thing that drivers do, this is the highest regard of respect that we can ...

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Hamilton dominates in spite of Will Smith distraction Will Smith takes a selfie with Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 on the way to the drivers' parade Photo by: Andy Hone / LAT Images Sunday’s race was a stroll for early-pitter Hamilton, once the long-running Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo had made his pitstop. Despite admitting that Hollywood star Will Smith had distracted him ...

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Smith was a guest of Hamilton's Mercedes team this weekend and the duo recorded a light-hearted video in the build-up to the race where Hamilton was tied to a chair by the rapper/actor, who then walked into the garage in his own race suit and Hamilton's crash helmet. Hamilton went on to control the race from pole position but said he was a little wary of joking around in the time he usually ...

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Hamilton ran the longest second stint of any driver after pitting under an early virtual safety car, but remained comfortably clear of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. Max Verstappen overcame an early engine scare and resisted his charging Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo to finish third and deny the Australian a podium on his final race for the team before switching to Renault next ...

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