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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 (29.8%)
117 (56.3%)
72 (34.6%)
4 (36.4%)
1st
11
208
208
2610 (12.5 points per race avg)
11701
3518 (30.1%)
38 (18.3%)
23 (11.1%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2017 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,

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

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
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news

While the W08 was the leading force in 2017, the car - dubbed a 'diva' by the team - struggled on twistier circuits like Monaco.Hamilton says that both he and teammate Valtteri Bottas had significant input in addressing the weaknesses that surfaced last year, and that the new car won't favour the driving style of one or the other of them."It's a car that we both pushed and developed ...

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Speaking in a Q&A on Mercedes-AMG F1's Twitter feed, Wolff said he had no worries that Hamilton would be returning to the driving seat for 2019 and beyond with the team with which he's won three of his four world titles."Lewis has become such an important pillar within the team that it is a no-brainer that we continue with each other," said Wolff."The discussions are on-going in ...

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Hamilton, who claimed the fourth F1 championship crown of his career in 2017, identified McLaren's Fernando Alonso, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen as the three drivers he most has to watch out for.When asked which of those three he would most have to watch if Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull all produced cars of a similar level of competitiveness ...

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You may choose to criticise Lewis Hamilton for his off-track lifestyle. You could troll him for his (now erased) social media antics. Or you might question some of his fashion choices. But if there is one area where you would really struggle to knock him, it's for what he achieves on track.Hamilton's charge to the 2017 Formula 1 championship, which was sealed as Sebastian Vettel's ...

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Formula 1 is currently investigating whether grand prix circuits need to change to improve the quality of racing, in one of many exploratory projects taking place under the command of F1’s new managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn.Reigning F1 world champion Hamilton was among those critical of the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi for promoting a lack of overtaking through its ...

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Of all the current drivers on the Formula 1 grid, you can bet Lewis Hamilton is most wary of Max Verstappen. At the end of last season, when asked about the drivers he would most need to watch if all had roughly equal cars, Hamilton confirmed the names of three rivals he felt were operating at a similar level. Verstappen was right there, alongside Sebastian Vettel and Fernando ...

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If you polled every racing fan under the sun, the perfect driver would be all manner of things - brave, aggressive, super-fast on track, and not content with a dull corporate image off it. They would be outspoken and honest, with a rags-to-riches, underdog, did-it-their-way backstory, while maintaining a humble grounding that shows they never forget where they have come from.The ...

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Hamilton clinched his fourth world championship this year, fending off Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas 58 points adrift. Mercedes usually operates a policy of treating its drivers equally, but Massa, who was beaten to the 2008 title by Hamilton, believes the world champion team will focus on the Briton next year.“Next year the team is completely on ...

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Internal relations became highly strained as Hamilton’s F1 title battles with Rosberg from 2014-16 became affected by various controversies relating to on-track collisions, off-track behaviour and Mercedes management decisions.After two collisions in the early part of the 2016 season, Wolff threatened to bench both drivers if they caused a third, and there was further controversy at ...

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Vettel led the points standings for 12 straight races at the start of the season, before losing out as Hamilton went on a winning surge after the August break.Losing potential victories by deliberately driving into Hamilton in Azerbaijan and triggering a three-way collision with Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen in Singapore caused major damage to Vettel's title challenge.The ...

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Few would have bet against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes having another dominant season in 2017 given how the previous year (and years) had gone.The British driver may have lost the 2016 championship battle to now-retired teammate Nico Rosberg, but the German squad was again in a league apart. Red Bull was its main threat with an underpowered car, and Ferrari failed to even win a race ...

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Hamilton drove his Mercedes W08 at Paul Ricard in September, making a rare appearance in a Pirelli tyre test as the supplier finalised 2018 slick-tyre compounds.He completed 114 laps on the day, before handing over to teammate Valtteri Bottas.In an interview with Canal + Sport’s Thomas Senecal for a season review show, Hamilton was asked his thoughts on the 5.8km Ricard track in Le ...

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Hamilton broke Michael Schumacher’s F1 pole position record with the Mercedes W08, and won nine races in taking his fourth career title, but trailed chief rival Sebastian Vettel for most of the championship as Mercedes struggled to unlock the car’s potential consistently.The W08 was hard on its tyres in the early part of the year, and particularly troublesome on Pirelli’s new ...

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The Finn scored the third victory of his first season with Mercedes in the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi, having started from pole for the second successive race.Bottas admits that he had a tough time in the second half of the year, until he was able to turn things around near the end."Next year the target is to win more," he said. "Now with the points system we have, you need to ...

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It's touching that Lewis Hamilton still takes unfakeably genuine pleasure at receiving reader awards from F1 Racing. As we hand over frames celebrating his 'Driver of the Year' and 'Qualifier of the Year' accolades, that brilliant 'Aw, shucks' beam cracks irrepressibly across his face.For a man who has achieved so much, so young, and for whom material rewards are now little more than ...

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Hamilton's junior career was supported by McLaren, and he drove for it in F1 from 2007-2012 before leaving for Mercedes.Though Alonso and Hamilton's time as McLaren teammates in 2007 was famously tempestuous, their relationship has improved.The pair battled for ninth at the end of this year's Mexican Grand Prix as Hamilton recovered from first-lap damage, and the 2017 world champion ...

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The Mercedes driver fended off a stern challenging from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to clinch his fourth F1 world title with two races to spare. Hamilton’s current deal with Mercedes expires at the end of next season, with talks regarding an extension planned for the coming weeks. In this clip from ...

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Hamilton was outqualified by Bottas at the Hungaroring, but was allowed to overtake in the race to try to attack the leading Ferraris.Unable to make progress, Hamilton handed third back to Bottas at the finish.Hamilton said that was a turning point partly for helping Mercedes' harmony, but also because it made him determined to prevent further team orders dilemmas."We did a great ...

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Speaking at the BRDC Awards where F1 CEO Chase Carey was also in attendance, Hamilton said he wants to see louder engines, bigger tyres, and a greater ability to follow the car ahead.He urged F1's new bosses to make the sport "more raw", and questioned why F2 is often able to make provide more spectacular racing."From a racing driver's point of view you just want to be able to race ...

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Hamilton, who clinched his fourth world title with three races to spare, was the more consistent of the two drivers, finishing every single race in the points while Vettel failed to finish two races.In Singapore, Vettel lost a potential victory when he aggressively defended his position at the start, triggering a collision that forced his retirement.Then in Baku, the Ferrari driver ...

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The world champion's contract with Mercedes runs out at the end of next season, and it is expected that discussions for a new two-year contract will begin over the next few weeks.But while it is thought highly likely Hamilton and Mercedes will agree terms, the Briton confesses that part of him wants to start exploring other opportunities away from the race track."It's like the ...

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Pirelli announced during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend that it would be switching to a wider, seven-compound range of F1 dry tyres for next year.The Italian company, which has served as F1's exclusive tyre supplier since 2011, has moved all of its existing range “one step softer”, while also adding compounds at both ends of the scale.As a result, the pink-walled hypersoft has ...

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After clinching this year's title in Mexico, Hamilton acknowledged that he'd relaxed too much in a similar situation at the end of 2015, allowing then teammate Nico Rosberg to take a series of end-of-season wins that helped to set up the German's successful title challenge the following year.This time around after winning the title, Hamilton crashed in qualifying in Brazil, and then ...

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When Lewis Hamilton won the third of his four Formula 1 world titles with three races to spare in 2015, he subsequently went off the boil - struggling to perform with the same intensity and focus that propelled him to that glory in the first place.Hamilton lifted off the gas and allowed Nico Rosberg to win three races in a row, which handed Hamilton's arch rival some useful momentum ...

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Liberty Media revealed the simpler design that replaces the iconic logo the sport has been identified with for more than 20 years, with F1 chiefs arguing the previous design was not suited for use with digital platforms or merchandise."You cannot stitch the old logo chevron to the right," said F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches. "A number of brands, particularly in this day and age ...

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