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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

65 (29.8%)
124 (56.9%)
76 (34.9%)
4 (33.3%)
1st
12
218
218
2773 (12.7 points per race avg)
12302
3679 (29.9%)
38 (17.4%)
24 (11%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2018 British 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

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

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

news

Gasly was left fuming after what he felt was a “completely ridiculous” sanction cost him the championship point he'd earned in the Silverstone race.The Frenchman had passed Force India's Sergio Perez late on, but made contact with his rival's VJM10 car in the process and was hit with a five-second penalty that demoted him from 10th to 13th.Speaking to the media at the next grand pri ...

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The Red Bull driver set a time just 0.004s quicker than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.Max Verstappen was third-fastest in the second Red Bull, ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, who was only 0.271 off Ricciardo's fastest time despite not using the softest compound available.Valtteri Bottas finished the session in fifth place on the morning when it was revealed he'll continue with ...

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Mercedes confirmed on Thursday that, after months of discussions, Hamilton had extended his stay with the team for another two years.When asked afterwards if he had also had an approach from Ferrari or Red Bull while negotiating his renewal, Hamilton admitted that he did field an inquiry.“In terms of the other guys approaching, one did,” he said. “But I didn’t give it any air.”Asked ...

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Following months of speculation about the world champion’s future, as Hamilton and his team fleshed out the details of a new deal, an announcement was made on Thursday.Hamilton will be committed to Mercedes until the end of 2020.Speaking about the contract, Hamilton said he never had any doubts that he would recommit to the team that has helped him land three world titles since ...

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A learned colleague remarked to me after the British Grand Prix that Valtteri Bottas could be leading this season's Formula 1 world championship with better luck.Of all the drivers in F1's big three teams, Bottas is undoubtedly the one who has walked under too many ladders in 2018. He is grand prix racing's equivalent of a crazy black cat lady – muttering to himself indignantly as he ...

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Hamilton’s charge meant British GP victor Vettel extended his lead at the top to only eight points, despite Hamilton dropping to 18th on the opening lap thanks to a hit from Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen. “We’re in a tough battle this year and it’s the most intense battle that I think we’ve probably all had,” said Hamilton.“I’m very, very grateful that the car was still in ...

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While comments from Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made in the heat of the moment after the Silverstone race stirred up the idea that the first lap collision could have been on purpose, Rosberg thinks that the incident was simply down to Raikkonen messing up.Rosberg says that the fact that Ferrari did not impose team orders in Austria to drop Raikkonen behind Vettel was a clear sign that ...

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Hamilton was spun around by the Ferrari driver at Turn 3 at Silverstone, which dropped him to 18th and necessitated a charge through the order to finish second.The collision sparked huge scrutiny over the Ferrari vs Mercedes fight as it came just two races after Raikkonen's teammate Sebastian Vettel wiped out the other Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas in France.Hamilton hinted at ...

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A bad start dropped Hamilton to third and he was then hit by the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen at Turn 3, the Mercedes driver dropping to 18th position. Hamilton recovered to second, aided by Mercedes decision not to pit him for fresh tyres under a safety car to gain track position, but looked tense alongside Raikkonen while the top three waited to go onto the podium post-race.Asked if ...

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Hamilton dropped to the back of the field after Raikkonen locked up and slid into his right-rear corner at Village, the first braking zone of the lap.Raikkonen was given a 10-second penalty for the collision, which prompted suspicion from Mercedes, with Hamilton referring to "interesting tactics" from Ferrari, and senior Mercedes figures suggesting it was "deliberate or incompetence" ...

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Mercedes used a safety car to get Bottas ahead of early race leader Vettel but the Ferrari driver used fresher, softer tyres to steal the victory with a superb move five laps from the end of the race.Hamilton then passed teammate Bottas at the same spot a lap later to seal second and Kimi Raikkonen made it a hat-trick of late passes at Brooklands to demote his countryman from the ...

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Hamilton was beaten by Sebastian Vettel on the first runs in Q3, and admitted he had to dig deep to find the time with which to secure his 76th career pole on the second runs.He cited the build-up to his home race against the background of England's World Cup involvement and the stiff challenge from Ferrari as the reasons behind his heightened emotional state."I think for me it would ...

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Vettel had the edge after the first runs in the Q3 top 10 shootout by 57 thousandths of a second, but Hamilton turned the tables on the second runs.With the soft-compound Pirellis the tyre of choice through qualifying, Hamilton outpaced Vettel in the first and second sectors on the final run.This meant Vettel's flying final sector was not enough to reclaim top spot and left the ...

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The circuit was resurfaced at the start of the year to remove several major bumps that were particularly problematic for MotoGP riders.Hamilton admitted the circuit is "the fastest it's ever been" but was relieved when practice ended on Friday and hit out at "wasted money, which could've gone to much better use"."The people they hired did the worst job ever," said Hamilton. "It's the ...

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Ferrari had set the early pace in FP3 at Silverstone, with Raikkonen producing two laps inside 1m28s to hit the front, while teammate Sebastian Vettel wasn't within half a second before the red flags flew for Hartley's accident.The Toro Rosso driver crashed heavily at Brooklands after front left suspension failure pitched him into a spin.The front wheel appeared to collapse as he ...

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F1 has added an extra DRS zone to several circuits' layouts in order to boost overtaking, with the British Grand Prix venue Silvertstone's new third zone running through the start-finish straight and the subsequent two high-speed corners, Abbey and Farm.Many of F1's cars do not have enough downforce to remain stable with DRS open through T1, and drivers thus need to deactivate it ...

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Hamilton bested teammate Valtteri Bottas by almost four tenths of a second, with Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel Mercedes' closest challenger half a second back from Hamilton.Red Bull driver Max Verstappen set the early pace on medium tyres and was the first driver to dip into the 1m29s, but Vettel ended the opening half an hour on top on a 1m29.244s.Bottas had ...

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With just a few days until the Silverstone race, Hamilton stands on the cusp of equalling a record set by his racing idol, Ayrton Senna.Senna is the only driver to have won five consecutive editions of the same grand prix: Monaco from 1989-1993. But Hamilton, who has won the past four British Grands Prix –  2014-17 (as well as the 2008 race on his way to his first world title) – could ...

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The virtual safety car was triggered by a mechanical failure for Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas, and saw all frontrunners except Hamilton pit.Hamilton lost out massively – the team told him that he would have to make up eight seconds on the track – but later it became academic as he retired with a loss of fuel pressure.Team boss Wolff admitted that Mercedes had simply thought ...

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Hamilton took the lead from teammate Bottas off the line but was left vulnerable when his rivals all pitted during the early virtual safety car period, while he stayed out on track.He subsequently pitted and rejoined in fourth, which is where he ran when he lost fuel pressure late on and was forced to retire.Teammate Bottas had exited the race earlier with a hydraulic problem ...

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Bottas, whose last pole position came in last year's season finale in Abu Dhabi, hit the front in the Q3 top 10 shootout with a lap of 1m03.264s on his first run – almost half-a-second faster than nearest rival Kimi Raikkonen.Teammate Lewis Hamilton ran deep into the Turn 3 hairpin on his first run and ended up third on first runs, but the final runs turned into a shootout between the ...

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The reigning world champion hit the front early in the session with a lap of 1m04.579s using the soft-compound Pirellis.Although he did use the ultrasofts Pirellis later on, Hamilton did not improve but had done more than enough to ensure top spot.Valtteri Bottas slotted into second place early in the session using supersofts, subsequently improving by 0.012s on ultrasofts to end up ...

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Of the top three teams' drivers, only Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen have deals that run past 2018 - with championship leader Mercedes yet to confirm either Hamilton or teammate Valtteri Bottas for next year.Red Bull is working on an extension for Verstappen's teammate Daniel Ricciardo, but also retains Carlos Sainz under contract - and could call him back to ...

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Hamilton edged teammate Valtteri Bottas by just over a tenth at the Red Bull Ring, as Max Verstappen beat Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into third place.Verstappen was the first driver to set a laptime and became an early session spinner when he ran wide exiting Turn 4, dipping his left-side wheels into the gravel and performing a neat 360-degree spin in his Red Bull before ...

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Although Mercedes has said little officially about updates for this weekend, observers spotted substantial differences to the silver cars in the garages today, especially in the sidepod and bargeboard area.Read Also:Mercedes unleashes biggest F1 update in AustriaHamilton admitted he wasn't yet up to speed with what exactly has been put on the car, but he acknowledged ...

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