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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

72 (31.6%)
133 (58.3%)
82 (36%)
4 (33.3%)
1st
12
228
228
2993 (13.1 points per race avg)
12901
3947 (30.6%)
41 (18%)
24 (10.5%)
2007 Australian Grand Prix
2018 Brazilian 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

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

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

On lap 28, the Mercedes power unit engineers reported that a failure was "imminent" for Hamilton, due to an exhaust issue that had led to high temperatures. At the time Hamilton was urgently trying to make up ground after his early pitstop dropped him out of the lead. "We have the engine guys here in the back, and then we have them back at base," team principal Toto Wolff explained. "I ...

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The 2018 world champion and Williams rookie narrowly avoided a huge crash when Sirotkin approached Hamilton at high speed while both were on out-laps in Q2. Hamilton spotted Sirotkin late and moved to the left to try to get off-line just as Sirotkin swerved in the same direction to get past. The incident was not investigated by the stewards, which surprised many onlookers as it was a ...

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Verstappen was leading the race from Hamilton and seemingly in control when Ocon attempted to unlap himself at the first sequence of corners, initially attacking on the outside into Turn 1, before trying to hold on for the inside at the next corner and hitting the Red Bull. The contact spun Verstappen down to second, behind Hamilton, and gave his car significant floor damage that prevented him ...

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Verstappen had blasted past Hamilton early in his second stint and was edging clear when his Red Bull was pitched into a spin after being clobbered by Ocon at the second corner. That dropped Verstappen behind Hamilton, who managed engine and tyre concerns to stay clear and win a race after clinching the title for the first time – he was winless in the grands prix he completed after wrapping ...

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The Mercedes driver and his Williams rival nearly collided in the early stages of Q2, with Hamilton running slowly on track to prepare for a qualifying lap while Sirotkin was pushing hard to warm up his tyres. After the incident, Hamilton hit out at Sirotkin for not showing respect in the way that he overtook him on an out lap. "Respectfully, between all the drivers, we all do respect [the ...

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The Russian came close to a big crash at the start of Q2 when his Mercedes rival moved into his path as he closed rapidly in on him in the final sequence of corners. Although Hamilton was upset about the situation – saying that Sirotkin should not have tried to pass him ahead of their qualifying runs – the Williams driver has explained that he had no choice but to go so fast. He said ...

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Most teams were in a rush to log flying laps at the start of the second segment due to weather conditions, and when Williams driver Sirotkin arrived at the back of a slowing Hamilton at the end of his out-lap, he tried to clear the Mercedes. But Hamilton, who had been on the racing line, jinked to the left and wound up nearly collecting Sirotkin, who at speed dipped two wheels off the track as ...

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Hamilton went fastest using supersoft Pirellis on the first runs in the Q3 top 10 shootout, setting a time of 1m07.301s. The Mercedes driver was the only one of the frontrunners to improve on his second run, shaving off a further two-hundredths of a second to make sure of pole position. Vettel had been up on Hamilton after the first sector on his final run, but a lock up in Turn 8 ...

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The Ferrari pairing made the early running on the Pirelli supersofts - Vettel fastest of all with a 1m08.857s - but there was little appetite among Ferrari's rivals to emerge from their garages straight away. A quarter of the session elapsed before the Mercedes of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas hit the track, and Hamilton was instructed to abort his practice start and return to the pits straight ...

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Bottas posted a best time of 1m08.846s using supersoft Pirellis, with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton missing out on beating that time by just three thousandths of a second. This was primarily down to Bottas having a pace advantage in the twisty middle sector, as Hamilton had the edge in the shorter first and second sectors. Sebastian Vettel ended up third fastest, just 0.073s behind Bottas ...

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Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel and 2018 champion Lewis Hamilton were covered by less than a tenth of a second in first practice at Interlagos. Hamilton and Verstappen set their fastest laps moments apart from one another, with the Briton initially going quickest on a 1m09.107s before Verstappen snuck ahead on a 1m09.011s. Vettel then split the pair by posting a 1m09.060s. The close fight ...

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After winning four races on the trot with Hamilton, Mercedes was soundly beaten in the United States Grand Prix and then produced its worst performance of the season in Mexico. The Mercedes pair could not make their tyres last at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with Hamilton finishing over a minute down on race winner Max Verstappen in fourth and Valtteri Bottas ending up a lap down. Team ...

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With Vietnam joining the calendar in 2020, and F1 bosses looking to finalise deals with Miami and possibly Zandvoort, the schedule could grow to 23 or 24 races in two years' time unless some current events are dropped. The 2019 season will start in March and finish in December for the first time since 1963, when the calendar comprised 10 races. Hamilton, who clinched his fifth title in the ...

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Bottas was consigned to a support role for Hamilton in the 2018 title race run-in, and was ordered to let the Briton through when he was on course for a first win of the season in the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton has since wrapped up his fifth drivers' title, which means Bottas is now free once more to challenge his teammate in the two remaining races of the campaign. However, the champion ...

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Hamilton has won two world titles since Bottas joined Mercedes in 2017 from Williams to replace Nico Rosberg, with whom Hamilton developed an acrimonious relationship during their exclusive title fights from 2014-2016. Bottas has pushed Hamilton closely in the first half of each season, although struggled to match his teammate in the second half.  However, the Mercedes pair have won 21 ...

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Prost says that going ahead of Ferrari rival four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the record books spurred Hamilton on this year, and that won't apply in the future. Prost still believes that Hamilton can go on to match seven-time title winner Michael Schumacher, but he will have to take it a step at a time. Read Also: Why Hamilton might not trump Schumacher’s F1 ...

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Hamilton wants to help aspiring racing drivers who are taken out of school in pursuit of a career as a driver and then have little to fall back on if they do not succeed. The Mercedes driver said he is aware of the impression F1 stars can make on young children because he sees the same "sparkle" in the eyes of those he encounters as he had as a youngster meeting David Coulthard and Mika ...

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Hamilton moved level with Juan Manuel Fangio on five titles with his latest championship victory last Sunday in Mexico, which means only seven-time Schumacher stands ahead of him in the all-time list. Roll of honour: Gallery: All 33 Formula 1 world champions With 71 wins and 132 podiums Hamilton is zeroing in on the German’s win (91) and podium (155) records, having long ...

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Wolff says that Hamilton has been a more “complete” driver than previously, but stressed that there was always room to seek improvement. “This is the best Lewis Hamilton I’ve seen in the last six years,” said Wolff. “He has driven better. He has been better out of the car. "Very, very complete. But as we try to reach for more, it is never completely complete. It sounds ...

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Hamilton and Alonso endured an intense season as McLaren teammates in 2007, with their sometimes fractious relationship creating internal friction at the outfit. They are viewed as the team leading drivers of their generation but Alonso's career path with Renault and Ferrari after McLaren meant the pair would never enjoy a season-long fight for the title again. Hamilton says the fact that ...

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Although a run of misfortune at the start of this season cost him wins and derailed his championship campaign, the Finn has also struggled at times to match his Mercedes teammate. Read Also: The 10 moments that decided the 2018 F1 title But he remains adamant that small detail improvements will make a big difference in the future, and believes that if he can focus on ...

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Ferrari had headed into its home race at Monza on the back of an important win in Belgium, and its speed in qualifying to lock out the front row left it odds on for a 1-2 finish. But the team threw away its golden opportunity in allowing Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel to race each other at the start, as that allowed Hamilton his chance to make a move at the second chicane. Read ...

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Hamilton’s success, which means he has equalled Juan Manuel Fangio as a five-time world champion, prompted former rival and 2016 champion Nico Rosberg to suggest the Mercedes driver can realistically surpass Michael Schumacher’s records of 91 race wins and seven titles. Autosport’s Glenn Freeman is joined by F1 Racing’s Stuart Codling and Ben Anderson to explain why F1’s current ...

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Hamilton won four races in a row to put himself on the brink of the championship but Mercedes had problems in the United States and Mexico GPs. He clinched the crown last weekend finishing fourth, the first time he failed to stand on the podium since the Austrian GP at the start of July.  Hamilton said: “I still have work to do. I’ve still got to get back to the factory and rally the ...

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Hamilton drew level with Juan Manuel Fangio on five championships by securing the 2018 crown on Sunday in Mexico. The Mercedes driver pulled clear of Vettel in the last few races, having been neck-and-neck with the German through the first half of the season. Read Also: The 10 moments that decided the 2018 F1 title "Through the year there were a lot of testing times for ...

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