- Full Name: Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
- Place of Birth: Stevenage, United Kingdom
- Date of Birth: 07 Jan, 1985
- Profession: Racing Driver
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Marital Status: Single
- Team: Mercedes
- Car number: 44
- World Championships: 6
- Podiums: 151
- Points: 3431
- Grand Prix entered: 250
Six- time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton turns 35 on 07.January 2020. Happy birthday, F1 record breaker Lewis Hamilton!
You‘re our hero you’re our inspiration. You make us feel proud. Thank you Lewis!
2007 the beginning of Lewis F1 career:
- Debut Race: 18th March 2007 Australian Grand Prix (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes)
- First Podium: 18th March 2007 Australian Grand Prix
- First Pole: 10th June 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
Hamilton’s title hopes fade after the dramatic Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. On the way into the pits his car beached into the gravel trap on lap 30.
The world championship lead was slashed to just four points. While Lewis battled in vain to fight through the field Räikkönen triumphed in Brazil. After a remarkable debut season Lewis finishing 2nd Place in the World Driver’s Championship with 109 points, only one point away from the 1st Place.
Book release date 17.03.2008 of Lewis Hamilton: My Story
By Lewis Hamilton (Author)
Lewis opens up for the first time in My Story about his first F1 debut season, private life and his early years. The only book with the real story, as told by Lewis.
FIA banned traction control from Formula One in 2008. McLaren Mercedes revealed McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 on Lewis 23rd Birthday, 07.January in Stuttgart. The car finished 2nd in the Constructors’ Championship.
On 2nd November the season last 18th Grand Prix begin in Brasil, at Interlagos. 71 laps to drive. He secured the place on the final corner of the final lap of the final race of the season to finish the year with 98 points, one more than Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, who won the Interlagos race.
“The most dramatic race of my whole life,” said Hamilton. “It’s pretty much impossible to put this into words: I’m still speechless. It’s been such a long journey, but I’ve always had the support of my family, the team, our partners and the fans. We did a fantastic job throughout the whole year and, with all the sacrifices we made, I’m so thrilled to be able to win this for everyone.”
At the age of 23 years, nine months and 26 days Hamilton is the youngest Champion in the Formula One history. 12 Years after that Damon Hill win in 1996, Hamilton is the first British driver to win the World Championship in 2008. The day when Lewis hopes, and dreams turned into reallity.
YouTube, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team: Lewis Hamilton Reunited with his Six F1 Championship Cars
Lewis Hamilton Quotes:
“I feel like people are expecting me to fail; therefore, I expect myself to win.”
“When I first started in Formula 1, I tried to ignore the fact I was the first black guy ever to race in the sport. But, as I’ve got older, I’ve really started to appreciate the implications.”
“Undoubtedly the three men I have always admired are Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela and Ayrton Senna. Senna’s been my hero since childhood.”
“I love my ink. They all have a meaning. I’m very strong in my faith, so I wanted to have some religious images. I’ve got Pieta, a Michelangelo sculpture of Mary holding Jesus after he came off the cross, on my shoulder. A sacred heart on my arm. Musical notes because I love music. The compass on my chest is there because church is my compass. ”
“When I was younger, all my family’s money went into racing. We were never a stylish family. We never went shopping, because all the money went into buying tires and fuel and all of that”
“I don’t think you can fully call yourself a vegan if you wear leathers.”
On his favourite:
“Martin Luther King said: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Lewis Hamilton Official site: https://www.lewishamilton.com/
Lewis has 14.2m followers on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lewishamilton
2020 could be for Lewis Hamilton monumental record breaking year as he’s on the verge to break multiple big records in F1.
YouTube, Aldas: How Many F1 Records Will Hamilton Break in 2020?
Mercedes F1 car and team launch date on 14th February 2020, Silverstone UK.
2020 Formula 1’s Grand Prix calendar start on 15th March with entire 22 races in Australia, Melbourne.