Lewis Hamilton

Formula One Racing Driver
Born 7 AD

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, MBE is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the McLaren team. He was the 2008 Formula One World Champion. Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, "I want to race for you one day ... I want to race for McLaren.… Read More

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1985 Birth Hamilton was born on 7 January 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. … Read More
1991 6 Years Old Hamilton's father bought him a radio-controlled car in 1991, which gave him his first taste of racing competition. … Read More
1993 8 Years Old Hamilton began karting in 1993 at the age of eight, at the Rye House Kart Circuit and quickly began winning races and Cadet class championships. … Read More
1995 10 Years Old 1 More Event
In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, "I want to race for you one day... … Read More


1998 13 Years Old From the Cadet ranks, he progressed through to Junior Yamaha (1997) and Ron Dennis actually called him in 1998 after Hamilton won an additional Super One series and his second British championship. … Read More
2000 15 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamilton continued his progress in the Intercontinental A (1999), Formula A (2000) and Formula Super A (2001) ranks, and became European Champion in 2000 with maximum points. … Read More
2001 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Michael Schumacher made a one-off return to karts and competed against Hamilton along with other future F1 drivers Vitantonio Liuzzi and Nico Rosberg. … Read More
2002 17 Years Old Asked in 2002 about the prospect of becoming one of the youngest ever Formula One drivers, Hamilton replied that his goal was "not to be the youngest in F1 but to be experienced and then show what I can do in F1". … Read More
2004 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamilton eventually re-signed with McLaren, and made his debut with Manor in the 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series. … Read More


2005 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamilton moved to the reigning Euro Series champions ASM for the 2005 season and dominated the championship, winning 15 of the 20 rounds. … Read More
2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Due to his success in Formula Three, he moved to ASM's sister GP2 team ART Grand Prix for 2006. Just like their sister team in F3, ART were the leaders of the field and reigning champions having taken the 2005 GP2 crown with Nico Rosberg. … Read More
After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he drove for McLaren in 2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years after his initial encounter with Dennis. … Read More
In January 2008, Hamilton signed a new five-year multimillion-pound contract to stay with McLaren-Mercedes until the end of the 2012 season.
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamilton ended his working relationship with his father in early 2010 and subsequently signed a management deal in March 2011 with Simon Fuller's firm XIX Entertainment. … Read More
2011 26 Years Old 1 More Event
At the start of the 2011 season Hamilton dismissed Red Bull Racing as "just a drinks company". … Read More
Hamilton remained at McLaren alongside Button for the 2012 season. … Read More


In 2015, he became the first British driver in history to win consecutive F1 titles, and the second Brit to win three titles after Jackie Stewart. … Read More
2016 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On 3 July 2016, Hamilton went on to win the Austrian Grand Prix despite having a last lap collision with Rosberg.
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