Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver, regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.
This article will tell you about his bio, quick facts, childhood, early life, career, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton|
|Famous for||Formula One Driver|
|Date of Birth||January 07, 1985 AD|
|Age||36 Years (as of 2021)|
|Birthplace||Stevenage, United Kingdom|
|Education||The John Henry Newman School|
|Awards||Member of the Order of the British Empire Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year|
|Net Worth||$300 million (estimated in 2021)|
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British Formula 1 driver who currently has a contract with the Mercedes AMG Petronas professional team. In his debut season in 2007, Lewis lost the World Championship by just one point, making him one of the greatest racing talents to be reckoned with. Since then, Lewis hasn’t disappointed his fans or his team. He has become one of the best Formula One racers in the world with five “World Championships” in his successful career to date.
Known as the All-rounder on the circuit, there is hardly a single side of Formula 1 racing that has not been bested. With the most points in his career and most wins in various episodes, he was the most successful British Formula One driver ever. He also set the record for most wins in a single season without winning the “World Championship” in 2016. Hamilton continues to grow as a driver and is already among the best Formula 1 drivers of all time. He is often compared to star Michael Schumacher.
Childhood and Early Life:
Lewis Hamilton was born on January 7, 1985, in Hertfordshire, England, to his parents, Carmen and Anthony Hamilton. Lewis went to live with his mother after his parents separated when he was a young child. Later, in his early teenage years, he lives with his father and brother Nicholas who is also a professional runner. Lewis’ fascination with cars began at a young age when his father gifted him a remote-controlled car when he was six. He was infatuated with her and performed exceptionally well in domestic competitions.
His father saw his son’s budding talent and gave him a small cart as a Christmas present. Lewis Hamilton played football in school and continued playing throughout his stay at John Henry Newman School. He would later say that at one point he was considered a footballer, but the go-kart tournaments he kept winning gave him an edge. At the age of 15, Lewis was named the number one karting player, a record he still holds to this day.
Lewis Hamilton started his major league career with the British Formula Renault Winter Series in 2001. Despite a difficult start and an accident during the race, he finished fifth. His performance helped secure a place in the 2002 “Formula Renault UK Campaign”, where he took third place. His exceptional performance in Formula Three allowed him to compete in the “ART Grand Prix” in 2006. On his first attempt, Lewis won the “GP2 Championship”, where he competed against players such as Timo Glock and Nelson Pique. Lewis made his Formula 1 debut in 2007 at the Australian Grand Prix, where he finished third despite having had an accident. Later, in the F1 events in Bahrain and Barcelona, Lewis finished second. After a controversial qualifying season, Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix and finished fifth in the Turkish Grand Prix.
In early 2008, Lewis Hamilton signed a contract with McLaren Mercedes to stay with them until the end of 2012. In the first race of the season, Lewis ended up winning the Australian Grand Prix. The Grand Prix of Monaco was the first runner-up in Turkey and then won the Grand Prix of Great Britain. Hamilton advanced seven points in the World Championships during the China Grand Prix by winning the race. Later, when he needed to secure at least fifth place in the Brazilian Grand Prix, he took fourth place and became the youngest Formula One World Champion. In 2009, Lewis Hamilton achieved his 10th victory in his career in Hungary and took 1st place as a runner-up in Valencia. At the end of the season, he claimed another title by winning the Singapore Grand Prix.
From 2010 to 2016:
In the 2010 season, Lewis Hamilton won his first Turkish Grand Prix and was an average performance in the Australian Grand Prix and Chinese Grand Prix. In “Japan”, “South Korea” and the “Brazilian Grand Prix”, Lewis finished fifth, second, and fourth, respectively. At the start of the 2011 season, Hamilton finished second in the Australian Grand Prix and claimed his first victory of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix. At the end of the season, Lewis scored another win in Abu Dhabi. Lewis Hamilton joined the Mercedes Benz Task Force in late 2012. The following season, after achieving average performance in the Grand Prix races of Australia, Malaysia, and China, he made his first win for Mercedes by winning the Hungary Grand Prix. He also won the “Japanese Grand Prix” and, after winning in Abu Dhabi, beat his teammate Rosberg by 67 points to become the world champion.
By this time, Lewis Hamilton was already one of the most popular contestants in the world. In late 2014, he received the “BBC Sports Person of the Year” honor. Mercedes became the dominant team on the Formula 1 circuit and Hamilton became one of its greatest assets. Lewis started the 2015 season by winning the Australian Grand Prix. Mercedes hired him for the next three years until the end of the 2018 season and Lewis celebrated the extension with his victory at Spa and Monza. By the end of 2015, Lewis had won the United States Grand Prix and had his third World Championship. Subsequent victories in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil cemented their claim to the “World Series”. When he had to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become world champion, he lost to Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton started the 2017 season by winning the China Grand Prix and finishing second in the Australian Grand Prix. He won in Spain and claimed his first title this season. He was in the prime of his life, winning the British Grand Prix, Belgium, Italy, and Singapore Grand Prix, as well as defeating Michael Schumacher in the most pole position ever. He later achieved his fourth World Championship in 2017, leading the United States Grand Prix and won 363 points in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In 2018, Hamilton won his first race of the season in Azerbaijan and then in Spain. After an average performance in Monaco and Canada, Hamilton took the lead in the French Grand Prix, winning the Pole. He then extended his contract with Mercedes for two years before the German Grand Prix.
After a tough fight with Sebastian Vettel, who was also aiming for his fifth title this season, Lewis Hamilton secured the lead in the Hungarian, Singaporean, and Russian Grand Prix. After an overwhelming victory in Japan, he won his fifth championship in the “Grand Prix of Mexico”. He also set a new record for the most points scored in a single season after successive wins in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. After that, Mercedes extended its contract with Hamilton until 2020.
Lewis Hamilton was in a relationship with the famous American singer Nicole Scherzinger. After much speculation that they broke up and got back together, they finally left in 2015. Lewis Hamilton currently lives in Monaco after moving from Switzerland. He does not like to live in the UK due to the constant interference of the media in his personal life. Hamilton has sparked controversy over apparent tax evasion and for making rude comments that hurt his fans and LGBT activists.
Lewis Hamilton has an estimated net worth of almost $300 million (estimated in 2021).