Monday, September 21, 2009


Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton was born on the 7th of January 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire; he is a British Formula One racing driver from England.
Hamilton began his car racing career in the 2001 British Formula Renault Winter Series.
According to him, Hamilton's first taste of racing competition came at the controls of radio-controlled cars that His father, Anthony, bought him in 1991.
Hamilton was educated at The John Henry Newman School, a voluntary aided Catholic secondary school in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

-He is the youngest black Briton to receive an MBE honors from the Queen of England.

-He was a football/soccer player.

-His parents got separated when he was just two years old

-Due to the fact that Hamilton has said in the past that Ayrton Senna was his hero, some people assumed that his helmet is yellow in honour of him.

-Hamilton is the first driver of black heritage to compete in Formula One (although Willy T. Ribbs tested an F1 car in 1986 and the first driver of black heritage to win a major race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in any discipline.

-He is the third youngest driver to achieve an F1 pole position.
- Lewis Is a writer/Author, he is the author of (My Story) published by Harpersport UK in 2007
-He is the fourteenth F1 driver to achieve a podium finish on his debut.

-During the 2007 European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, Hamilton became the first driver to have his car recovered by a crane and put back on the track during an F1 race, although several drivers have been pushed back onto the circuit by the marshals without mechanical aids when judged to be in a dangerous position, such as Michael Schumacher during the 2003 European Grand Prix. Since then, the FIA have now banned the use of mechanical assistance to help move a car back onto the track.

-Lewis Hamilton's contract for the McLaren driver development program made him the youngest ever driver to secure a contract which later resulted in an F1 drive.

-There is a website that CAMPAIGNS against him…please visit

Season Series Team Name No. Races Poles Wins Pts Final Placing
2000 World Formula A Championship (CRG/Parilla) 1 0 n/a DNF
European Formula A Championship (CRG/Parilla) 9 5 75 1st
Formula A World Cup (CRG/Parilla) 1 1 n/a 1st
2001 Formula Super A World Championship (Parolin/Parilla) 15 10 0 0 28 15th
2002 Formula Renault UK Manor Motorsport 25 13 3 3 274 3rd
2003 Formula Renault UK Manor Motorsport 3 15 11 10 419 1st
2004 Formula Three Euro series Manor Motorsport 35 20 1 1 69 5th
2005 Formula Three Euro series ASM Formula 3 1 20 11 15 172 1st
2006 GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 2 21 1 5 114 1st
2007 Formula One Vodafone McLaren–Mercedes 2 17 6 4 109 2nd
2008 Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 22 18 7 5 98 1st
2009 - till date Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1 13 2 1 27 7th*

Nationality British
Date of Birth 07/01/85
Place of Birth Stevenage , UK
Height 1.74m
Weight 68kg
Resident UK
Favourite Music R & B, Reggae, Hip-Hop, and Funky House
Hobbies Playing the guitar, music, training

Formula 1 Statistics
(after 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix)
Grand Prix Debut 2007 Australian GP
Grand Prix Starts 35
Grand Prix Points 207
Grand Prix Wins 9
Pole Positions 13
Fastest Laps 3
Number of Finishes 33
Number of Podiums 22
Number of finishes in Points 29

Number of Doubles
(pole position & win) 7
Number of Trebles
(pole position, win & fastest lap) 2

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