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Lewis Hamilton

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Born: 7 January 1985

A 6-time Formula 1 World Champion driver.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Lewis Hamilton page on 26 March 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. A six-time Formula One World Champion, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport, and considered by some to be the greatest of all time. He won his first World Drivers' Championship with McLaren in 2008, before moving to Mercedes in 2013, with whom he has won a further five titles. One of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport, Hamilton's six World Championship titles is the second-most of all time, as is his tally of 84 race victories and 151 podium finishes. He currently holds the records for the all-time most career points (3431), the all-time most pole positions (88), the most grand slams in a season (3) and the most points in a season (413).

Born and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hamilton enjoyed a successful ascent up the racing ladder and was signed to the McLaren young driver programme in 1998. This later resulted in a Formula One drive with McLaren in 2007, making Hamilton the first and only black driver to race in the sport. That season, Hamilton set numerous records as he finished runner-up to Kimi Räikkönen by one point. The following season, he won his maiden title in dramatic fashion—making a crucial overtake on the last corner of the last lap in the last race of the season—to become 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 in 2013, reuniting with his childhood karting teammate, Nico Rosberg.

Changes to regulations for 2014 mandating the use of turbo-hybrid engines contributed to the start of a highly successful period for Hamilton, during which he has won five further World Championship titles. Hamilton won consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015 during an intense and sometimes volatile rivalry with teammate Nico Rosberg, to match his hero Ayrton Senna's three World Championships. Following Rosberg's retirement, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel became Hamilton's closest rival in two intense championship battles, and Hamilton twice overturned mid-season points deficits to claim consecutive titles for the second time in his career in 2017 and 2018. A third World Drivers' Championship followed in 2019 to complete a hat-trick of consecutive titles, bringing his tally to six overall, second only to seven-time World Drivers' Champion Michael Schumacher.

Hamilton has been credited with furthering Formula One's global following by appealing to a broader audience outside the sport, in part due to his high-profile lifestyle and other ventures, including his environmental activism and exploits in music and fashion. Hamilton has been targeted by racist abuse throughout his career, and has been outspoken in his criticism of racial politics in Formula One as well as calling for greater diversity in the sport. His treatment by British newspapers has also been criticised for carrying racial bias, and some have pointed to Hamilton's race and physical appearance as reasons behind his perceived unpopularity among a portion of motorsport fans.


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Lewis Hamilton in 2017 Subject:  Lewis Hamilton in 2017
Photographer:  "Chuttersnap" on Unsplash
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 May 2007Hamilton Tops Second Day of TestsAnthony Fontanelle
21 May 2007Rookie Hamilton Sets Fastest Lap TimeAnthony Fontanelle
26 May 2007Hamilton to appear at GoodwoodWikinews
27 May 2007Hamilton Unhurt In Valencia MishapAnthony Fontanelle
6 June 2007Formula One Rookie To Show Mettle At Canadian Grand PrixAnthony Fontanelle
9 June 2007Lewis Hamilton on his first pole for McLarenWikinews
10 June 2007Lewis Hamilton wins 2007 Canadian Grand PrixWikinews
12 June 2007Hamilton Victorious In MontrealAnthony Fontanelle
13 June 2007Lewis HamiltonMarvyn H.
14 June 2007Hamilton Eyes World Title, Alonso Cries UnfairAnthony Fontanelle
17 June 2007Lewis Hamilton wins 2007 United States Grand PrixWikinews
18 June 2007Hamilton says no fears in Canada Grand PrixAudrey Nolan
19 June 2007Spotless Win For Hamilton At U.S. Grand PrixAnthony Fontanelle
21 June 2007Alonso Issues Warning for HamiltonAnthony Fontanelle
21 June 2007Hamilton A Threat To AlonsoAnthony Fontanelle
21 June 2007Hamilton Claims Pole At Indy RaceAnthony Fontanelle
26 June 2007Flying Scot Lauds HamiltonAnthony Fontanelle
30 June 2007Hamilton Looking For Third Straight VictoryAnthony Fontanelle
5 July 2007Hamilton Urge British F1 Fans To Enjoy The WeekendAnthony Fontanelle
7 July 2007Lewis Hamilton on top for 2007 British Grand PrixWikinews
12 July 2007Lewis Hamilton Vows To Step UpAnthony Fontanelle
14 July 2007Spa Day 1: Hamilton Sets The Pace At Spa-FrancorchampsAnthony Fontanelle
21 July 2007F1, Germania: paura per HamiltonWikinotizie
5 August 2007Lewis Hamilton wins 2007 Hungarian Grand PrixWikinews
10 August 2007McLaren: Hamilton Did Not Use ‘F' WordAnthony Fontanelle
15 August 2007Hamilton Sees Unending Feud With AlonsoAnthony Fontanelle
19 August 2007Hamilton admits problems with AlonsoAudrey Nolan
24 August 2007McLaren Duo: Have They Buried The Hatchet?Anthony Fontanelle
4 September 2007Hamilton Preparing to win the titleAudrey Nolan
30 September 2007Hamilton Wins Japanese Grand PrixVOA Sports
30 September 2007Lewis Hamilton wins 2007 Japanese Grand PrixWikinews
7 October 2007Formula 1, Gran Premio di Cina 2007: Hamilton fuori, vince Räikkönen e il mondiale si riapre Wikinotizie
18 January 2008Hamilton Inks New Deal With McLarenVOA Sports
16 March 2008Lewis Hamilton wins 2008 Australian Grand PrixWikinews
25 May 2008Gran Premio di Monaco 2008: pioggia e vittoria di HamiltonWikinotizie
28 May 2008Lewis Hamilton wins 2008 Monaco Grand PrixWikinews
6 July 2008Lewis Hamilton wins 2008 British Grand PrixWikinews
20 July 2008Lewis Hamilton wins 2008 German Grand PrixWikinews
25 September 2008Formel-1-Saison 2008: Der Protest von McLaren-Mercedes wurde abgewiesen Wikinews
19 October 2008Lewis Hamilton wins 2008 Chinese Grand PrixWikinews
3 November 2008Formula 1: Massa primo, Hamilton meglioWikinotizie
3 November 2008Hamilton, campeón del mundo de Fórmula 1Wikinoticias
26 July 2009Lewis Hamilton wins 2009 Hungarian Grand PrixWikinews
28 September 2009Lewis Hamilton wins 2009 Singapore Grand PrixWikinews
30 May 2010Льюис Хэмилтон побеждает на Гран-при Турции Викиновости
14 June 2010Льюис Хэмилтон побеждает на Гран-при Канады Викиновости
27 July 2012Lewis goes a bit bonkers (and sets the fastest Friday lap) Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 July 2012F1 - Hungary - Qualifying - Lewis storms it Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
29 July 2012F1 - Hungary - Lewis wins in style Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 September 2012Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes F1 in 2013? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
12 September 2012Will Lewis Hamilton move to Mercedes for 2013? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 September 2012Confirmed: Lewis Hamilton is leaving McLaren. Perez signs with McLaren for 2013 Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 September 2012Lewis Hamilton does a Villeneuve - joins Mercedes F1 on 3 year deal Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
8 October 2012Lewis Hamilton accuses Jenson Button of 'disrespecting' him Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
15 March 2013Things Lewis Hamilton has bought in the off season Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
23 May 2013Lewis Hamilton's Monaco helmet has Roscoe and Nicole on it Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 July 2013Луис Хамилтон победио у трци у Будимпешти Викивести
12 October 2013Lewis Hamilton Scoops His Nuts Then Shakes Vettel's Hand Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
15 March 20142014 Australian Grand Prix: Hamilton takes poleWikinews
9 April 2014Hamilton wins 'incredible' Bahrain race, F1's 900th Grand PrixWikinews
29 May 2016Lewis Hamilton triunfa en el Gran Premio de Mónaco 2016 Wikinoticias
26 May 2019Grand Prix de Monaco 2019 : Hamilton vainqueur Wikinews
30 November 2019Grand Prix d'Abou Dabi 2019 : Hamilton en pole position Wikinews
1 December 2019Grand Prix d'Abou Dabi 2019 : Hamilton remporte la course Wikinews


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