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Lewis Hamilton Biography & Latest News

Lewis Hamilton Biography

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes team. He is the 2008 Formula One World Champion. Hamilton finished second in the national BRCA championship in 1992. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him that he would like to race for McLaren one day. Less than three years later, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support Programme. 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. Hamilton's contract for the McLaren driver development program made him the youngest ever driver to secure a contract, which later resulted in a Formula One drive. He is also the first driver of black heritage to win a major race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in any discipline. In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records, while finishing second in the 2007 Formula One Championship, just one point behind Kimi Räikkönen. He won the World Championship the following season. On 28 September 2012, it was announced after much speculation that Hamilton would be leaving McLaren after the 2012 season to join Mercedes from the 2013 season onwards, partnering Nico Rosberg, having signed a three-year contract with the team.

Lewis Hamilton Latest News & Articles

2016 Singapore GP Preview and Live Timings

The Singapore GP starts this weekend and the championship tussle is fiercer than ever, now that Rosberg has cut Hamilton's lead to 2 points.

2016 F1 Belgian GP Preview and Live Timings information

The summer break has provided a chance for the drivers and teams to rest and recharge before resuming the fight for both the championships

2016 Formula One German GP Preview

The gloves are off between the two Mercedes drivers as they battle for supremacy and the 2016 world championship.

F1 2016: Formula 1 constructors championship standings

Are the vastly superior and quicker Mercedes headed for a hat-trick of titles?

F1 2016: Formula 1 drivers championship standings

Though Vettel, Kimi, Ricciardo and Verstappen are in the mix, it is hard to see Hamilton or Rosberg being challenged this season

India vs West Indies 2016: 31 things that have occurred in the sporting world since India's last Test match

From West Indies' triumph in the World T20 to Messi's retirement: Keeping tabs on everything that has happened since India's last Test match

Kimi Raikkonen: The quintessential Iceman

Known to be a man of few words, here's a look at what makes the monosyllabic Finn such a popular driver..

Hamilton on pole for Mercedes at Silverstone

Britain Formula One – F1 – British Grand Prix 2016 – Silverstone, England – 9/7/16 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates qu ...

2016 F1 British GP Preview and Live Timings information

Just 9 points separate Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as we move to Silverstone. Who will reign supreme in Great Britain? Stay Tuned

2016 F1 European GP Preview and Live Timings information

As Baku prepares for it's maiden venture as a Formula One host here is the lowdown in the run upto the race on Sunday.

2016 Canadian Formula One GP Preview and Live Timings

A preview of the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada

2016 Formula One Monaco GP preview and live timings information: Time to gamble

Nico Rosberg's winning streak may have been broken but he will be aiming for victory in the principality of Monaco.

Nico Rosberg says he has put Spanish GP crash with Lewis Hamilton behind him

Nico Rosberg currently enjoys a 39 point lead at the top of the points table.

Drivers with most consecutive Formula One race wins

The F1 drivers to win the most consecutive races.

Mercedes won't stop Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg from racing each other

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton crashed out on the opening lap of the Spanish GP.
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