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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.

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BREAKING: Sebastian Vettel not handed punishment for Hamilton incident at Azerbaijan GP
BREAKING: Sebastian Vettel not handed punishment for Hamilton incident at Azerbaijan GP
Vettel crashed into Hamilton's car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after accusing the Mercedes driver of a brake check.
Inside Line F1 Podcast (Season 2017, Episode 24): A lose head and a loose headrest
Inside Line F1 Podcast (Season 2017, Episode 24): A lose head and a loose headrest
The Azerbaijan GP saw a new twist in the legendary tales of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
F1 2017: Canadian Grand Prix Preview
F1 2017: Canadian Grand Prix Preview
After a disastrous result in Monaco, Mercedes will hope to push or possible outperform Ferrari at Canada.
Inside Line F1 Podcast Episode 21: Indy vs. F1, Let's Have Driver Shootouts
Inside Line F1 Podcast Episode 21: Indy vs. F1, Let's Have Driver Shootouts
Lewis Hamilton vs. the Indy Car drivers, let's have a shootout between them, boxing style!
Sachin Tendulkar, Novak Djokovic and David Beckham join hands for a special campaign
Sachin Tendulkar, Novak Djokovic and David Beckham join hands for a special campaign
Tendulkar, Djokovic, Beckham and Lewis Hamilton are a part of UNICEF's 'Super Dads' campaign.
5 things to look forward to at the 2017 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
5 things to look forward to at the 2017 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
Will Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel be able to continue their superb race pace at China this weekend?
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
He is one of the sport's greatest drivers but has been stuck at the back of the grid for the past three years.
Will Valtteri Bottas make us miss Nico Rosberg?
Will Valtteri Bottas make us miss Nico Rosberg?
Valtteri Bottas will be under pressure to perform not just for himself, but for Mercedes and all of Formula 1!
5 things to watch out for in the 2017 F1 Season
5 things to watch out for in the 2017 F1 Season
New cars, young drivers and, finally, possible contenders to Mercedes Benz's crown.
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast: Which F1 Team is sandbagging?
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast: Which F1 Team is sandbagging?
With the pre-season tests out of the way which team is our favourite for 2017? Tune in!
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast: From T-Bone To T-Wing
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast: From T-Bone To T-Wing
Formula 1 should ban the 't-wing' and other extra aero bits just like it banned the 't-bone'. This & more in this week's episode.
Is F1 a dying sport?
Is F1 a dying sport?
Formula One fans are losing interest as Mercedes dominates on the track; empty grandstands in the world's richest sport.
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 05
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 05
Bernie Ecclestone was fired from F1. What should he do next? Helping Donald Trump with international relations might not be a bad idea!
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 02
2017 Inside Line F1 Podcast Awards: Season 2017, Episode 02
2017's BIGGEST Formula 1 moment is here already. Come and laugh out loud as you tune in to the Inside Line F1 Podcast.
Mercedes looks at signing Alonso to replace Rosberg
Mercedes looks at signing Alonso to replace Rosberg
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