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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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Lewis Hamilton slams F1 organizers after his Mercedes team members are robbed and held at gunpoint
Lewis Hamilton slams F1 organizers after his Mercedes team members are robbed and held at gunpoint
The Brit took to Twitter to ask everyone to pray for his team who were back at the circuit for the qualifying session on Saturday.
Verstappen wins Mexico GP, Lewis Hamilton wins F1 championship 2017
Verstappen wins Mexico GP, Lewis Hamilton wins F1 championship 2017
A recap of the Mexican Grand Prix 2017
5 talking points ahead of the US Grand Prix
5 talking points ahead of the US Grand Prix
A championship could be decided on Sunday.
Formul One: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin
Formul One: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin
Formul One: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin
Japanese Grand Prix 2017 Review - Team by Team analysis
Japanese Grand Prix 2017 Review - Team by Team analysis
A look at the weekend in detail team-by-team
5 talking points ahead of Japanese GP
5 talking points ahead of Japanese GP
The battle between Hamilton and Vettel continues but time is running out for the German.
Formula One Preview : Japanese Grand Prix 2017
Formula One Preview : Japanese Grand Prix 2017
What to expect from Suzuka.
F1: 5 talking points from dramatic 2017 Singapore Grand Prix
F1: 5 talking points from dramatic 2017 Singapore Grand Prix
A lot of action and controversy at the Singapore GP. What were the biggest takeaways? We break it down.
New F1 boss Chase Carey talks about possible return to India
New F1 boss Chase Carey talks about possible return to India
He referred to India as a market with great potential.
Formula One Preview: Singapore Grand Prix 2017 (15th September - 17th September)
Formula One Preview: Singapore Grand Prix 2017 (15th September - 17th September)
As many as six drivers start as favourites for the top-place finish.
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.
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