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Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, European Grand Prix, Valencia, Spain, 26th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Lewis Hamilton, European Grand Prix, Valencia, Spain, 26th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

07 Jan 1985
Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

230 (2007- )

Moved to Mercedes in 2013, after years with McLaren - with them, in 2008, he became the then youngest ever World Champion of the sport. Spotted as a youngster, he was groomed by McLaren and eventually promoted to the team in 2007. Awarded a MBE in 2008. However his career has seen much controversy with numerous incidents and arguments threatening to overshadow his undoubted talent - a talent that won him his second title in 2014 and then his third in 2015. More controversy followed before he won his fourth title in 2017 and then his fifth in 2018.

Biography last updated 18 Nov 2018