Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the McLaren team. He is the 2008 Formula One World Champion.

Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, "I want to race for you one day ... I want to race for McLaren." 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.

Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is often labelled "the first black driver in Formula One", although Willy T. Ribbs tested an F1 car in 1986. 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.

Read more about Lewis HamiltonPersonal Life, Driving Style, Helmet

Other articles related to "lewis hamilton, hamilton, lewis":

Lewis Hamilton - Racing Record - Formula One Records
... Hamilton holds the following Formula One records Record Achieved Most consecutive podium finishes from debut 9 podium finishes 2007 Australian GP – 2007 British GP Youngest driver to lead the World Championship ...
Cars 2 - Voice Cast - Minors
... Curby Gremlin Brad Lewis as Tubbs Pacer Richard Kind as Van Edie McClurg as Minny Teresa Gallagher as Mater's Computer Jeff Gordon as Jeff Gorvette John Lasseter as John Lassetire In international versions ... Sportspeople still appear, with Lewis Hamilton becoming Formula One champion Emerson Fittipaldi, while Brent Mustangburger and David Hobbscap were done by sports announcers José Trajano ...
Top Gear Test Track - Usage - Star in A Reasonably Priced Car - F1 Drivers
... On 17 February 2013, Lewis Hamilton returned to do a dry lap and lowered the F1 Drivers record by 1.1s to 142.9 ... Lewis beat his old McLaren teammate Jenson Button by 1.8 seconds ... Driver Time Series Episode Notes 1 Lewis Hamilton 142.9 2 ... Sebastian Vettel 144.0 3 ... Rubens Barrichello 144.3 4 ... Ben Collins 144.4 2 ... The Stig II ...
Formula One 2007 - Season Review - Races - Dramatic Season Conclusion
... Lewis Hamilton survived a brush with Robert Kubica to win from Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Räikkönen ... In China Lewis Hamilton won his 6th pole of the season and led up to lap 28 when he was overtaken by Kimi Räikkönen and he then spun off entering the pitlane ... Lewis Hamilton was the favourite with 107 points followed by Fernando Alonso on 103 points and Kimi Räikkönen on 100 points ...
Louis Hamilton
... Louis Hamilton or Lewis Hamilton may refer to Louis Hamilton (Royal Navy officer) (1890–1957), Royal Navy admiral Lewis Hamilton (born 1985), Formula One racing ...

Famous quotes containing the word hamilton:

    The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things ... have their beginnings; but the seed never explains the flower.
    —Edith Hamilton (1867–1963)