Biography of Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng
|Nick Name||Billion Dollar Man|
|Real Name||Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng|
|Famous as||Racing driver|
5' 8” feet & inches
|Eye color||Dark brown|
|Birthplace||Stevenage, United Kingdom|
|Family||Father: Anthony Hamilton,|
Mother: Carmen Larbalestier,
Brother: Nicolas Hamilton
|Net worth||$285 million|
|Favourite Movie||Cool Runnings|
|Favourite Singer||F1 hero|
Girls, Affairs and more
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born 7 January 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom) is a British racing driver who currently drives in Formula One for the Mercedes team, having driven for McLaren from 2007 to 2012. He is a six-time Formula One World Drivers’ Champion, taking the title in 2008 with McLaren, and in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 with Mercedes.
He was quite successful in kart racing, securing a Formula One contract at a very young age after being entered into the McLaren development program. He was the youngest driver to win the Formula One World Championship at the age of 23 years and 300 days, a record that has since then been broken by rival Sebastian Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton has also been criticised by some MPs for avoiding paying UK taxes by living out of the country. However, Lewis Hamilton has inspired many and is seen as a great role model especially for young black people. He was named after Olympic sprint champion, Carl Lewis. Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One.
Few drivers have entered Formula One racing with as big a bang as Lewis Hamilton and a seemingly charmed racing career nurtured in no small part by Ron Dennis, principle at McLaren at the time. Hamilton’s sensational maiden season in 2007 – in which he lost out on the world championship by a single point – remains one of the most remarkable rookie campaigns in history. Going from McLaren to Mercedes when the team was just hiding his stride made it seem all too easy. But without his innate talent it would have all come to naught as F1 is strewn with the remains of other young phenoms.
Lewis HamiltonLewis Carl David Hamilton was born on 7 January 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire to Carmen Larbalestier and Anthony Hamilton. His grandparents had emigrated from Grenada to the UK in the 1950s. His parents separated when he was two and he went to live with his mother and half-sisters. When Lewis was six his father bought his young son a radio-controlled car, then a go-kart. He told his that as long as he did well at school he’d support his son’s passion for racing. Hamilton attributes much of his success to his humble upbringing in Stevenage. Winning came naturally to the young driver and soon he was entered in national events. By the age of 10 – with a little less than two years’ experience – he was crowned the youngest-ever winner of the British Cadet Kart championship.
2014 heralded the dawn of a new era for Formula One – and a second World Drivers’ Championship crown for Lewis. 11 victories, 16 podium finishes, seven pole positions and seven fastest race laps from 19 races saw him take the title after a season-long battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg – culminating in a dramatic finale at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. One year later, Lewis would repeat that feat in equally impressive fashion. A dominant title defence brought 10 victories, 17 podium finishes, 11 pole positions and eight fastest laps from 19 races en route to a third World Driver’s Championship – equalling the great Ayrton Senna and compatriot Sir Jackie Stewart.