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Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton
Team Mercedes
Nationality British
Podiums 57
Points 1177
Grands Prix entered 134
World Championships 1
Highest race finish 1 (x25)
Highest grid position 1 (x34)
Date of Birth 07/01/1985
Place of Birth Stevenage
Lewis Hamilton LEWIS HAMILTON
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W04.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Montreal, Canada, Saturday, 8 June 2013

2013

Enjoys relatively seamless transition from McLaren to Mercedes, despite difficulties adapting to F1 W04's braking system. Scores one victory, four podiums and five poles en route to fourth in the championship, two places above team mate Nico Rosberg.

Race winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrates with his Father Anthony Hamilton (GBR) and Step Mother Linda Hamilton (GBR) and the team.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 29 July 2012

2012

The MP4-27 may have been competitive, but poor luck means the Briton has to wait until Canada to score his first win of the season. He follows it up with victories in Hungary, Italy and the USA but mechanical gremlins blunt his title charge. Signs to Mercedes for 2013.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/26.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, 30 July 2011

2011

Beaten by a team mate for the first time in final standings after a frustrating season in the grid's second fastest car. Three victories countered by several stewards visits and penalties, often after clashes with Ferrari's Felipe Massa. Finishes fifth overall.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren signs autographs for the fans.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Chinese Grand Prix, Preparations, Shanghai, China, Thursday, 15 April 2010

2010

Storming drives stymied by dubious strategy calls in early races, but successive wins in Turkey and Canada stake claim for second drivers' crown. Loses lead in Italy, as MP4-25 increasingly outpaced by Red Bull and Ferrari. Wins at Spa, en route to fourth overall.

Race winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4/24 arrives in parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 26 July 2009

2009

Disqualified from fourth in Australia for misleading race stewards. Averages a point a race until round ten, when he scores shock win after car development comes good. Four poles and four further podiums, including a win in Singapore, round off season in resurgent fashion.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrates his World Championship in parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 18, Brazilian Grand Prix, Race, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, 2 November 2008. © Sutton

2008

At 23, becomes the youngest world champion in Formula One history, after five wins and a further five podiums take him to the title by a single point on only his second attempt. Commits to McLaren until the end of 2012.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4/22.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Magny-Cours, France, Saturday, 30 June 2007

2007

Stunning debut season, scoring podiums in his first nine races. Secures four wins and six poles as he out-performs champion team mate Fernando Alonso. Title favourite until errors in final two rounds drop him to second place behind Kimi Raikkonen.

Second placed Lewis Hamilton (GBR) ART Grand Prix celebrates his Championship win in parc ferme. GP2 Series, Rd 11, Race 2, Monza, Italy, 10 September 2006. World © Capilitan/Sutton

2006

Wins the GP2 championship at his first attempt, earning himself his maiden Formula One test and a McLaren race drive for 2007.

Podium, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), ASM Formule 3, Dallara F305 Mercedes (1st), secured the 2005 championship by winning the race. Formula Three Euroseries, Rd16, Zandvoort, Holland, 28 August 2005. World © Sutton

2005

Dominates the Formula Three Euroseries, taking the title with 15 wins, 10 fastest laps and 13 pole positions.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Manor Motorsport, Dallara F3-02 Mercedes. F3 Euro Series 2004, Rd 19&20, Hockenheimring. 02 October 2004. World © Sutton

2004

Graduates to the Formula Three Euroseries. Finishes fifth overall, with one victory and a further two podiums.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Manor Motorsport celebrates winning the 2003 British Formula Renault Championship. British Formula Renault Championship, Donington Park, England, 5-7 September 2003. World © Capilitan/Sutton

2003

Wins Formula Renault title with two rounds to spare. Ten race victories, nine fastest laps and 11 pole positions.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) took his first ever car race victory. British Formula Renault Championship, Rd5, Thruxton, England. 16 June 2002. World ©  Ebrey/Sutton

2002

Graduates from karting to single-seaters, finishing third in the Formula Renault series.