About Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver for German team Mercedes, and is one of the most successful drivers of his generation.
He was born on January 7, 1985 in the English town of Stevenage and debuted in Formula One in 2007 for McLaren.
The British driver would go on to narrowly miss out on the World Championship that year by a solitary point to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
The Brit, however, won his first title the following year in 2008, but his team McLaren would go on to struggle in terms of car development from 2009-2012.
In 2013, Hamilton moved to German manufacture Mercedes, replacing the great Michael Schumacher at the Silver Arrows.
Success soon followed as in the subsequent years, Hamilton won his second and third titles in 2014 and 2015, before narrowly missing out to teammate Nico Rosberg in 2016.
Following Rosberg’s surprise retirement at the end of 2016, Hamilton was partnered with Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas for the start of the 2017 campaign.
Despite challenges from the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull, the Brit went on to secure a further three world titles to move within one championship of Schumacher’s record of seven.