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British Formula One racing driver

  • Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a race car drive from England. He is currently racing for the McLaren team.
  • Lewis Hamilton is the 2008 Formula One World Champion
  • Hamilton was born on January 7, 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • He is named after American sprinter Carl Lewis
  • Hamilton's mother Carmen Larbalestier is white British, while his father Anthony Hamilton is black British. He is often labelled the first black driver in Formula One
  • In his first season in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton finished second in the 2007 Formula One Championship
  • Hamilton won the 2008 Formula One Drivers' Championship
  • A waxwork of Lewis Hamilton is unveiled at the Madame Tussauds on March 18, 2009
  • Lewis Hamilton dated American signer Nicole Scherzinger. The pair broke up in October 2011
  • He holds several formula one records including – Most consecutive podium finishes from debut (9 podium finishes in 2007), Youngest driver to lead the World Championship (22 years, 4 months and 6 days at the 2007 Spanish Grand Prix), Most wins in a debut season (4 wins in 2007), Most pole positions in a debut season (6 pole positions in 2007), Most points in a debut seasion (109 in 2007)
  • Lewis surprised his favorite teacher Miss McEwan (now Miss Holman) when he made an unexpected visit to his Pear Tree Junior school in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
  • He got his black belt in Karate at the age of 10.
  • He was the youngest driver ever to sign for a Formula 1 team at the age of 13.
  • During his teens, he used to play football with Aston Villa star Ashley Young.
  • His greatest fear is being eaten alive by a great white shark.
  • Photo by: formulasantander.com

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