Lewis Hamilton Biography
Lewis Hamilton is a British race car driver who is best known for being one of the most successful Formula One (F1) Grand Prix racers of all time. He has the most career race victories in Formula One, and he shares the most driver titles with Michael Schumacher (seven).
How old is Lewis Hamilton? – Age
He was born on 7 January 1985, in Hertfordshire, England. He turned 36 years in 2021.
Where did Lewis Hamilton go to school? – Education
Hamilton was a football player in high school and continued to be one during his time at ‘The John Henry Newman School.’
Lewis Hamilton Wife – Family
Carmen and Anthony Hamilton welcomed him into the world. Following his parents’ divorce, while he was a toddler, Lewis moved in with his mother. He later moved home with his father and stepbrother, Nicolas, who is also a professional racer, while he was in his early adolescent years.
Lewis’ passion for automobiles began when he was six years old when his father gave him a remote control car. He became engrossed in it and excelled at local competitions. As a Christmas present, his father recognized his son’s potential and gave him a go-kart.
Hamilton was dating Nicole Scherzinger, a well-known American singer. They called it quits in 2015 after a lot of conjecture about them breaking up and getting back together. Their split was attributed to their hectic activities. After relocating from Switzerland, Lewis Hamilton now resides in Monaco. He dislikes living in the United Kingdom because of the continual media intrusion into his private life.
In 2018, he worked with designer Tommy Hilfiger to launch the ‘TOMMYXLEWIS’ apparel brand.
What is Hamilton Salary?
He receives an estimated salary of $55 million per year.
Hamilton Net Worth
His net worth is predicted to be $285 million.
Lewis Hamilton Career
He later admitted that he considered becoming a footballer at one point, but that the go-kart titles that he continued to win were a better fit for him. Lewis was named the number one Karting player at the age of 15, a record he still holds to this day.
In 2001, Hamilton debuted in the ‘British Formula Renault Winter Series,’ finishing fifth. His achievement earned him a spot in the ‘Formula Renault UK Campaign’ in 2002, where he came in third. He showed himself to be one of the most brilliant young drivers to keep an eye on while racing for ‘Manor Motorsport.’
Because of his outstanding achievement in ‘Formula Three,’ he was invited to compete in the 2006 ‘ART Grand Prix.’ Lewis won the ‘GP2 Championship’ on his very first attempt, competing against Timo Glock and Nelson Piquet. Lewis made his Formula One debut in 2007, finishing third despite an accident at the ‘Australian Grand Prix.’ Lewis finished second in the Bahrain and Barcelona F1 races. Hamilton won the ‘Hungarian Grand Prix’ and finished seventh in the ‘Turkish Grand Prix’ after a contentious qualifying season.
The rest of the year, however, was uneventful, with no notable victories.
Hamilton signed a contract with ‘McLaren-Mercedes’ at the beginning of 2008 to stay with them until the end of 2012. Lewis won the first race of the season, the ‘Australian Grand Prix,’ in Melbourne, Australia. He won the ‘Monaco Grand Prix,’ finished second in Turkey, and went on to win the ‘British Grand Prix.’
The ‘Chinese Grand Prix’ gave Hamilton a seven-point lead in the ‘World Championship’ when he won the race. Later, he finished fourth in the ‘Brazil Grand Prix,’ becoming the youngest ‘Formula One World Champion.’ Lewis won the tenth race of his career at Hungaroring in 2009, and he finished second in Valencia for the first time. He won the ‘Singapore Grand Prix’ at the end of the season, giving him a total of three titles.
Lewis won his first race at the ‘Turkish Grand Prix’ in 2010, but struggled in the ‘Australian’ and ‘Chinese Grand Prix.’ Lewis placed fifth, second, and fourth in the ‘Japan,’ ‘South Korea,’ and ‘Brazil Grand Prix,’ respectively.
He finished second in the ‘Australian Grand Prix’ at the start of the 2011 season and won his first race of the year in the ‘Chinese Grand Prix.’ Lewis won again at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi.
In late 2012, Hamilton became a member of the Mercedes-Benz Works Team. After mediocre results at the ‘Australian,’ ‘Malaysian,’ and ‘Chinese Grand Prix,’ he won the ‘Hungarian Grand Prix,’ becoming the first ‘Mercedes’ driver to do so. Lewis won three races in a row for the first time in his career in 2014, thanks to a triumph in China. With a win in Spain, he went on to win four consecutive matches.
Later, he won the ‘Singapore Grand Prix’ and the ‘Italian Grand Prix.’ He also won the ‘Japanese Grand Prix,’ and after winning in Abu Dhabi, he defeated teammate Nico Rosberg by 67 points to win the World Championship. Lewis had already established himself as one of the most well-known racers on the planet at that time. He won the ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’ award at the end of 2014.
Mercedes rose as being the most dominant team in Formula One, with Hamilton as one of its most valuable assets. The ‘Australian Grand Prix’ was Hamilton’s first victory of the 2015 season. Lewis signed a three-year contract extension with ‘Mercedes’ through the conclusion of the 2018 season, and he celebrated with victories in Spa and Monza. Lewis secured his third ‘World Championship’ by winning the ‘United States Grand Prix’ at the end of 2015.
Hamilton won the ‘British Grand Prix’ later that year after finishing second in the ‘Australian Grand Prix’ in 2016. His claim to the ‘World Championship’ was bolstered by wins in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil. He lost to Nico Rosberg at the ‘Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,’ which he needed to win to become World Champion.
Hamilton won the ‘Chinese Grand Prix’ and finished second in the ‘Australian Grand Prix’ to kick off the 2017 season. In Spain, he won for the first time this season, collecting his first crown. He was at his best, winning the ‘British,’ ‘Belgium,’ ‘Italy,’ and ‘Singapore Grand Prix,’ as well as surpassing Michael Schumacher for the most pole positions ever.’ In 2017, he won his fourth ‘World Championship,’ after winning the ‘United States Grand Prix’ and finished third in the ‘Abu Dhabi Grand Prix,’ with 363 points.
Hamilton won his opening race of the season in Azerbaijan, followed by another victory in Spain. Hamilton claimed the lead in the ‘French Grand Prix,’ winning by pole after a lackluster showing in Monaco and Canada. Prior to the ‘German Grand Prix,’ he signed a two-year contract extension with ‘Mercedes.’
Hamilton won the ‘Hungarian,’ ‘Singapore,’ and ‘Russian Grand Prix’ after a tight battle with Sebastian Vettel, who was also chasing his fifth championship this season.’ He won his sixth title at the ‘Mexican Grand Prix,’ following a commanding victory in Japan. After his straight victories in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, he also set a new record for most points scored in a season. ‘Mercedes’ then extended their relationship with Hamilton through 2020.
Hamilton has sparked controversy by allegedly evading taxes and making obscene remarks, infuriating his supporters and LGBT campaigners.