Lewis Hamilton Height – Wife, Age, & Net Worth – Biography
Lewis Hamilton Height – Wife, Age, & Net Worth – Biography – Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.
Lewis Hamilton Height – Wife, Age, & Net Worth – Biography
|Born name:||Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton|
|Date of Birth:||7 January 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Stevenage, England|
|Salary:||4 crores GBP (2019)|
|First win:||2007 Canadian Grand Prix|
|Entries:||251 (251 starts)|
|Championships:||6 (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Read more:||Sacha Baron Cohen|
Lewis Hamilton Official Social Network Page/Account
|Official Instagram Page||https://www.instagram.com/lewishamilton|
|Official Facebook Page||https://www.facebook.com/LewisHamilton|
|Official Twitter Page||https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton|
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. A six-time Formula One World Champion, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport and considered by some to be the greatest of all time. He won his first World Drivers’ Championship with McLaren in 2008, before moving to Mercedes in 2013, with whom he has won a further five titles. One of the most successful drivers in the history of the sport, Hamilton’s six World Championship titles is the second-most of all time, as is his tally of 84 race victories and 151 podium finishes. He currently holds the records for the all-time most career points (3443), the all-time most pole positions (88), the grandest slams in a season (3), and the most points in a season (413).
Hamilton began karting in 1993, when he was eight, at the Rye House Kart Circuit and quickly began winning races and cadet class championships. Two years later, he approached McLaren Formula One team boss Ron Dennis for an autograph, and told him, “Hi. I’m Lewis Hamilton. I won the British Championship and one day I want to be racing your cars.” Dennis wrote in his autograph book, “Phone me in nine years, we’ll sort something out then.” Hamilton drove for Martin Hines’s Zip Young Guns Karting Team. By the age of 12, his driving skill was high enough that Ladbrokes took a bet, at 40/1 odds, that Hamilton would win a Formula One Grand Prix before the age of 23; another predicted, at 150/1 odds, that he would win the World Drivers’ Championship before he was 25.
He progressed through to Junior Yamaha in 1997, and in 1998, Dennis called Hamilton after he won an additional Super One series and his second British championship. Dennis delivered on his promise and signed Hamilton to the McLaren driver development program. The contract included an option of a future Formula One seat, which would make Hamilton the youngest driver to secure a contract which later resulted in a Formula One drive.
2001–2005: Formula Renault and Formula Three
Hamilton began his car racing career in the 2001 British Formula Renault Winter Series. Despite crashing on his third lap in the car in testing, he finished fifth overall in the winter series. This led to a full 2002 Formula Renault UK campaign with Manor Motorsport in which he finished third overall with three wins and three pole positions. He remained with Manor for another year and won the championship with ten wins and 419 points to the two wins and 377 points of his nearest rival, Alex Lloyd. Having clinched the championship, Hamilton missed the last two races of the season to make his debut in the season finale of the British Formula 3 Championship. In his first race he was forced out with a puncture, and in the second he crashed out and was taken to hospital after a collision with teammate Tor Graves.
2006 season: GP2
Due to his success in Formula Three, he moved to ASM’s sister GP2 team ART Grand Prix for 2006. Like their sister team in F3, ART were the leaders of the field and reigning champions having taken the 2005 GP2 crown with Nico Rosberg. Hamilton won the GP2 championship at his first attempt, beating Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Timo Glock. His performances included a dominant win at the Nürburgring, despite a penalty for speeding in the pit lane. At his home race at Silverstone, supporting the British Grand Prix, Hamilton overtook two rivals at Becketts, a series of high-speed bends where overtaking is rare. In Istanbul he recovered from a spin that left him in eighteenth place to take second. Hamilton won the title in unusual circumstances, inheriting the final point he needed after Giorgio Pantano was stripped of fastest lap in the Monza feature race. In the sprint race, though he finished second with Piquet sixth, he was 12 points clear of his rival. His success in the GP2 championship coincided with a vacancy at McLaren following the departure of Juan Pablo Montoya to NASCAR and Kimi Räikkönen to Ferrari. After months of speculation on whether Hamilton, Pedro de la Rosa or Gary Paffett would be paired with defending champion Fernando Alonso for 2007, Hamilton was confirmed as the team’s second driver. He was told of McLaren’s decision at the end of September, but the news was not made public for almost two months, for fear that it would be overshadowed by Michael Schumacher’s retirement announcement.
Formula One career
2007–2008: Record-breaking rookie season and maiden title
Hamilton’s first season in Formula One saw him partner two-time and defending World Champion Fernando Alonso. After finishing on the podium in his debut, Hamilton went on to set several records as he finished runner-up in the 2007 World Drivers’ Championship to Kimi Räikkönen by one point, including those for the most consecutive podium finishes from debut (9), the joint-most wins in a debut season (4) and the most points in a debut season (109). Hamilton and Alonso both scored 109 points and took 4 wins each but Hamilton was ranked higher in the final standings due to scoring one more second-place than Alonso. Throughout the season, Hamilton and Alonso were involved in a number of incidents which resulted in tensions between both drivers and the team, culminating in Alonso and McLaren terminating their contract by mutual consent in November. Following a successful first season at McLaren, Hamilton signed a multi-million-pound contract to stay with the team until 2012.
Hamilton is regarded as one of the most complete drivers on the grid. The all-time record holder for most pole positions, Hamilton is considered one of the fastest qualifiers in the history of the sport, and has received praise for his ability to produce fast laps at crucial moments. Also a tenacious racer, he excels across a wide range of areas. He has been described as having an aggressive driving style, with a natural aptitude for identifying the limits of the car; Mark Hughes, writing for the official Formula One website, described how Hamilton is “super-hard on the brakes … but has a fantastic ability to match how quickly the downforce is bleeding off with his modulation of the pressure so that there’s no wasted grip but no locked wheels either.” Paddy Lowe, previously the engineering director for McLaren, described how Hamilton is comfortable with levels of rear instability that most other drivers would find intolerable. Hamilton has also been praised for his ability to adapt to variances in the car set-up and changing track conditions; throughout his career, he has typically used less fuel than his teammates as a result of his ability to carry momentum through corners despite instability in the car.
Hamilton’s debut season saw him partner two-time and defending World Champion, Fernando Alonso. In their time as teammates, tensions arose between the two drivers and McLaren as a result of several incidents. The first tensions surfaced after Hamilton finished second at Monaco in 2007. After post-race comments made by Hamilton which suggested he had been forced into a supporting role, the FIA investigated whether McLaren had broken rules by enforcing team orders. McLaren denied favouring double world champion Alonso, and the FIA subsequently vindicated the team, stating that “McLaren were able to pursue an optimum team strategy because they had a substantial advantage over all other cars … nothing which could be described as interfering with the race result”.
When Hamilton joined Mercedes in 2013, he was paired alongside old karting teammate and friend Nico Rosberg. Over their four seasons as teammates, a period of Mercedes dominance Formula One, the pair’s relationship became strained and, at times, led to volatile confrontations on and off the track. Hamilton and Rosberg were first teammates in 2000, when they were in karting. They raced for Mercedes Benz McLaren in Formula A, where Hamilton became European champion, with Rosberg not far behind. Robert Kubica, who raced with them before Formula One, recalled how they were competitive both on and off the track, saying “they would even have races to eat pizza, always eating two at a time”. Sports journalist Paul Weaver contrasts their upbringings: Rosberg, an only child, was born in Germany but brought up in Monaco and was the son of a wealthy former Formula One world champion, Keke Rosberg, whereas Hamilton was born on a council estate in Stevenage, and his father had to work multiple jobs to fund his son’s junior racing.
Personal life and relationships
In 2017, Hamilton told the BBC that he had become vegan because, “[a] s the human race, what we are doing to the world… the pollution [in terms of emissions of global-warming gases] coming from the amount of cows that are being produced is incredible. The cruelty is horrible and I don’t necessarily want to support that and I want to live a healthier life.” In 2018, Hamilton said in an interview that he gave up drinking “a while ago”. From 1)Wikipedia
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