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Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

LEWIS HAMILTON

Nationality British
Date of Birth 07/01/85
Place of Birth Stevenage , UK
Height 1.74m
Weight 68kg
Resident UK
Favourite Music R & B, Reggae, Hip-Hop, and Funky House
Hobbies Playing the guitar, music, training
Website www.lewishamilton.com

Formula 1 Statistics

(after 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix)

Grand Prix Debut 2007 Australian GP
Grand Prix Starts 35
Grand Prix Points 207
Grand Prix Wins 11
Pole Positions 13
Fastest Laps 3
Number of Finishes 33
Number of Podiums 22
Number of finishes in Points 29
Number of Doubles
(pole position & win)
7
Number of Trebles
(pole position, win & fastest lap)
2

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FORMULA 1

2009 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: fifth in the drivers' championship (49 points, two wins - in Hungary, and Singapore). Lewis is limited by his car's performance in the opening half of the season, but, once his engineers have unlocked the car's pace, he invariably fights at the front in the closing half, setting four pole positions and three additional podium finishes.
2008 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: Champion (98 points, 5 wins Australia, Monaco, Britain, Germany, China), 10 podiums, 7 pole positions, 1 fastest lap. At just 23 years old, he is formula 1's youngest ever world champion.
2007 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: 109 Points; second in the Drivers' World Championship narrowly missing out on the title with two points; the most successful rookie season in the history of the Formula 1 World Championship with consecutive podiums in his first nine races; winner in Canada, the US, Hungary and Japan; second in Malaysia, Bahrain, Spain, Monaco and Italy and third in Australia, France and Britain. Runner-up in BBC Sports Personality of the Year; voted GQ magazine Man of the Year in Germany and Sportsman of the Year in the UK; awarded the prestigious Golden Steering Wheel by Bild am Sonntag; presented with the BRDC Gold Star; received five F1 Racing awards including Man and Driver of the Year; winner of three Autosport awards.

COMPETITION HISTORY

2006

GP2 Series: Champion with ART Grand Prix; five wins; six fastest laps; first double win at the Nürburgring; pole position and winner of Monaco GP2 race; second double win at Silverstone in home race; seven second place and two third place podiums

2005

F3 Euroseries: Champion with ASM F3 Dallara-Mercedes; 15 wins; 10 fastest laps; 13 pole positions; secured championship with four races remaining; winner of F3 Masters at Zandvoort including pole position and lap record; winner of the Monaco F3 Grand Prix including two pole positions and two race wins and one fastest lap; winner of Pau F3 Grand Prix in France; two pole positions, two race wins and two fastest laps

2004 F3 Euroseries: fifth; one win and third place at the Norisring and the Nürburgring; winner of Bahrain F3 Superprix
2003

British Formula Renault: Champion; 10 wins; nine fastest laps and 11 pole positions; Champion before final two rounds

2002

British Formula Renault: third; three wins; three fastest laps; three pole positions; Formula Renault EuroCup Championship fifth; one win three podiums; competed in four out of nine rounds

2001 British Formula Renault Winter Series; fifth overall.
2000

Formula A: European Champion; winner of all four rounds; World Cup Champion; awarded Karting World Number 1; winner of Masters at Bercy; Founder member of BRDC 'Rising Star' membership

1999

Intercontinental A (ICA): Italian "Industrials" Champion, Junior ICA (JICA): Vice European Champion; winner Trophy de Pomposa, fourth Italian Open Championship

1998 Junior ICA (JICA): second in McLaren Mercedes Champions of the Future series; fourth in Italian Open Championship; signed by McLaren and Mercedes-Benz to Young Driver Support Programme
1997

Junior Yamaha: Super One British Champion; winner of McLaren Mercedes Champions of the Future series

1996

Cadet Class: winner of McLaren Mercedes Champions of the Future series; Sky TV Kart Masters Champion; Five Nations Champion

1995

Cadet Class: Super One British Champion; STP Champion

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