Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Who is Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton is an F1 racing driver and a part-time actor, who won the world championship. He is a great role model for many of those young black people. Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One. He is known for being 5 times Formula One World Champion until 2018. Hamilton is signed with Mercedes AMG Petronas F1.

What is Lewis Hamilton Best Known for?

Hamilton is known for being a 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 Formula One World Champion.

How was Lewis Hamilton's Early Life?

He was born as Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton on January 7, 1985, in Stevenage, the United Kingdom to father Anthony Hamilton, a Black-British and mother Carmen Larbalestier, full British. When his parents get separated when he was just 2 years old. He first lives with mother later he went on to live with his father and step-brother, Nicolas who was a professional racer. He also has two half-sisters, Nicola Lockhart, and Samantha Lockhart. Lewis’ fascination with cars started at an early age while he was 6 years old when he got a remote control car as a gift from his father. His nationality is British and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His religion is Roman Catholic and birth sign is Capricorn.

What about Lewis Hamilton's Education?

Lewis went to The John Henry Newman School in his hometown Stevenage. In 2001, he attended the Cambridge Arts & Science College for his further study. But he stayed until 2002 and decides to pursue his racing career.

How is Lewis Hamilton's Career?

Hamilton began his driving career when he was eight years old. He won the British Kart Championship when he was 10. Three years later Hamilton was signed to the McLaren and Mercedes-Benz Young Driver Support Programme. From 1998 to 2000 he won European and world karting championships, and at age 15 he became the youngest-ever driver to be ranked number one in the sport. Hamilton progressed to car racing 2001, and in 2003 he captured the British Formula Renault race series championship by winning 10 of the 15 races he entered. The following year he competed in the Formula Three Euroseries championship where He won the 2005 championship which helped him to race in the ART Grand Prix in 2006. Lewis in his first attempt was victorious at the GP2 Championship. Formula One Hamilton. 

Hamilton ended the contract with McLaren-Mercedes starting from 2008 until 2012.  In 2013, he signed a 3-year contract with the Mercedes Benz and Lewis won his 1st Grand Prix at Canada in 2008 after that  Hamilton continued to be one of the top drivers on the F1 circuit, winning numerous races from  2009 to 2016 combining all the Grand Prix for Australia, Canada, Turkey, South Korea, Brazil, Spain, China and Japan, and other races. Mercedes extended the contract for 3 years until the end of 2018. Still, Hamilton is known for being a 2008, 2014,2015, 2017 and 2018 Formula One World Champion. He also has remarkable performance as the actor. In the movie Zoolander 2, he acted in “Old and Lame”  in 2016.  

Hamilton has also provided his voice for his role as Lewis Hamilton in the animated action-comedy spy movie Cars 2 in 2011. Moreover, as an actor, Lewis has done a voice-over for the character of Lewis in three episodes of the comedy series Tooned in 2012.

What are Lewis Hamilton's Lifetime Achievements and Awards?

In 2014, he was awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.  He received Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year in 2008. The racer was also awarded Best Driver ESPY Award in 2017. Hamilton received the Special Prize of the jury in 2008. Hamilton has kept a name for him as a winner of 2008, 2014 and 2015, 2017 and 2018 Formula One World Champion.

What is Lewis Hamilton's Salary and Net Worth?

He is one of the professional racers and has very good earning. His annual salary meanwhile, is currently thought to be around $50million – £38million a year. His net worth is $285million and his estimated salary is $40M. He lives the lavish life. He has owned a private jet, Bombardier Challenger 605. Likewise, he also has various costly sports cars like Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, Ferrari LaFerrari, Pagani Zonda 760 LH, Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series, McLaren P1, 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, etc.  He also owns bikes such as the Mercedes-Maybach S600, Maverick X3, Honda CRF450RX Motocross Bike, Dragster RR LH44, etc. He lives in a New York penthouse worth $57 million.

What are Lewis Hamilton's Rumors and Controversies?

He receives various controversies relating to his professional life. When he was racing in Spain, he received various racial abuses. He also involves various criticism by some MPs that he is not regularly paying UK taxes by living out of the country.

Is Lewis Hamilton Married?

Hamilton is still unmarried However he has been in numerous relationships. Lewis Hamilton has been in relationships with Winnie Harlow in 2017, Sofia Richie in 2017, Gigi Hadid in 2015, Nicole Scherzinger from 2008 to 2015, Vivian Burkhardt in 2008, Sarah Ojjeh in 2007, Lotta Näkyvä in 2006, Jodia in 2003 and Danielle Lloyd in 2002. Lewis Hamilton also had encounters with Justine Skye in 2017, Rita Ora from 2016 to 2017, Rihanna in 2015 and Cimre Mirel. Currently, Hamilton is rumored to have been dating Nikki Minaj, an American rapper and a singer.

How Tall is Lewis Hamilton?

He stands with a height of 5 feet 9 inches(174 cm) and weighs around 69 kg. His body measurement is Chest, 38 in, Biceps with 14.5 in and Waist, 30 in. He has black colored hair and dark brown colored eyes.

How active is Lewis Hamilton on Social Media?

Hamilton is active on different social media and keeps on updating them. He is active on Instagram more than 12M followers. 

9 Facts to be known about  Lewis Hamilton:

  1. Good friends with P Diddy and Pharrell Williams.
  2. The song 'I Think I'm In Love' by the Pussycat Dolls was written about Hamilton by ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
  3. He Considers Ayrton Senna his idol.
  4. It is the first rookie to have been on the podium in all of his first 5 Grand Prix.
  5. Hamilton attended a karate class at the age of five.
  6. He was the highest-paid British sportsman in 2008.
  7. Hamilton has a long time unending rivalry with the Ferrari driver, Sebastian Vettel.
  8. Hamilton is a singer and songwriter and has written over 80 songs in various genres.
  9. Hamilton's Twitter has more than 5.54 M followers. His Facebook has more than 4.1M followers on her Facebook Account.
Lewis Hamilton
Quick Facts of Lewis Carl Hamilton
Celebrated Name Lewis Hamilton
Age 35 years old
Nick Name Lewis Hamilton
Birth Name Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Birth Date 1985 -01-07
Gender Male
Profession Racing Driver
Nationality English and British
Place of Birth Stevenage, United Kingdom
Father Anthony Hamilton
Mother Carmen Larbalestier
Brother Nicolas Hamilton
Sister Nicola Lockhart and Samantha Lockhart
Famous for Formula One World Champion
Ethnicity mixed
Religion Roman Catholic
Horoscope Capricorn
Education The John Henry Newman Catholic School
Marital Status Unmarried
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 69 kg
Hair Color Black
Dress Size Dark Brown
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