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Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Born: January 7, 1985 (age 32) in Stevenage

Lewis Hamilton

Racing driver

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Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, MBE is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team.

He is the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion.

Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, "I want to race for you one day ...

I want to race for McLaren." Less than three years later McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support Programme.

After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he drove for McLaren in 2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years after his initial encounter with Dennis.

Hamilton's contract for the McLaren driver development program made him the youngest ever driver to secure a contract which later resulted in a Formula One drive.

Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is often labelled "the first black driver in Formula One", although Willy T.

Ribbs tested a Formula One car in 1986.

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Hamilton, Vettel united over halo effect

hamilton, vettel united over halo effect
Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel agreed on Thursday that next season's Formula One halo-carrying racing cars will be uglier, but safer.

Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel already focused on 2018 F1 title battle

Championship rivals Hamilton and Vettel are chasing a fifth Formula One title next year.
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News video: Lewis Hamilton says this year's world championship win is his best ever

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Hamilton celebrates his world title win with the Mercedes team
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News video: Brazil GP security tightened after armed robbery

Brazil GP security tightened after armed robbery 01:01

Lewis Hamilton calls for better security around Brazil Grand Prix after Mercedes F1 team members robbed at gunpoint
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News video: Lewis Hamilton's Formula One Teammates Attacked In Brazil

Lewis Hamilton's Formula One Teammates Attacked In Brazil 00:37

Formula One racing star Lewis Hamilton says some members of his team were robbed at gunpoint Friday night. The incident happened while they were leaving the circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Hamilton said..
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2017 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton says he is "not distracted" by the Paradise Papers tax leak ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who wrapped up the drivers' title at..
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News video: Lewis Hamilton Avoided Tax On $21M Jet

Lewis Hamilton Avoided Tax On $21M Jet 00:56

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton avoided paying tax on his $21.7 million private jet, according to the BBC and The Guardian. The Paradise Papers revealed that Hamilton used an Isle of Man scheme to set..
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Monaco Has To Build Into Mediterranean Sea To House Super-Rich

*The principality of Monaco is about the same size as New York’s Central Park and slightly bigger than London’s Regent’s Park. *Besides hosting the Monaco Grand Prix it is home to thousands of..
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From cough sweets to Jeremy Clarkson – six of Hammond's best budget jokes

from cough sweets to jeremy clarkson – six of hammond's best budget jokes
Today’s Autumn Budget speech was injected with usual levity by Chancellor Philip Hammond. Perhaps in an attempt to shake off the image of a bland Spreadsheet Phil, the 61-year-old chucked a..
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Bragging rights, money at stake in F1 finale

bragging rights, money at stake in f1 finale
The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note.

Emerson Fittipaldi: Lewis Hamilton would've starred in F1 in 1970s

Double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi reckons Lewis Hamilton would have been a star in his era in the seventies

Lewis Hamilton: Brazilian GP charge showed F1's passing 'flaw'

Lewis Hamilton says his Brazilian Grand Prix charge has underlined to him that 'flawed' Formula 1 regulations are hampering overtaking

Hamilton warned F1 rival Vettel over 'disrespect' in Baku incident

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he told Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel not to "disrespect" him again after their clash under the safety car during June's Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Formula 1's 2018 three-engine rule 'sucks' - Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 switching to three engines per season in 2018 "sucks", says world champion Lewis Hamilton

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