Lewis Carl Hamilton MBE was born on 7 January 1985 in Stevenage, United Kingdom. In 2008 he won his first F1 world drivers’ championship, becoming the first black driver to capture that title.
Lewis Hamilton started his big league racing career with the British Formula Renault Winter Series in 2001. The start was quite rocky, but despite a crash, he faced during the race, he still finished fifth, which was magnificent.
His performance helped him secure a place in the 2002 Formula Renault UK Campaign, where he ended up at the third spot. Racing for Manor Motorsport, he presented himself as one of the most talented youngsters to look out for.
In 2007 Hamilton joined the McLaren F1 team. He would go on to win his first Formula One Championship in 2008 and would become, at the age of 23, the youngest driver to do so.
Hamilton set the career record for most points, becoming the first driver to ever hit 2,500.
Lewis Hamilton net worth is estimated to be around $285 million as of 2018.
Facts of Lewis Carl Hamilton
- Lewis Hamilton’s mother is White British while the father is a Black British from immigrants of Grenada, hence he belongs to Mixed Race.
- He took Karate classes at the age of just 5 to defend himself from bullying, he faced in the school.
- His father got him a radio-controlled car in the year 1991 that inspired him towards racing.
- It was written in the destiny of the Champion to be a race car driver as he came 2nd in National Remote-Controlled Car Race “BRCA” in 1991.
- Lewis is the youngest driver ever to get a contract from the F1 team, just at the age of 13, McLaren’s Driver Development Support Programme in the year 1998.
- In 2007 he sold his kart for £ 42,100 and the humble heart gave out all the earning to Tommy’s the baby charity.
- Hamilton became the Youngest World Champion in 2008 during his era, Vettel currently holds the record for the youngest world champion in F1 history.
Lewis Hamilton Overview
- Full Name: Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
- Nick Name: Lewis
- Date of Birth: January 7, 1985
- Birthplace: Stevenage, United Kingdom
- Nationality: British
- Profession: Race Rider
- Ethnicity: Multiracial
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Brown- Dark
- Height: 1.74 m
- Weight: First Win: 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
- 2018 Team: Mercedes
- Salary: 40 million GBP (2019)