Lewis Hamilton is a professional British racer. He is one of the greatest racing drivers in the history of the sport. Lewis is the racing driver in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. He holds the records of most wins, most pole positions, and most podium finishes. He has won 7 World Driver’s Championship titles.
Lewis Hamilton’s net worth is $340 million.
Lewis Hamilton’s salary is $40 million per year and he earns around $50 million per year.
Lewis Hamilton’s real name is Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton. He was born on 7th January 1985, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, to Anthony Hamilton and Carmen Larbalestier. His parents separated when Lewis was two years old. Earlier Anthony Hamilton was working on four jobs, later he started his own IT company. When Lewis was five years old, his father brought him a Remote controlled car, he finished second in the national British Radio Car Association championship. Seeing his interest in racing, his father brought him a go-kart as a Christmas gift at the age of six.
He completed his schooling at The John Henry Newman School in Hertfordshire. Other than car racing he was interested in Cricket, football, karate. Once, In an interview, he said that if racing had not worked for him, he would be a cricketer or footballer. He graduated from Cambridge Arts and Science.
In 1993, Lewis began his karting career. He became the youngest driver to win the British cadet karting Championship. Once Lewis Hamilton approached Ron Dennis (Mclaren Formula One team boss) for an autograph, he said: “Hi I’m Lewis Hamilton. I won The BCS championship and one day I want to race your cars.” Dennis replied: “Phone me in nine years, we will sort something out then.”
In 1998, Dennis called Hamilton to offer him a role in the Mclaren young driver development program.
In 2001 Hamilton began his career as a racer in the British Renault Winter series, he finished fifth in the series. His good performance in the British Renault winter series helped him to secure his place in the 2002 Formula Renault Uk Campaign, he finished at the third spot.
In 2006, he won his first Grand Prix 2 championship at his first attempt, he was the winner and Nelson Piquet Jr. and Timo Glock were runner-ups.
In 2007, he made his debut in Formula One and signed an official deal with Mclaren. He is the first and only black in the tournament. He finished in second place to Kimi Raikkonen, he was defeated just by one point.
In 2008, he signed a multi-million pound deal with Mclaren. Lewis won his first Formula 1.
In 2013, Lewis signed a deal with Mercedes where his childhood friend Nico Rosberg became his teammate. He won six world championship titles in total in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, he won four consecutive titles from 2017 to 2020.
In 2018, he collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger and launched his clothing line TOMMY LEWIS along with Winnie Harlow and Hailey Baldwin.
He is a vegan and doesn’t even drink. In 2019, he opened a vegan restaurant named Neat Burger. In 2020, Neat burger was the best vegan restaurant of the year.
In 2008, he also started his foundation named Lewis Hamilton Foundation
In 2007, he dated Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of American girl band Pussycat Dolls; they broke up in 2015. After his breakup, he dated many girls like Jodie ma, Lotta Nakyva, Vivian Burkhardt, Niki Minaj, Danielle Lioyd, Sofia Richie, and Rita Ora. He was arrested in France for driving at 122 mph.
Awards and Achievements
He has set and broke many records throughout his career. Lewis has the most career wins and has the most pole points and podium finishes. He has won seven F1 championships, he is one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Championship in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. He won DLH’s fastest lap award in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020. FIA pole trophy in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020. Lorenzo trophy in 2009 and Hawthorn Memorial trophy in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. He was the first black in the F1 championship.
Lewis Hamilton won many awards throughout his racing career. He won the Pride of Britain Award in 2007, the Breakthrough of the Year Award in 2008, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2014 and 2020, FIA Personality Of the Year Award in 2014, 2018, 2020. FIA Hall Of Fame Award in 2017. Sportsman of the Year Award, L’Equipe Champion of Champions in 2020. Gazzetta World Sportsman of the Year Award in 2018 and 2020.
Lewis Hamilton is the greatest Formula One driver of all time. He has made his fortune by winning most F1 championships titles. He is one of the most famous racing car drivers in the world.
Lewis Hamilton is the richest British sportsman. He makes around $55 million per year from his endorsements and prize money. Lewis Hamilton’s net worth is $340 million. Hamilton owns a mansion in Kensington, West London worth $25 million.
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