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.
James Vowles answers your questions about the Brazilian GP, from why they pitted Lewis Hamilton earlier than their rivals, to how it felt securing the Constructors' title with victory a at.. Credit: F1-Fansite - Published
Lewis Hamilton celebrates his 10th win of the season as he’s taking the Brazilian GP forward of Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen. Lewis Hamilton savors the instant after clinching his 5th F1.. Credit: The News Articles - Published Also reported by •BBC News •BBC Local News
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has responded after he received criticism for suggesting India is 'such a poor place' and questioned whether Formula One races should be held there. Credit: MailOnline - Published
The Brit, who won the Brazilian GP last time out, is on his third and final power unit of the season and the installation of a new one at the Yas Marina circuit would trigger at least a 10-place grid.. Credit: MailOnline - Published
Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says reaching Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula 1 world titles "has never been on his mind". Credit: BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC Local News
The recently-crowned world champion believes Liberty Media should be looking to maximise interest in established racing nations instead of expanding to unknown territories Credit: Independent - Published
Lewis Hamilton says he is not interested in Formula E because of the lack of petrol power, sound and speed. Formula E is gaining in popularity and current McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne will drive.. Credit: F1-Fansite - Published
Lewis Hamilton questions taking the sport to new countries and would like to see more races in places with "real racing history". Credit: BBC Sport - Published Also reported by •BBC News •BBC Local News
There's been plenty to celebrate at Mercedes in the last two months, with Lewis Hamilton claiming the drivers' championship in Mexico and the team winning the constructors' title in Brazil. Credit: MailOnline - Published
Lewis Hamilton is relishing the challenge of defending his Formula One world title against rising star Max Verstappen next season, having clinched his fifth championship in Mexico last month. Credit: MailOnline - Published
Lewis Hamilton has told his Mercedes Formula One team mates they are all 'legends' after completing a fifth successive constructor and driver title double in Brazil on Sunday. Credit: MailOnline - Published