Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton was born 7 January 1985 and he is a British racing driver . He currently competes in Formula One for Mercedes , having previously driven for McLaren from 2007 to 2012 .
Lewis Hamilton Biography
His father, Anthony Hamilton, is black and of Granada descent, while his mother, Carmen Larbalestier, is white, which makes him a mestizo;
He has identified as black. Hamilton’s parents separated when he was two years old, after which he lived with his mother and his older half-sisters, Samantha and Nicola, until he was twelve.
Hamilton’s father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was five years old. Hamilton finished second in the BRCA national championship the following year against adult competition.
As the only black child running in his club, Hamilton was subjected to racist abuse. Hamilton’s father bought him a go-kart for Christmas when he was six years old and promised to support his racing career as long as he worked hard in school.
To support his son, Hamilton’s father took leave of his position as IT manager and became a contractor, sometimes working as many as four jobs at a time, including employment as a double-glazing salesman, dishwasher, and signer for agents. real estate , while continuing to attend his son’s races.
His father later created his own information technology company. He continued to be Hamilton’s manager until early 2010.
He was educated at The John Henry Newman School, a voluntary aid Catholic secondary school in Stevenage. At the age of five, Hamilton began practicing karate to defend himself as a result of bullying at school.
In addition to racing, he was playing association football for his school team with eventual England international Ashley Young.
Hamilton, an Arsenal fan, said that if Formula One had not worked for him, he would have been a footballer or a cricketer, both having played for his school teams. In February 2001 he began his studies at Cambridge Arts and Sciences (CATS), a private sixth form college in Cambridge.
Lewis Hamilton Net Worth
In 2015, he was ranked as the richest British sportsman, with an estimated personal fortune of £88 million.
In 2018, Hamilton was reported to have a net worth of £159 million. In 2020, Hamilton’s fortune was estimated at £224 million, making him the richest British sports star in the history of the Sunday Times Rich List.
Before the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix, Hamilton signed a contract to stay with Mercedes until the end of the 2018 season in a deal worth over £100 million over the three years, making him one of the best drivers paid from Formula One.
In the week leading up to the 2018 German Grand Prix, he was signing a two-year contract with Mercedes, worth up to £40 million per year, making him the highest-paid driver in the history of the race Formula One.
Lewis Hamilton Wife
The first romance that was attributed to him was with his compatriot Danielle Lloyd , who was becoming Miss England in 2004 and Miss Great Britain in 20106 before participating in the fifth edition of Big Brother Celebrity. Jodie Mae , the daughter of the Hong Kong businessman Ma Bo-kee, disgraced for fraud, was occupying the heart of the British until 2007.
Lotta Hintsa , Miss Finland and the daughter of a McLaren doctor, was also related to him a short time later, although she was assuring that they were just friends.
Fleeting was also her romance with Vivian Burkhardt , who represented Grenada (Caribbean) in the 2007 Miss World pageant.
After the American artist, the British was taking refuge in nothing more and nothing less than Rihanna . For a time they were inseparable and, despite the hackneyed argument of “we are just friends”, the truth is that they were seen how they was flirting in Barbados and New York.
Winnie Harlow , the supermodel who is suffering from vitiligo, and Sofia Richie , who is the daughter of Lionel Richie, were also linked in 2018 to the British pilot. Like the singer Nicki Minaj or the model Verónica Valle in what seems to have been a good year in rumors surrounding the seven-time world champion.
More recently, in 2019, his name was coming to the fore again when he was linked to model Zahra Elise , but as on other occasions there has been no official confirmation.
And it is that the British seems to have it clear. ” I’m a workaholic. I don’t have time for that “.
Lewis Hamilton Height
His height is 1,74 m.
Lewis Hamilton Age
He is 37 years old.
Lewis Hamilton Career
He started karting in 1993 and quickly went on to win cadet races and championships.
Two years later, he was becoming the youngest driver to win the British Junior Karting Championship at the age of ten.
That year, he was approaching McLaren Formula One team boss Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards for an autograph,and he was saying, “Hello. I’m Lewis Hamilton. I won the British Championship and one day I want to race your cars.”
Dennis was writing in Hamilton’s autograph book: “Call me in nine years, then we can work something out.” When Hamilton was 12 years old, Ladbrokes bet, at odds of 40/1, that he would win a Formula One race before the age of 23; another predict, with probability 150/1, that he would win the World Drivers’ Championship before the age of 25.
In 1998, Dennis called up Hamilton after his second Super One series and British Championship wins, to offer Hamilton a role in McLaren’s driver development programme.
The contract included an option for a future Formula One seat, which would make Hamilton the youngest driver to be awarded a contract that later resulted in a Formula One trip.
Hamilton started his auto racing career in the 2001 British Formula Renault Winter Series, finishing fifth in the standings. This led to a full UK Formula Renault campaign in 2002 with Manor Motorsport in which he was finishing third overall. He wwas remaining at Manor for another year, winning the championship ahead of Alex Lloyd.
Having clinched the championship, he was missing the final two races of the season to make his debut in the British Formula 3 Championship season finale. In the first race he was ejected with a flat tire, and in the second he was crashed and he was taken to hospital after a collision with teammate Tor Graves.
When he was asked in 2002 about the possibility of becoming one of the youngest Formula One drivers in history, he was replying that his goal was “not to be the youngest in Formula One” but rather to “have experience and then show what I can do in Formula One.
In 2004, Williams would announce that they had been close to signing Hamilton, but did not because BMW, their engine supplier at the time, would not finance him.
Lewis Hamilton Palmares
Lewis Hamilton Personal Life
From November 2007 to February 2015, he was in an on-and-off relationship with Nicole Scherzinger , the lead singer of the American girl group Pussycat Dolls.
In 2017, he was telling the BBC that he had become a vegan because “the human race, what we’re doing to the world”.
In 2018 he was named PETA’s ‘Person of the Year’ for his vegan activism. In 2018, Hamilton said in an interview that he stopped drinking “a while ago”.
Hamilton is an art fanatic and has said that one of his favorite artists is Andy Warhol.
Prior to the 2014 United States Grand Prix, he was wearring a gold-framed version of Warhol’s Cars , a painting of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe that hung from a chain around his neck.
He has two unrestored 1967 AC Cobras, one black and one red, and in February 2015, it was reported that he had purchased a Ferrari LaFerrari from “his rivals at Maranello”.
On December 18, 2007, he was suspended from driving in France for a month after being caught speeding 122 mph (196 km/h) on a French motorway. His Mercedes-Benz CLK was also seized.
He immediately issued a statement apologizing for “driving in an exuberant manner.” After he was charged with intentionally losing control of a vehicle, Hamilton was eventually fined A$500 (£288), which was described as a “hoon” by the magistrate.