Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One driver for Mercedes. Hamilton has won a record seven World Drivers’ Championships and owns the records for most wins, pole positions, and podium finishes.

Hamilton joined McLaren’s young driver program in 1998. Hamilton drove with McLaren from 2007 until 2012, making him the first and only black Formula One driver.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

In his first season, Hamilton finished second to Kimi Räikkönen by one point.

The next season, he won his inaugural title in spectacular fashion, executing a key overtake on the penultimate lap of the season to become the youngest Formula One World Champion in history. In 2013, Hamilton left McLaren for Mercedes.

Hamilton has won six more drivers’ titles since 2014, when turbo-hybrid engines became mandatory.

In 2014 and 2015, he won consecutive titles against Nico Rosberg. After Rosberg’s departure, Sebastian Vettel became Hamilton’s closest challenger in two grueling championship clashes.

Hamilton overcame mid-season point deficits to win consecutive titles in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 and 2020, he won his third and fourth consecutive titles to match Schumacher’s record.

Hamilton’s high-profile lifestyle, environmental and social advocacy, and music and fashion adventures helped increase Formula One’s global popularity.

He’s also a notable champion for anti-racism activity and racing diversity. Hamilton was named one of Time’s 100 most important people in 2020 and knighted in 2021.

How old is Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton is 37 years old. He was born on born 7 January 1985.


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