Currently driving for Mercedes in Formula One is British racer Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE HonFREng. Hamilton holds numerous Formula One records, including the most victories, pole positions, and podium finishes. He has also won a record-tying seven World Drivers’ Championship championships. He was born in Stevenage, England, on January 7, 1985.
Hamilton began participating in the McLaren Young Driver program in 1998. This resulted in Hamilton becoming the first and only black driver to compete in the Formula One competition, driving for McLaren from 2007 through 2012. Hamilton accomplished many first-time feats while trailing Kimi Räikkönen by one point in the standings. The next year, he thrillingly won his first championship, overtaking another driver on the final lap of the season’s final race to become the then-youngest Formula One World Champion in history. Hamilton joined Mercedes in 2013 after spending six years with McLaren.
Due in part to his high-profile lifestyle, social and environmental advocacy, and accomplishments in music and design, Hamilton has been credited with increasing Formula One’s global popularity by appealing to a wider audience outside of the sport. He has also emerged as a vocal supporter of activism to fight prejudice and promote greater diversity in the motorsports industry. Hamilton received a knighthood in the 2021 New Year Honours and was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in the year 2020.
Does Lewis Hamilton Have a Child?
Lewis Hamilton does not have any children yet. He is more focused on his career.