Lewis Hamilton

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Ranked: 1st in Formula 1

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. He won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008, then moved to Mercedes where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 before winning his fourth title in 2017. Statistically the most successful British driver in the history of the sport, Hamilton has more World Championship titles (4) and more race victories (65) than any other British driver in Formula One. He also holds records for the all-time most career points (2,755), the most wins at different circuits (26), the all-time most pole positions (75) and the most grand slams in a season (3).

Born and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hamilton's interest in racing started when his father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was six. He was signed to McLaren's young driver support programme in 1998, after he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony three years earlier and said "one day I want to be racing your cars". After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula 3 Euro Series, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he made his Formula One debut twelve years after his initial encounter with Dennis, driving for McLaren in 2007. Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One.

In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records as he finished runner-up in the 2007 season to Kimi RΓ€ikkΓΆnen by just one point, including those for the most consecutive podium finishes from debut (9), the joint most wins in a debut season (4) and the most points in a debut season (109). The following season, he won his first title in dramatic fashion; on the last corner of the last lap in the last race of the season, becoming the then-youngest Formula One World Champion in history. After four more years with McLaren without finishing higher than fourth in the drivers' standings, Hamilton signed with Mercedes in 2013, reuniting with his childhood karting teammate, Nico Rosberg. In his first season, he finished 4th once again, the third time in five years.

Two successful seasons followed as Hamilton won his second and third titles. Hamilton won 11 races in 2014, in a closely fought championship battle with Nico Rosberg, decided in the final race of the season, where Hamilton took victory to secure his second World Championship title. The next season saw Hamilton seal his third World Championship title with three races remaining, in a season where he finished on the podium a record 17 times and matched his hero Ayrton Senna's three World Championships. After finishing runner-up to Nico Rosberg in 2016, Hamilton won his fourth title in 2017, joining Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel as drivers with four or more World Championship titles.

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15 hours ago

Lewis Hamilton

Great catching up bro ⚽πŸ”₯🀟🏾 Cristiano Ronaldo ... See moreSee less

Great catching up bro ⚽πŸ”₯🀟🏾 Cristiano Ronaldo

 

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Lewis you were great... πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ LH44 and CR7 both stunning 😍😍 you are looking great guys 😘😘

Both of you're great! I'm happy to see so much talent together!

Two legends together! I'm like this pic. Well done Lewis...and God bless ! You are my favourite sportsmen!!!

My two absolute favorite athletes, I love them. Lewis and Cristiano 😍

Two legends together,i love them;and well done today Lewis, good luck for the week-end Niki is with you .❀️❀️

Two legends! Wishing you the best this weekend in Monaco πŸ‡²πŸ‡¨ Lewis.

Two legends meet together, what a great moment 😎

Happy to see you both together ❀️

two great people. much love Cristiano Ronaldo...God bless

Lewis you did amazing today....great photo of two top sports men 😍😍😍

Great photo of two legends.

2 of the most recognizable sportsman meet great photo. 😈

My two favourite sportsmen ❀️❀️

Beautiful together. My two favorites, come on this weekend champion Lewis ❀️

Good luck Lewis I’m here in Monaco πŸ‡²πŸ‡¨

Great combination of Superheroes. πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

Two of my all time favorites...the best

Happy to see my legends together! Too much class, talent in one picture! πŸ’ͺ

Tow Best sport man’s in the world I love Both of you

Very best for the weekend.

Great talent in one picture wow this is the all time picture

In this world i have 2 idols, and they are in this picture. 😎😎

The two geniuses found each other! Great picture ... Come on Lewis!

Sending best wishes and luck from we Cornish fans.

2 of the world's best paid Athletes.

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3 days ago

Lewis Hamilton

My buddy, I am struggling to believe you are gone. I will miss our conversations, our laughs, the big hugs after winning races together. It’s truly been an honour working alongside you over these past 7 years. I wouldn’t have even been in this team if it wasn’t for you. God rest your soul. Thank you for being a bright light in my life. I’ll always be here for your family should they ever need me. Love you man. Your friend always, Lewis ... See moreSee less

My buddy, I am struggling to believe you are gone. I will miss our conversations, our laughs, the big hugs after winning races together. It’s truly been an honour working alongside you over these past 7 years. I wouldn’t have even been in this team if it wasn’t for you. God rest your soul. Thank you for being a bright light in my life. I’ll always be here for your family should they ever need me. Love you man. Your friend always, Lewis

 

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Beautiful heartfelt words Lewis , R.I.P. Niki .May his soul rest in peace

Stay strong Lewis. Niki was and is so proud of you for the driver and person you are. Niki will be missed by the F1 family. Thoughts and prayers with you all. Much love. #LH44 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

My heart goes out to his family and friends, an amazing man and a true inspiration to the sport. Rest in peace Niki Lauda and condolences to you Lewis πŸ˜₯ love you keep strong

Lovely words Lewis xx R.I.P Niki sending love to your family and friends ❀️❀️xx

Beautiful words for a great sportsman. Love and peace to Niki’s family and friends. You will be sorely missed by so many xxxx

I'm sure his family appreciate your kind heart felt words Lewis. He was and always will be an inspiration to others. May he Rest in Peace. Condolences to his family ❀ xx

Lovely words Lewis for such a lovely man. He truly was a legend and will be really missed. RIP Niki and my thoughts go out to his family xx

Lovely words Lewis. .god rest his soul in peace

Dear God please let Niki rest in peace and rise in glory. Heartfelt condolences to his family and you Lewis.

Beautiful heartfelt words Lewis. Sending love and prayers to you and his family and friends. RIP such a beautiful gentleman xxx

Nikki you will be missed, the support and encouragement you gave others is unfathomable F1 is Greater Sport because you were part of it. Prayers for Nikki's family, friends, God bless everyone for sending their beautiful tributes for such a great man, hope this brings comfort to all his family and friends RIP x

Such a huge loss!! He will be truly missed. Sending you all lots of love, hugs and strength!! Xxxxx

RIP Niki Lauda, we will miss your straight talking. Thank you for bringing Lewis to Mercedes and working together to bring all the success. Great photos Lewis to represent just a small part of your happy memories 😊

Lewis, it's wonderful that you and Niki had a fantastic relationship. Very sorry for your loss. I followed him back in the 70's before his horrific accident. I had tremendous admiration for his immense courage in being able to get back in a F1 car and race only a few weeks later. Truly, an incredible human being! RIP, Niki!!

A great loss to his family, friends and the sport he loved. He will be sadly missed by us all. Wonderful words Lewis, make every race count for him <3

Beautiful words Lewis my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends rest in peaceπŸ™

Prayers to you and all in the paddock πŸ™

Our condolences to you and to his family, RIP legend πŸ™

Awww such lovely words from one champion to another R.I.P. Niki and condolences to your family and friends.

πŸ’” really lovely words lewis ,, Rip Niki... A true legend.. my thoughts are with family and friends πŸ˜’πŸ’”

Lovely words Lewis may your soul rest in peace Niki you will be missed in F1 my condolences to you Lewis and his Family and Friends xxxxx

A legend lost. Love for him, love to his family & hugs to you & the team xx Follow his legacy & continue to make him proud xx

Lovely words Lewis. A true legend of the sport, god rest your soul Niki, F1 has lost not only a great man but a true gentleman x

You had the pleasure of meeting a legend and becoming his friend. We could only admire and respect him from afar. You’ve been blessed with that friendship, we’ve only watched in awe and only imagined what it would have been like to be his friend. The thing that unites all of us is that he touched our hearts and I know he would have felt that love. A great man, sadly taken from us all. RIP Niki, our thoughts are with your family πŸ™

Awwwwww lovely heartfelt words.... May His soul Rest In Peace.

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7 days ago

Lewis Hamilton

So much fun taking you for a lap David Letterman πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Thank you for having me on your new season of My Next Guest, I can’t wait for you guys to see this! It’s dropping Friday 31st May on Netflix ... See moreSee less

So much fun taking you for a lap David Letterman πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Thank you for having me on your new season of My Next Guest, I can’t wait for you guys to see this! It’s dropping Friday 31st May on Netflix

 

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love this guy he's such an inspiration πŸ‘πŸ‘

you are Very handsome Hamilton and lovely smiles to she will watch πŸ˜ƒπŸ€œπŸ€›πŸ™‚

So beautiful heroe, Good Luck LewisπŸ’•πŸŒ·πŸŒΉ

Very handsome Lewis,and very beautiful smile.I love you and for all you do.I wish a good luck to Monaco.you are the best and my hero.Kiss and love😘❀️

Looks like I gotta get Netflix. So proud of this young man.

Looking gorgeous as ever Lewis good luck in Monaco XX πŸ˜πŸ’ž

Good luck from Monaco and looking great xxx

Ti amour Lewis. You are the best !! May the force be with you and may your God bless you for all the wonderful work you do.

OMG 😍 What a handsome Lewis, good luck champ

Looking gorgeous πŸ₯° #TeamLH 🏁

Omg, πŸ™‚ Beautiful smile, πŸ˜šπŸ‘

What a beautiful smile xxx

Good luck in Monaco, one of my absolute favourite tracks!πŸ™ŒπŸ½ ☘️

Good luck in Monaco,GOD of heaven give you the victory

Awesome, looking forward to it!

Congratulations I’ll be watching πŸ’₯😎

My favorite star Lewis visiting David Letterman i can't wait to see it how nice...Enjoy your weekend Lewis❀❀❀

Looking forward to Monaco ma man . Good luck with that . Can’t wait to see that show . #44

what a charming smile 😍 can't wait to watch!

Thank you Lewis for showing me again and again how very much you regret knowing that fame greedy trash whrs. So good to know you have also huge regret of having invited some whrs to my place so I can see you want to be a gentleman. Of course you are not unfortunately after all the crimes you and others have done. But at least I know you regret that sht show. So the whre has been invited as prostitute we all know. Some other whrs you've taken to an Italian place I recommended to you. Of course a gentleman wouldn't do that. The codes some losers use who are running your profile must be last pieces of whatever due to what bs you allow you be posted πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ™ˆ I know you love my honesty and good virtues Lewis. Something I can afford coz that's my currency. You are very good in hoping and making things worst oh and the complaining 😊 Oh and when do you want to provide safety stability and the engagement ring for me Lewis? ☺ #Bundesregierung www.facebook.com/ishvar.parmar.9028

Nice pic Lewis you have a nice smile

You looking georgous Lewis good luck in Monica Keep Safe 🌝✊🌞🏁🏁

Looking forward to Monaco good luck Lewis stat focused x

So looking forward to watching this. The Milly Bobby Brown was hilarious (big Stranger Things and F1 fan). Lewis, I have watched you since you came to F1 and personally are a hero and inspiration to me. Good luck in Monaco 🀘🀘🀘

Looking very suave nd sophisticated Lewis as always πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™xx

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1 week ago

Lewis Hamilton

Mind’s firm set on Monaco. Preparation is key to be able to unlock your potential. So I’m focused on that. #44Unleashed Monster Energy ... See moreSee less

Mind’s firm set on Monaco. Preparation is key to be able to unlock your potential. So I’m focused on that. #44Unleashed Monster Energy

 

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lewis thank you for what you do for people in need of help .. I am honored to be your fan especially on a human level because you have a generous heartβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘

Hello Lewis, Someone with as much heart as you deserves to be on the winning spot. I am deeply moved by what you have done for the little cancer sick boy. You have probably fulfilled his last greatest wish. It breaks my heart when children have to suffer like that. But there are people like you who put a smile on these children's faces. Stay like you are Lewis .... the guardian angels will accompany you. Greetings Kai from Braunschweig West Germany

Thank you for winning at Barcelona and Bottas also. We love your gesture to that little boy ❀️. Now go for the title !!!

Well done Lewis and a fantastic gesture to the poorly little boy ❀️

Good luck for practice, qualifying and the race. Do what you do and you’re do yourself and us proud. Sending positive thoughts. #LH44 #TeamLewis xx

All the best for Monaco! Let's take that victory & continue Your fantastic momentum from the last race! πŸ˜ŠπŸ”πŸ™πŸ”₯

good luck and great gesture to the little boy

Wished you well my friend! The very best of luck again and again... β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ™

One of the favorite tracks is very exciting to watch. . good luck Lewis...Good to see 1.2~ Lewis 1 πŸ’ͺ😊 Monaco 😘

YOU are an Inspiration to me in Life! Whenever Trials come my Way, your Example Helps me to Keep Going, to Try Harder, to Try Again. Love your Mindset, Focus & General Outlook on Life. What you did for that Little Boy - just Beyond Words! Monaco Belongs to You, Sir, just like it Belonged to Ayrton.

..and we agree- memory from our trip to Monaco in Febr!

Send you all my love for Monaco, good luck!

you are the best. Good luck in Monaco

Yeah yeah yeah, congrats on the 6th championship, don't drink too much champagne after Monaco and don't make the Ferrari's and RBR look too bad this season (I won't write the full name out of respect for your partnership with Monster πŸ˜‰). And be nice to Valtteri Bottas, he already said he prefers chocolate to candy (🀣) and you'll need him to make this the most successful season of any team, ever.

I had a #44Unleashed Monster Energy yesterday to keep me positive πŸ’– Bring on Monaco πŸ’ͺ🏾 x

All the best for Monaco. #44

I raced my MGB this weekend at Summit Point in West Virginia, at the Brian Red Redman Jefferson 500 vintage races. I had a guy dive bomb out brake me to the inside in turn 1. I thought what would Lewis do, I just got on the brakes a little sooner, and executed a perfect Lewis "over under" and re-took the position, thanks for the tip Champ, LOL. Have a great Monaco Lewis, I'll be glued to the screen sir watching and rooting for you.

Good luck for the next race in Monaco πŸ˜ŠπŸ†

Love the lh drinks Lewis πŸ‘good luck for monaco

You're the best Lewis! Good luck in Monaco! πŸ†

We are all ready for Monaco brother back to back wins this weekend extend our points lead another 1-2 finish would be great.... Stay focused on the big picture while still enjoying yourself.

Just going to throw it out there Lewis.. if you want to fly me and my wife out to spend the week in Monaco with you and the Mercedes team I would not be opposed to it

Good luck champion, you showed great character in the last race, will be cheering for you as always, you make a lot of people happy, what a top man.

We will be there watching it as we are every year. So handy living close by ❀🏁

Check out my boys birthday cake LEWIS he and I are your biggest fans cant wait for Silverstone and Belgium to watch the master again good luck for Monaco

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2 weeks ago

Lewis Hamilton

Pre-race catch up βš½οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ”₯ Dani Alves Neymar Jr. ... See moreSee less

Pre-race catch up βš½οΈπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ”₯ Dani Alves Neymar Jr.

 

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Well done Lewis. On your win at the weekend a big congratulations and thank you sir XX πŸ˜πŸ’ž

Fair play to you lewis for what you done for that brave young guy and his family making happy memory's

A HUGE congratulations from your Spain win, all the best in Monaco. Let it rip...

fantastic Lewis !! It was a very touching moment to learn what you did for for the little boy.. God bless him and YOU !!

Lewis what you did for that kid was amazing! Full respect

Congratulations my brother to GOD be the Glory

Absolutely stunning what you did for that brave little boy ! It will be forever in his heart and mind ! A lovely lovely thing to do if only there where more people like you to do that what a world this would be ! You carry on winning and show the world that you are and will always be one of the greatest xx

Congrats #LH44 πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ”₯unbeatable 😍✌️

Three cute friends! I admire each one! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Congratulations Lewis Hamilton never give up πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

WAWWWAW GREAT LOOKING AWESOME FOTO BLESS YOU GUYS SO COOL

Dani Alves is the most decorated footballer in history. Your in good company LH!

A champion and two football players

Neymar on his feet long enough for a photo

Surprised neymar could stay standing up for the photo/ interview, and not roll around like he's been hit by a lorry πŸ™„

Rumour has it Neymar tripped up and rolled around for the length of the circuit

Nesta imagem vemos dois esportistas e um ator ... πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

One great driver and 2 divas.

Surprised Neymar didn't start rolling around.

Loads of respect for Lewis.. I watch all ur races from Nigeria @lewishamilton

Tell Neymar to stop diving!

Lewis with two fans from Brazil

ParabΓ©ns Mais uma vez Lewis SΓ£o 3 garotos que eu adoraria conhecer Primeiro vc Γ© depois meus dois conterrΓ’neos SΓ£o como netos pra mim que acompanho os trΓͺs Sou de Ubatuba litoral norte de S.P

With that level of contact I'm surprised he didn't go down...

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