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 Rรคikkรถnen 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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WORLD CHAMPIONS!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ These guys have worked so hard over the past six years, it's been an incredible journey to this. This is what we've worked for every single day. It’s such an honour to drive for you. I want to thank you for inspiring me all the time and I’m so excited for our future ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”ฅ @mercedesamgf1 #HiFive #BrazilGP #drivenbyeachother #F1

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4 days ago

Lewis Hamilton

Big up Jaden Smith for coming out and showing love this weekend. Iโ€™m so proud of your work with Just Water and it hitting the shelves out here in Australia. Sustainability is one of the most important issues we need to tackle today and these guys are changing the game! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ#plantbasedcarton #sustainability ... See moreSee less

Big up Jaden Smith for coming out and showing love this weekend. Iโ€™m so proud of your work with Just Water and it hitting the shelves out here in Australia. Sustainability is one of the most important issues we need to tackle today and these guys are changing the game! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ#plantbasedcarton #sustainability

 

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Jaden Smith? Never heard of her before

This 1 waswell excited 2 c u on tv 2day kept on saying iv meet lewis hamilton bless him well done 2day guys

Why canโ€™t people just smile normally for pics and not look like they think theyโ€™re all tough and crap Silly

Iโ€™ll just leave this here ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Great work over in Flint, Michigan Jaden!! Thanks for the cool pic, Lewis Hamilton, you both make us very proud!๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ

Jaden Smith is carrying out a sensational work in Flint, Michigan that his failed government cannot even do.

Jaden is the son of actor ill Smith & his cause is a good one

Says the man with a private jet ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

U have time for Jayden yet no post of Charlie or about whatโ€™s happened next door.. I hope Bottas wins the championship this year๐Ÿ˜ก

Will Smith and Jada Pinket-Smith have raised amazing kids. Kudos for supporting other young peopleโ€™s iniatives Lewis๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

Can jaden Smith look any more bored with what he is doing. Smile for goodness sake your with the blessed Lewis Hamilton people would give anything just be in that position

Beware of the fake Lewis Hamilton messaging people to be apart of a fundraiser for the victims in New Zealand. He had me for a second

I'm so glad you can leave voice messages as comments now!!! So here is how I really feel about Jaden Smith... โ–ถ ๐Ÿ”˜โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€โ”€ 00:17

I worry that every post is an advert for something a child selling overpriced tap water is really sad.

Extremely talented man...... and Jayden Smith

Did he row to Australia?

You are both on the Way Up! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

For this I love you Lewis! You are the best for me! โค๏ธ

Love what you are doing in Flint, MI Jaden!!! Good work!

Both of you are stars and I love the example you set for the way the future needs to go. For all the people who say but Lewis drives fast cars and flys around in a private jet do your research on environmental impact. Being vegan is the best thing you could do and the more famous people that can promote it the better. Jaden Smith and Lewis you are โญ๏ธ.

Well done Lewis...keep it up๐Ÿค—

two wonderful human beings. :) :)

Nice of Lewis to show everyone where he finished today ๐Ÿ˜‚

The best world champion f1 chouchou bad boy Lewis Hamilton love and kiss

Wowww amazing two super star it's excellent picture stunning

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4 days ago

Lewis Hamilton

Fantastic effort from the team this weekend to start with a 1-2. Super proud of everyone back home for their incredible hard work over the winter to provide us with a car that we can fight with. Great drive from Valtteri today, really well deserved. Letโ€™s keep this up team Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport ๐Ÿ“ท Motorsport Images ... See moreSee less

Fantastic effort from the team this weekend to start with a 1-2. Super proud of everyone back home for their incredible hard work over the winter to provide us with a car that we can fight with. Great drive from Valtteri today, really well deserved. Letโ€™s keep this up team Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport ๐Ÿ“ท Motorsport Images

 

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Lewis Hamilton the Best world and champion 2019 ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

He had damage to floor of car

With you all the way. Great result with the 1 2 but let's reverse it next time please. Good luck mate #LH44

Canโ€™t argue with the result today Bottas was racing against himself and a one two is perfect for the team and a great way to start the first day back at work VB#77 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ LH#44๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Great drive Lewis, especially under pressure from Max for most of the race. To also get 1-2 for the team, the perfect start to the season. Now letโ€™s move forward to Bahrain and keep up this momentum. HAMMERTIME!!! ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Have great respect for Valtteri Bottas, so well done. Just don't want to see you there every race! Lewis, you have to up your game.

Well done Lewis Hamilton keep your chin up! Your going to have have 7 World Championships at the end, very professional!

Well done Lewis. Congratulations to Valterri too.

Well done great team result. Thought the champagne could of been given a miss as a mark of respect to Charlie though.

Congratulations Lewis. What a way to start.

Congratulations Lewis , good start for all the team, Bottas well doned ,๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ Looking forward for the next race its ๐Ÿ”จ hammer time. #TeamLH44#๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ†

Great words as usual, yes itโ€™s great that u both got a 1/2 finish great boost for the new season. Iโ€™m behind you 100% get that flag next time xx

Congratulations! Well done Lewis! Never give up! โคโคโค

Great effort Lewis, especially keeping Max at bay towards the end. On to the next race, and a win!

Congrats Lewis Hamilton! Nice job today! Go #Hamilton!

Well done team, I am glad Bottas got one on the board (but to whom was he referring in his radio broadcast on the in lap??) - your turn next time Lewis.

SCAM ALERT - Has anyone else had a Message from Lewis Hamilton asking for donations to his charities as a result of posting on this thread? I am pretty sure Lewis doesn't have time to be messaging me immediately I respond...

Great team effort...got up early to watch race ...fantastic result

Brilliant result for the team, would rather have had it the other way round, but hey long way to go yet

I know itโ€™s a Drivers race and you both did well but seeing the team WIN early this year would be Great. Then you guys can go racing for real. 1-2 weekends and Fastest Laps are all thatโ€™s important. Great Weekend.

Well done to the whole Mercedes Team.max points from race 1

Well done to all team Mercedes. Congratulations Valteri and Lewis.

Congratulations Lewis on a great drive to 2nd place! Awesome 1-2 for the team! Great start to the season! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Great team effort guys. Letโ€™s bring it home again. World champions......๐Ÿ†

Well done guys ,you did great today keep it up

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5 days ago

Lewis Hamilton

Pole 84 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ F1 ... See moreSee less

Australia 2019: Hamilton Clinches Pole

 

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Sim sim sim sim muito bom Lewis, ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ equipa, o carro nรฃo deixaram mal os adeptos do Lewis Hamilton, amanhรฃ o dia promete e nos estamos aqui para apoiar ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Great to see you last week, good luck ๐Ÿ€with what you do best ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ†x

Would get up to watch it live but, it's not on tv, without a cost... Wish Sky hadn't stolen all the broadcasting rights... It's ruining F1 for me... ๐Ÿ˜ข

The man's now equalised Senna & Schummie at most poles in a given circuit at 8. Lewis ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง is the greatest.....end off !!!!

Ladies and gentlemen history is being made right before our eyes. The greatest ever!!

Race with your heart and picture yourself crossing the finishing line first. Enjoy your race tomorrow.

You are the man Lewis, YOU ARE THE MAN! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป #LH44

start out the year right brother get this first win and just walk your way through this into another championship good job lewis

Wow great race starting pole tomorrow.Good luck Lewis Xxx๐Ÿ‘

and another record of michael schumacher equalized: 13 years in a row at least one pole position. awesome Lewis Hamilton

Yes, 84, champ. Letโ€™s make it 100. Yep, you heard me loud and clear, 100 Pole Positions๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค 

The champ is here!

Confirm to them who's BOSS

Lewis the boss Hamilton .๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

Congratulations Lewis Hamilton

Congratulations Lewis great job ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ๐Ÿ no pressure , keep safe keep calm keep cool as you do, can only see I race this year thatโ€™s silverstone ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

amazing performance lewis๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡you are the best๐ŸŽ๐Ÿค—

Love it.. watching a legend write history.. boom.. G.O.A.T๐Ÿ˜‰

Amazing, well done to our Champ Lewis. Great start to the new season. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜˜X

BAMMMMMM ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป you did it again!!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Great work Lewis. We love you n Bronx, ny

Wahoooooo , absolutely brilliant Lewis ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง #LH #44

The best world champion f1 chouchou bad boy Lewis Hamilton love and kiss

Pobre Ferrari ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Number one hamilton F1

Fab start to the new F1 season. Go Lewis, Valterri & Team McLaren ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ

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5 days ago

Lewis Hamilton

What a feeling. To be here in Melbourne with such an amazing crowd on this beautiful day and to get the first pole of the year is a true blessing. This is the power of teamwork. Iโ€™m so appreciative of everyone in our team for putting all those hours in and working to perfection as we prepared for the first race weekend of 2019. The mission isnโ€™t over. Tomorrow itโ€™s race day and our focus remains to see this job through. Letโ€™s get it! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ #Pole #TeamLH #AusGP Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport ... See moreSee less

What a feeling. To be here in Melbourne with such an amazing crowd on this beautiful day and to get the first pole of the year is a true blessing. This is the power of teamwork. Iโ€™m so appreciative of everyone in our team for putting all those hours in and working to perfection as we prepared for the first race weekend of 2019. The mission isnโ€™t over. Tomorrow itโ€™s race day and our focus remains to see this job through. Letโ€™s get it! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ #Pole #TeamLH #AusGP Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 

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Fantastic job Lewis not just to take pole but lap record too, brilliant really lookin forward to this race tomorrow to see you start the title fight in style go win it for you but also for Charlie, i know you will do everything you can, go get it champ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ˜ #TeamLH #UnleashTheBeast #ThankYouCharlie

Congratulations Lewis Hamilton. My champion

Well done Lewis, awesome start, and well done Valtteri a great 1 2 for the team #Mercedesbestteambestdrivers

Congratulations Lewis great job well done !!!! Good luck for the race tomorrow!!!

Good luck Lewis ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ #TeamLH

Well done Lewis!!!! Sadly we can't watch you on the TV anymore so I will dearly miss you. I love watching formula one but Sky is just too dear. Good luck for this season. You make us all proud. Lots of love from me. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Amazing first qualifying of the season, super excited for tomorrow ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿโค๏ธ we need a different colour emoji car!!!!!xx

Congratulations ๐Ÿพ all the best for tomorrow,have a great new season

Great job today Lewis. Now let's hope Verstappen and Vettel take each other out on turn 1 :)

Congratulations! Well done Lewis!๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Well done! Now to knock vettel off of his Melbourne race winning streak ๐Ÿ˜€

Well done Lewis and Valtteri all the best for tomorrow.

Congratulations Lewis, good luck in the race tomorrow #teamLH.

Awesome quali and pole Lewis, and great job by Bottas too. Good luck for tomorrow ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

produced, when required. final sector ๐Ÿ˜

Good luck in the race, Champ!

Fantastic job in the office Lewis๐Ÿ‘see you tomorrow ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ

Awesome Lewis (as always) โค๏ธ

Congratulations start as you mean to go on! Best of luck tomorrow ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ #TeamLH

Welcome to my home and what stunning weather we are having!!

Well done Lewis , is just sat down to watch the qualifying lol

Love u Lewis Hamilton, you can win tomorrow xxโค

on top down under! Good luck in the race! I'll be willing you to convert it and Valteri for the team! 1-2 Champ, Sending ๐Ÿ™

Nice one, Champ. With Bottas as rear gunner๐Ÿ˜‰

Cracking pole lap, can't wait for the race ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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6 days ago

Lewis Hamilton

A real positive buzz on the track today. The car is flowing beautifully. Weโ€™re ready for the fight tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ #AusGP #F1 ๐Ÿ“ท Motorsport Images Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport ... See moreSee less

A real positive buzz on the track today. The car is flowing beautifully. Weโ€™re ready for the fight tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ #AusGP #F1 ๐Ÿ“ท Motorsport Images Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 

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My son cant wait 2 watch u.good luck

So proud of you Mr. Lewis Hamilton. A real CHAMP

Bottas needs to come to the party and donโ€™t leave it to Lewis to fight off the Ferrariโ€™s and Red Bulls on his own .

With the start of this year's F1 season just about to commence in Melbourne, here's my watercolour homage to Lewis Hamilton MBE. Hopefully, you'll bring home another WDC title.

You can do this Lewis and Bottas,,we all believe in you.Lewis you can take the fight to the Ferrari's and show them that you and the Mercedes F1 Team is ready to do business when it really matters.May God Bless the whole Mercedes F1 team with wisdom and understanding so that you can improve the car and go from strength to strength this season.With God all things are possible ๐Ÿ˜€

watched P1 and P2. Looks very impressive. Looking forward to the Race on Sunday. Time to get your Australian win back Lewis.

Unreal run this morning in qualifying, looked so intense......unbelievably close with Bottas and couldn't help notice at how much input may have actually been required to keep the car straight down to turn one for each flying lap.......like it was twitching and bouncing all over the place.....#AgainYouRise

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Power (๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Mercedes Benz ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช) and the Glory (๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Lewis Hamilton ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง).

I would love to see HAM, BOT an RAI on the podium. The bogan Ferrari boo-boys would have a meltdown.๐Ÿ˜†

Come on Champ! We are here to support you all the way, its time for you to win from Pole in Australia its Hammer time, good luck Champ and to all the team more power to you all, so excited looking forward for the race on Sunday ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•#TeamLH44#๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ”จ

Lets go Lewis #Team44LW2019๐Ÿ‡ง

Absolutely everything crossed for tomorrow, good luck

Dai FERRARI.con Carletto siamo vicini.forse.bo.ma.che vuoi che sia un secondo in FORMULA 1

The best world champion f1 chouchou bad boy Lewis Hamilton love and kiss

Good luck Lewis! Be ur usual brilliant self.

Fingers crossed for a great race and top positions for Mercedes

Come on lewis I need my birthday week to end on a high team#44

Great drive today Lewis, you are my hero. Xxxx

Good luck for tomorrow. I know youโ€™ll smash it! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

All the best! Looking forward to Sunday race day.

Up early in UK to watch you drive! Be kind be safe!

Nailed it! Great one champ hope that's got all of the crew buzzing as well!

Good luck for the weekend

And so it begins. ๐Ÿ˜Š Have a great 2019 season. Looking forward to it! ๐Ÿค—

Will soon be HAMMERTIME ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”จ wishing you all the luck. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿพ

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