Owning many excellent consecutive wins, Lewis Hamilton is believed to be one of the F1 legendary racers on the world.
Who is Lewis Hamilton?
Lewis Hamilton has full name of Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton. He was born on January 7th 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. Before entering Mercedes racing team, he had participated in playing for Manor Motorsport at ASM Formula 3 and ART Grand Prix.
In 1998, Lewis Hamilton had a contract with McLaren.I n 2008, he was the first coloured and youngest racer in the history of Formula 1 when winning the World Driver’s Championship. In 2003, Hamilton moved to sign a contract with F1 Mercedes team and until now he has won many illustrious victories.
Lewis Hamilton is believed to be one of the most successful F1 racers in history
Over 10 recent years, Lewis Hamilton, who is a bright star in the racing world, accompanied with many impressive achievements as well as attracting manifold fans. His old outfits in racing times are always sold like hotcakes and not inferior to celebrity. he has been praised for disregarding convention and public opinion, and has been described as one of the last “superstar” drivers.
As of 2019, Lewis Hamilton has won the championship 6 times, as is his tally of 84 race victories as well as 151 podium finishs, and just behind the world’s Driver champion – Micheal Schumacher who has won 7 times. Lewis Hemilton is believed to be one of the most successful racers in competition history of the most honourable speed sport in the world, F1.
Lewis Hamilton’s outstanding achivements at F1 tournament
Lewis Hamilton won the world championship for the second time when he took part in F1 in 2008. Then, he always preserved his standing and won the trophy in the following years 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, 2019.
- Winning the championship for the first time at Grand Prix Brazil 2008
- Winning the championship for the second time at Grand Prix Abu Dhabi 2014
- Winning the championship for the third time at Grand Prix USA 2015
- Winning the championship for the fourth time at Grand Prix Mexico 2017
- Winning the championship for the fifth time at Grand Prix Mexico 2018
- Winning the championship for the sixth time at Grand Prix USA 2019
The career stages of Lewis Hamilton
1993 – 2000: Karting and signing a contract with Mclaren
In 1993, he was just 8 years old, he had his passion for speed and expressed his promising talent when participating in karting tournament. From that very time, he attracted the Mclaren boss’ attention, Ron Dennis.
In 1998, Hamilton was chosen by Ron Dennis and signed a contract with Mclaren for training. Dennis delivered on his promise and signed Hamilton to the McLaren driver development programme. This contract contained clauses for his future participation in F1 in Mclaren team. Thanks to this contract which included an option of a future Formula One seat, Hamilton is the youngest driver who signed F1 racing tournament contract.
Signing a contract with Mclaren is the most important milestone in Lewis Hamilton’s career
2001 – 2005: The professional racer at young racing tournaments
When he was 16 years old, Hamilton began racing at prestigious tournaments such as Formula Renault and Formula 3. In 2004, Hamilton participated in more considerable tournaments such as Formula 3 Euro Series and Macau Grand Prix or Master of Formula 3.
In 2005, Hamilton arrived at AMS Formula 3 team. During this period, Lewis Hamilton achieved some remarkable achievements as gaining the championship at Formula Renault 2,0 UK 2003 with a victory of 10/15 matches, winning the championship of Formula 3 Euro Series 2005 with a victory of 15/20 matches, and achieving the championship at Master of Formula 3 2005. He also won the Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort. After the season a British magazine featured him in their “Top 50 Drivers of 2005” issue, ranking Hamilton 24th.
From 2001 to 2005, Lewis Hamilton took part in many racing tournaments
2006: Racing at GP2 series
GP2 is the young racing tournaments of F1. In 2016, Lewis Hamilton won the championship at this tournament with 5/21 matches. Hamilton is one of the rare racers who skipped the stage as a test driver in Mclaren.
In 2006, Hamilton has won the championship at GP2 Series
2007: A perfect beginning but losing the championship
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso were chosen by Mclaren team to replace the racing pair, Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard at F1 tournament that year. Hamilton demonstrated that he was not weaker than Ferlando Alonso (F1 champion).
During all the first 9 races, he stand on the podium on account of 2 winning at North America (Canada and US). He didn’t win the championship, because he had an accident at GP Europe when racing in the heavy rain. Having been cured temporarily, he still drove mainly and finished at 9th.
After finishing on the podium in his debut, Hamilton went on to set several records as he finished runner-up in the 2007 World Drivers’ Championship. This later resulted in a Formula One drive with Mclaren in 2007, making Hamilton the first and only black driver to race in the sport.
In 2007, Lewis Hamilton had an accident at GP Europe
2008: Winning the championship for the first time
At the 2008 tounament, Lewis Hamilton still show the excellent standing. In this time, his main racing rival was Felipe Massa. Although he won only 5 matches which were less than the rival, he won Felipe Massa by one point. Because of this situation, he won the World’s Driver Championship for the first time.
In 2008, Lewis Hamilton won the World’s Drive Championship for the first time
2009: The most difficult time in his career
At racing tournament 2009, Lewis Hamilton’s result had been abolished at the the opening match in Australia due to a mistake of not following the command of the supervisor. Then, he could not score in 5 consecutive races.
This is believed to have been the longest non-racing series in his career. However, during the next races of the tournament, Mclaren had made breakthrough changes that helped Lewis Hamilton win 2 times and stand on the podium 3 times.
In 2009, Hamilton’s result was abolished at the opening match in Australia due to a mistake of not following the command of th supervisor
2010: Shining in the middle of the tournament
In the 2010 tournament, Lewis Hamilton was not able to win the first 6 races. However, from the middle of the tournament he was the best racer. Hamilton entered the final round of the 2010 season with a chance of winning the title, but ultimately finished fourth as Sebastian Vettle won the race to take his maiden drivers’ crown.
2011: Failing by the teammate
In the 2011 tournament, it was the first time in his F1 career, he has had a lower score than his teammate after the end of the tournament. He achieved 3 victories but not be able to lead the Ranking because of Vettle’s domination.
The 2012 season is the last tournament which he raced for Mclairen team. In this tournament, he only ranked the 4th at the end, because of the errors on fuel and accidents happenned totally.
2013: Enlisting for Mercedes
However, before the end of 2012, Hamilton announced that he would be joining Mercedes for the 2013 season, replacing the retiring Michael Schumacher.This is also the only season that he gained less victory than his teammates but still achieved a lot more wins.
In 2013, Lewis Hamilton has enlisted for Mercedes team
2014: Winning the championship again
Despite having unfotunate beginning, Lewis Hamilton won 4 consecutive races and was on top of the rank. 2014 was the first time in his racing career, he won 4 consecutive races. During the racing period, Hamilton and Rogsberg had many conflicts and broken friendship. At the end of the tournament, Hamilton have triumphed the championship for the second time.
In 2014, Lewis Hamilton has triumphed the championship for the second time
2015: Complete domination
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 the 2015 tournament, Lewis Hamilton had 10 wins and only 2 times without reaching podium. The rivalry between him and Rosberg intensified, climaxing in a heated battle at the race where Hamilton won in an action-packed, wheel-to-wheel battle with his teammate. By mean of this complete domination, Lewis Hamilton defeated Rosberg.
2016: Being defeated by the teammate
In the 2016 tournament, Roberg had won 4 opening matches. But then, Hamilton won 6/7 next races and achieved th No.1 position in the rankings. Nevertheless, after the summer vacation, Lewis Hamilton could not preserve driver’s standing and lost the championship by Rosberg. This is the second time in his racing career, Hamilton had lower points than his teammate.
2017: Regaining the championship
In the 2017 tournament, Nico Roberg suddenly announced his retirement, which brought many advantages for Lewis Hamilton. At that very time, he won the 69th pole and broke Micheal Schumacher’s previous record.
In 2017, Lewis Hamilton has won the championship for the fourth time
2018: Winning the championship for the fifth time
At the opening of the tournament, it wasn’t really lucky for him to gain the pole, but he had achieved the second title in Australia, then the third title in Bahrain, and the fourth title in China. He officially won the championship at GP Mexico. During the season, Hamilton signed a two-year contract with Mercedes, reported to be worth up to £40 million per year, making him the best-paid Formula One driver in history.
2019: Winning the championship for the sixth time
In the 2019 tournament, Lewis Hamilton have won and taken the 6th championship. Up to now, he have gained the championship 6 times and only had less 1 championship to stand abreas the legendary racer Micheal Schumarcher. Hamilton who is the most successful British driver in the sport, owning more race victories than any rather British drivers.
In 2019, Lewis Hamilton have won the sixth championship
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes racing team
Now, Lewis Hamilton is the most important and famous of F1 Mercedes racing team witht he slogan for the brand is “the best or nothing”. This racing team has a head office in Brackley, England. Mercedes-Benz is known for a luxurious brand that has won many championships in Europe as well as the F1 racing champion. Mercedes has won both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships for every year from 2014 to 2019. They are the only Formula One team to ever win six consecutive “double-championships”. Mercedes is also one of the model car firms which is going to participate in F1 racing tournament in Ha Noi 2019 – 2020.
Because of outstanding achievements gained in the racing career, we have to admit that Lewis Hamilton (34 years of age racer) is always a bright star at F1 racing track. He has had impressive perfomances year by year, at the tournaments as well as races.
Lewis Hamilton is able to perceive car wheels and send the data for Pit street technique in order to take the options which have a critical influence on the tournament. Having signed a contract with Mercedes that lasts until 2020, it was confirmed Hamilton would defend his title in 2019. Hamilton who is always willing to take part in the race, together with a fair competive attitude gets ready for facing with both opponents and teammates.