Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the McLaren team, ... More »Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the McLaren team, and was the 2008 Formula One World Champion. Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, "I want to race for you one day ... I want to race for McLaren." Less than three years later McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support Programme. After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he drove for McLaren in 2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years after his initial encounter with Dennis. Coming from a mixed-race background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is often labelled "the first black driver in Formula One". In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records, while... [ Wikipedia ]

Whitmarsh: 'Hamilton's move money motivated'

Happier times: Martin Whitmarsh (left) celebrates with Lewis Hamilton after he won this season's Canadian Grand Prix. (CNN) -- McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh has questioned the reasons behind Lewis Hamilton's imminent move to Mercedes, suggesting the 2008 world champion's ...

Lewis Hamilton secures pole at Abu Dhabi GP

Lewis Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 40.630 seconds on the 3.5-mile Yas Marina circuit, 0.348 seconds quicker than Masrk Webber. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton's slim hopes of winning a second drivers' championship got a boost Saturday when he ...

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McLaren head thinks Lewis Hamilton regrets moving to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton signed a three-year contract with the Mercedes team, leaving McLaren after 14 years. LONDON (AP) -- The head of McLaren believes Lewis Hamilton rushed into a decision to leave the team and regrets moving to Formula One rival Mercedes. Hamilton will end his ...

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Vettel title charge held up as Hamilton takes pole in Abu Dhabi

Lewis Hamilton is in confident mood after knocking the Red Bulls off pole in Abu Dhabi. (CNN) -- Sebastian Vettel's title charge was held up Saturday as Britain's Lewis Hamilton took pole for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a commanding performance in qualifying. Hamilton was ...

Lewis Hamilton forced to back down in helmet row: McLaren star left red-faced by offensive message |...

Lewis Hamilton has been forced into his fifth embarrassing climbdown of the season after ditching a specially designed helmet for the USA Grand Prix which bore a highly offensive message. During Friday practice, Hamilton wore a Stars and Stripes crash helmet bearing the initials ...

Lewis Hamilton is hugely motivated to join Mercedes, says Ross Brawn

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has no doubt when Lewis Hamilton joins his team next season he will be fully committed. McLaren counterpart Martin Whitmarsh last week suggested Hamilton had started to regret his switch to Mercedes after signing a £45million, three-year ...

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BBC Sport Lewis Hamilton has had regrets over leaving

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes Lewis Hamilton has already had regrets about his move to Mercedes. Whitmarsh said he did "not fully understand" the reasons behind Hamilton's decision to join a less competitive team. "I think he has on occasions [regretted it]," ...

Lewis Hamilton wants family vibe to help him to final McLaren win

Lewis Hamilton is hoping positive family vibes will carry him to the final victory he craves with McLaren. Before ending his 14-year association with McLaren after signing a three-year deal to join Mercedes from next season, Hamilton recently expressed his desire to take the ...

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Abu Dhabi GP Qualy: Lewis Hamilton claims a dominant pole as Fernando Alonso falters

Lewis Hamilton has thrown a sizeable spanner into the World Championship works by claiming pole position for the Abu Dhabi GP as the pressure finally began to take a toll on title chasers Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. His late-braking style perfectly suited to the characteristics ...

Regrets? Martin Whitmarsh has a few as Lewis Hamilton prepares to leave McLaren

Martin Whitmarsh has expressed his regret and frustration at the imminent prospect of Lewis Hamilton leaving McLaren with just a single World Championship to his name. Hamilton's association with the team for whom he has driven for boyhood will come to an end at the end of the ...

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Lewis Hamilton: I've no regrets over leaving McLaren

Lewis Hamilton has admitted to suffering no second thoughts regarding his move to Mercedes in the wake of their recent dismal form. Since Hamilton announced he was quitting McLaren after 14 years with the Woking-based marque and signing a three-year deal with Mercedes, the German ...

Lewis Hamilton targets fun finish at McLaren

Lewis Hamilton is determined to have some fun at the end of his days with McLaren before tackling what he believes will be a tough debut campaign with Mercedes. Hamilton's slender hopes of winning this year's Formula One drivers' title ended in India on Sunday with a fourth-placed ...

Lewis Hamilton will put the breaks on Sebastian Vettel's charge to the title

Lewis Hamilton's own title race may be run, but he expects to play a pivotal role in the title duel between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso at the Indian Grand Prix. After winning the three previous races, Vettel has leapfrogged Alonso to lead the championship by six points ahead of ...

McLaren ve en el dinero la causa de la salida de Lewis Hamilton

(CNN) — El director del equipo McLaren, Martin Whitmarsh, ha cuestionado las razones detrás del inminente cambio de Lewis Hamilton a Mercedes, sugiriendo que el cambio del campeón mundial de 2008 está motivado por el dinero. Hamilton anunció en septiembre que terminará la ...

Button: U.S. return is important for F1

Button's future in F1 is tied with McLaren for next season, but he will have a new teammate following Lewis Hamilton's decision to join rivals Mercedes. When Button joined McLaren in 2010 as a newly-crowned world champion, it was hoped he could form an all-British dream partnership with ...

Lewis Hamilton might be regretting his move to Mercedes next season

McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh believes Lewis Hamilton is already having regrets over his move to Mercedes next season. Whitmarsh concedes he still does "not fully understand" why Hamilton opted to quit McLaren after 14 years and join a team that has won just one race since ...

Hamilton secures pole at Abu Dhabi GP

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, pole position, Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia, right, second fastest time, and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, left, third fastest time, pose for media after the qualifying session at the Yas Marina ...

Vettel and Hamilton set pace in Abu Dhabi

The German lapped the floodlit Yas Marina circuit with a quickest lap of one minute 41.751 seconds in the evening session after McLaren's Lewis Hamilton claimed the honours in the afternoon with a time of 1:43.285. Hamilton was second on the timesheets in the second practice for ...

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'Checo' Pérez quiere ser un 'Chicharito' en las pistas con McLaren

Pérez busca trabajar con Button, cuya relación con su actual compañero Lewis Hamilton se ha deteriorado este año. “Hablé con Jenson un poco desde que firmé para McLaren”, dice Pérez. “Parece ser un chico grandioso y creo que será divertido como compañero de equipo. Es un chico muy duro ...

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