Lewis Hamilton
Country Great Britain
Date of Birth 1985-01-07
Age 32 years
Birth Place Stevenage
Major Teams Mercedes
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

Enjoys relatively seamless transition from McLaren to Mercedes, despite difficulties adapting to F1 W04's braking system. Scores one victory, four podiums and five poles en route to fourth in the championship, two places above team mate Nico Rosberg.

Race winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren celebrates with his Father Anthony Hamilton (GBR) and Step Mother Linda Hamilton (GBR) and the team. Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 29 July 2012 The MP4-27 may have been competitive, but poor luck means the Briton has to wait until Canada to score his first win of the season.

He follows it up with victories in Hungary, Italy and the USA but mechanical gremlins blunt his title charge. Signs to Mercedes for 2013.

Hamilton did not disappoint his new employers, as he enjoyed a relatively seamless transition to only his second F1 team. Victory in Hungary, plus a further four podiums and five pole positions carried him to fourth in the 2013 drivers’ championship, two places above new team mate Nico Rosberg.

2014 would prove to be even better for Hamilton who, armed with the hugely dominant Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, saw off the challenge of team mate Rosberg and several moments of adversity to win 11 races and clinch his second world drivers’ crown.