Capital: € 250 million
Age: 35
Born: 07/01/1985
Country of origin: Great Britain (UK)
Source of wealth: Formula 1 racing driver
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver who has been active in Formula 1 since the 2007 season and has already won six world championships there. He is the most successful driver in the history of Formula 1 after the legendary Michael Schumacher. Today, in addition to his active career, he is also a testimonial for numerous international brands and an Instagrammer with over 13 million followers.

Early life

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton was born on January 7th, 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire in England. His love of speed was practically in his cradle, since he was named after the legendary athlete Carl Lewis.

However, it soon became apparent that Lewis Hamilton felt he belonged to another sport. Racing. After some initial successes in karting, the then only thirteen-year-old was included in the McLaren youth program in 1998. In the years that followed, Hamilton won almost every competition he competed in. For example, in 2005 the Formula 3 Euro series and only a year later the GP2 series, which is rightly regarded as a preliminary stage to Formula 1. So it was only a logical consequence that Hamilton was finally called into the premier class of racing for the season and received one of the highly coveted cockpits in Formula 1 at McLaren.


Lewis Hamilton’s career can already be described as unique, even while he was still active. At six now! After Michael Schumacher, he is the most successful driver ever.

In the beginning, nobody could assume that his success would reach such proportions. However, it soon became clear what great potential Hamilton was able to achieve in the premier class, with the greatest competition. In his debut season in 2007, he immediately achieved the title of Vice World Champion and just a year later he crowned his performance with the world title and the youngest world champion of all time.

After that, time at McLaren became increasingly difficult. Not least because of their own demands on themselves and the team that had supported him for years and made his career possible.

Finally, the collaboration with McLaren ended in 2013 with the change to the competing racing team from Mercedes. Hamilton then got five more for his new team in the following years! more world titles.

Career highlights

2008: Won the first Formula 1 World Championship
12/31/2008: Awarding of the Order of Merit “Member of the british empire” by Queen Elisabeth II
2014: Winning the second Formula 1 World Championship after years of inferiority in the teams
2019: World title number six makes him the most successful driver after Michael Schumacher

Famous quotes

“You can knock me down, but I get up twice as strong.”
“You can throw me down, but I’m coming back twice as strong.”
“I like taking risks. I like trying new things, whether it be style or restaurants or whatever. ”
“I like to take risks. I like trying new things, be it in looks, in restaurants, or whatever. ”

The quotations clarify what inner views and attitudes make up Hamilton. He stands by what he does and does it with full conviction. Be it in private with his very extroverted lifestyle or in his career, which he pursues meticulously and works hard on. Setbacks, like the unsuccessful years after his first Formula 1 title, did not make him give up. Instead, he finds new motivation to work harder and return to success.

Amazing facts

In addition to his career as a professional racing driver, Lewis Hamilton is also a passionate motorcyclist.

Various models from different manufacturers are in his possession. With the MV Agusta brand, he was even allowed to launch his own special model on the open market. Between the seasons in Formula 1, Hamilton has also been able to test racing motorcycles of the Moto GP, which is why there are rumors now and then about a possible change to this racing series.

In addition to motorcycles, Hamilton has another passion. The music. Through numerous international artists in his circle of friends, he also has the opportunity to develop his skills as a rapper at any time. Maybe we can look forward to our own album soon?

For some years now, Hamilton has also turned to a conscious lifestyle and a vegan diet. He says about it himself that he only has the necessary energy and strength every day to be able to cope with the daily training, even at a somewhat advanced age. He is considered one of the big figureheads of the vegan scene, because it shows that unique successes, a body trained in every detail and an alert mind are not only well compatible with a vegan diet, but may only be achievable as a result.


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