Lewis Hamilton is a Formula One driver for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. In 2007, he made his F1 debut with the Mclaren Mercedes team with the two-time world winner Fernando Alonso.
Carl Lewis Davidson Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, on January 7, 1985. His mother is white, Carmen, and his father is black, Anthony. Hamilton defines himself as black. At the age of two, his parents divorced, and he lived with his mother and half-sisters until he was twelve.
Then, Hamilton moved in with his father, stepmother, and half-brother Nicolas. At age five, Hamilton took up karate for self-defence. He was victimized in school. His father bought him a radio-controlled automobile when he was six. Hamilton finished second in the British Radio Car Association championship the following year.
His father gave him a go-kart for Christmas when he was six years old. Anthony Hamilton vowed to support his son’s growing racing career if he remained in school and worked diligently on his studies. Lewis attended The John Henry Newman School in Hertfordshire, a Catholic secondary school. He also played soccer (football) at school. He began his studies at Cambridge Arts and Sciences in early 2001.
In 1998, Hamilton joined the McLaren program for young drivers. In 2007, he became an official McLaren Formula One driver. He is the sport’s first and only black racecar driver. In the 2007 season, he finished as the runner-up to Kimi Raikkonen.
In 2008, Hamilton won his first F1 World Championship, clinching the title in the final race of the season. In 2013, he joined to drive for Mercedes. Beginning in 2014, Hamilton won an additional five World Championships, including consecutive titles in 2014 and 2015. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Hamilton won successive titles for the second time in his career. He has won six world titles as of this writing.
His triumphs are second only to Michael Schumacher’s seven World Drivers’ Championships. During New York Fashion Week in 2018, Hamilton debuted his apparel line TOMMYXLEWIS with American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and models Winnie Harlow and Hailey Baldwin.
Lewis Hamilton has courted controversy throughout his career with his on-track maneuvers and off-track remarks. His statements are frequently analyzed because he is frequently in the public eye. While competing in Spain, he received racial slurs from some Spanish spectators. His rivalry with the Spanish driver Fernando Alonso prompted Spanish fans to hurl insults at Hamilton.
He confesses that his intense competitiveness has occasionally generated friction with other drivers. A week before the 2018 German Grand Prix, Hamilton extended his contract with Mercedes by two years. It was estimated to be worth approximately $50 million annually.
Hamilton said in June 2020 that he would race in a brand-new, all-black Mercedes in favor of Black Lives Matter. Hamilton has criticized Formula One’s lack of diversity. The car, dubbed the Black Arrow, was designed by Hamilton and debuted in Austria over the Fourth of July weekend when the Formula One season finally got underway after being postponed.
What’s About His Personal Life?
In November 2007, Hamilton began dating the lead vocalist of the American girl band the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger. Early in 2010, they parted up to focus on their various jobs, however, they were spotted together at the Turkish and Canadian Grands Prix that year. Between 2011 and 2015, the pair split up and reconciled multiple times until separating for real in February 2015.
After his breakup with Scherzinger, rumors circulated that he briefly dated his longtime buddy Rihanna. In addition, he allegedly dated Rita Ora, Miss Finland Lotta Hinsa, Miss Grenada 2007 Vivian Burkhardt, model Winnie Harlow, Hungarian model Barbara Palvin, and Sofia Richie. Additionally, he was romantically related to Nicki Minaj. The couple enjoyed a lovely holiday in Dubai.
Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One driver for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team with a $285 million net worth. Hamilton is largely considered one of the sport’s finest drivers in history.
Between June 2016 and June 2017, Lewis Hamilton earned around $50 million in prize money and endorsements. From June 2017 through June 2018, he made $51 million. In the subsequent 12 months, he earned $55 million. In 2015, Hamilton was the most wealthy British athlete. He is the highest-paid Formula One driver in history.
In 2019, Hamilton put his New York penthouse on the market for $57 million. The 8,900-square-foot apartment is the largest penthouse loft in the building. It is located in the same Tribeca building as Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Meg Ryan, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Bella Hadid.
In 2017, Hamilton paid $43.9 million for it. He sold this property for $50 million in December 2021. Apparently, he never lived in a unit… Possibly because he also owns the nearby penthouse at 70 Vestry Street, which he purchased in 2019 for $40.7 million. In Kensington, West London, Hamilton owns a four-story mansion with six bedrooms that was constructed in 1860 and is valued at $25 million. Additionally, Hamilton has apartments in the Swiss district of Nyon and in Monaco.