After becoming the ninth British Formula 1 World Champion in only his second season in the sport back in 2008, Lewis Hamilton is now a three-time champion racing with the dominant Mercedes team. As the second most winning driver to have ever competed in the sport, is the only way up for Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton Profile

Full Name Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Nationality British
Date of Birth 7th January 1985
Car Number 44
F1 Debut Australia 2007
Best Race Result 1st
Titles 3
Wins 53
Poles 61
Podiums 104
Fastest Laps 31
Place in 2016 Championship 2nd

Lewis Hamilton’s Journey to Formula One

Early life.

Year Series Championship Position
2001 Formula Renault 2000 UK Winter Series 5th
2002 Formula Renault 2000 UK 3rd
2002 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 5th
2003 Formula Renault 2.0 UK 1st
2003 Formula Renault 2000 Masters 12th
2003 Formula Renault 2000 Germany 27th
2004 Formula 3 Euro Series 5th
2004 Bahrain Superprix 1st
2004 Macau Grand Prix 14th
2004 Masters of Formula 3 14th
2005 Formula 3 Euro Series 1st
2005 Masters of Formula 3 1st
2006 GP2 Series 1st

Early career

Lewis Hamilton’s F1 Career

F1 career


Hamilton will be determined to bounce back from his 2016 title defeat. With a new team-mate alongside him, will he be unstoppable in his eleventh season in the sport? Or could Valtteri Bottas prove to be a true title rival?

Lewis Hamilton F1 Championship Results

Year Championship Position
2007 2nd
2008 1st
2009 5th
2010 4th
2011 5th
2012 4th
2013 4th
2014 1st
2015 1st
2016 2nd