Lewis Hamilton who is a British formula one racing driver was born on 7th January 1985. Currently, he is racing for Mercedes AMG Team. Lewis is the Formula One World Champion of the year 2008 and 2014. He is the native of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England UK. As a child, he was named as Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton. His father Anthony Hamilton is a black British whereas his mother Carmen Larbalestier of a white British. His parents got separated when he was at the age of two. He was raised up in Roman Catholic.
In the year 1991, his father brought him radio controlled car that gave him the first taste of racing competition. He then started the go-kart racing in 1993. At that time, he was at the age of eight. He attended John Newman School. When he was at age ten, he won his first British karting championship. Between the year 1998 and 2000, Hamilton won both of the European as well as World Karting titles. He was crowned as the karting world number one in 2000. Before racing in British Formula Renault winter series in 2001, he attended the sixth form at the Cambridge Arts and Sciences. Despite crashing in third race, he finished the series fifth overall. The following year, Hamilton competed in Formula Renault 2000 UK series with the manor motorsport. He finished third in final standings with the three outright wins. For another year also he stayed with the manor and he won the championship.
He also made his first debut that same year in Formula Three by racing in season finale and later at Macau Grand Prix and the Korea Grand Prix in 2004. He then moved to the ASM’s sister GP2 team ART grand prix in 2006 which was leading team of series. His first race as Formula One Driver was in the year 2007 at Australia Grand Prix. He then signed the three years deal with the Mercedes Benz in 2013. He then secured his fist win with the new team in Hungary that made him first British Racing Driver who won a Mercedes since Stirling Moss in the year 955.
To talk about his personal life, he is in relationship with Nicole Scherzinger who is a lead singer of an American girl band called Pussycat Dolls. The couple started dating with each other in November of the year 2007. In January 2010, it was announced that, they were separated to get focus on their careers. Later, they were again seen together at 2010 Turkish Grand Prix as well as Canadian Grand Prix in the Montreal on 13th June 2010. Between the year 2011 and 2013, Lewis and Nicole got separated and reunited for number of times. They again got back together in the month of November of 2013 and as of Novemebr 2014, they are still a couple.
Apart from that, Hamilton is now at the age of 29 and he stands tall at the height of five feet and eight inches. He is from the mixed background. He is often labeled as The First Black Driver in Formula One. In addition to that, he is also first driver of the black African heritage who won the major race at the Indianapolis motor speedway in any discipline. In 2009 New Year Honours, the Queen awarded him an MBE. He has an estimated net worth of $250 million. In addition to that, Hamilton was featured in cartoon named Tooned along with Jenson Button and a comedian Alexander Armstong. He is fan of art and his favorite artist is Andy Warhol. He is one of youngest F1 World Champions in history of sport.