Stand on the Winner’s Podium with the F1 champion!
Lewis Hamilton, the Formula 1 World Champion, joins an impressive line-up of sporting greats past and present in our interactive Sport’s Zone. The F1 whizz kid wears an exact replica of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit and he holds a replica Lewis Hamilton race helmet. In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records, while finishing second in the 2007 Formula One Championship. He won the World Championship the following season and stated he wants to stay with the McLaren team for the rest of his F1 career. He is currently dating Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls.
1985: Born Lewis Carl Hamilton in Hertfordshire, England
1993: Lewis’s motorsport career started
1998: Signed by McLaren and Mercedes-Benz to their Young Driver Support Programme
2007: Became a McLaren F1 driver
2008: Lewis wins the Formula 1 World Championship, becoming the youngest driver to win the title
2009: Awarded an MBE by the Queen in the 2009 New Years Honours