Lewis Hamilton, the youngest ever Formula 1 World Champion, joins an impressive line-up of sporting greats past and present in our interactive Sport’s Zone. F1 whizz kid wears an exact replica of his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit and he holds a replica Lewis Hamilton race helmet.
Lewis gave a sitting for our studios team before his sensational Championship victory last year and has taken a team of 12 sculptors and artists six months to create the figure.
1985: Born 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