|Date of Birth||January 3, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Stevenage, GBR|
|Weight/Height||68 kg / 174 cm|
|First GP||March 19, 2007|
|Championships||7 (1 Won)|
|Grand Prix||114 (21 Won)|
The bad boy of Formula 1 racing has already 5 seasons as a driver for McLaren, but it seems longer than that given his troubled relations with his peers and the press.
Lewis Hamilton was born in Stevenage, England, and he is the on of Anthony Hamilton whose family came from Granada in the 50s and his mother, Carmen Brenda Larbalestier.
Like many F1 drives, Hamilton started his career in Karting, and kept progressing through other more competitive categories like Formula Renault, Formula Three and GP2 where he became champion and showed that he was on a league of its own.
It comes to mind and interesting episode in his life, when at the age of nine in a gala to honor young drivers, Hamilton approached Ron Dennis (McLaren boss) and told him the following: "Hi. I’m Lewis Hamilton. I won the British Championship and one day I want to be racing your cars." Naturally Mr. Dennis was impressed and kept the young boy in his mind until 1998 when he offered him to be part of the McLaren Driver Development Program.