Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton was born in London on September 7, 1985. Two years after his birth, the parents of Lewis were divorced, and he remained on the education of the mother. At the age of twelve years, Lewis went to live with his father in Hertfordshire. In the future, Hamilton admitted that it was his father made him a rider. Lewis initially fond of carting on a lot of money spent. His father, Anthony Hamilton had to work on three different studies, to provide training to his son and give him a good go-kart. In nine years, Hamilton has already started to win in karting, and in ten years, he confidently said Ron Davis at the moment is the boss of the team, "McLaren", holding out his notebook for an autograph, that he ever will be driving a car Ron . Davis then wrote in a notebook that Lewis called him after nine years. In June 1998, nine years later, they actually met, and Lewis Hamilton has been allocated a place in the team, "McLaren", he became the youngest race car driver in the history of its existence. In 2001, Lewis was able to compete in karting with the legendary Mikael Schumacher. Hamilton then came to the finish seventh, while Michael Schumacher - the third. Schumacher after the race has twisted reporters that Lewis is an excellent driver, despite his 16 years, and that he will soon be uchuvstvovat in such a famous race as a Formula 1. Lewis' debut on the Formula 1 season came in 2007, during the announcement of his team mate Fernando Alonso. But after a few steps, Hamilton became the leader of the race and has surpassed the achievements of the Alonso. It was at that time, their relationship soured - for example, during the Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis did not skip ahead in time Alonso qualifications. Riders and supporters of one team were rivals and at the end of the season Alonso has terminated the contract with the team, "McLaren" and Hamilton became the first team rider. The very next season, Lewis was able to become the youngest winner of Formula 1, ahead by one point Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. Hamilton first black champion. Currently, Hamilton is McLaren team with Heikki Kovalainen. Contract Lewis Hamilton, who signed for five years, expires in 2012. On account of Lewis's many records in Formula 1. For example, in Lewis was the longest series of podiums in a season - nine.
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Formula 1

2017-05-25 11:24:05

Sebastian Vettel We can win all five races of the season

Sebastian Vettel We can win all five races of the season

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is confident that he could win all the races this season.Sebastian Vettel "I Think that in all five races, we could finish first. We could achieve this, but did not. Sometimes you find yourself on a better side, sometimes not. But I think we have a long season, so all we need is to continue to fight and attack at the limit.We have a fast machine, there is a good package of upgrades, so we don't worry about it. I think we got the points which were earned. To achieve more you need to work more."Vettel has won two of five races, and in the other finished second. Sebastian now leads the championship, ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 6 points.

2017-05-25 11:24:04

Lewis Hamilton New car difficult to fly

Lewis Hamilton New car difficult to fly

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that the new car is very difficult to keep on track.Lewis Hamilton "I really like that modern machines are difficult to fly. It's like when you are watching a cowboy trying to tame a bull or a horse. There is the same feeling when you sit in this car. From this moment begins the real challenge.In the past I have had machines that were beautiful and easy to manage. Before and the settings were more simple.I like this challenge, it really puts me and my engineers to the brink of the possible".

2017-05-23 12:04:02

Lewis Hamilton In Monaco, it is important psychologically to gather

Lewis Hamilton In Monaco, it is important psychologically to gather

Two-time winner of the Monaco Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton believes that in the narrow streets of the Principality you need to brace yourself not to be nervous.Lewis Hamilton "This is a route that requires pilots to maximum concentration and good nerves. You have to be quick and precise in their actions.I stand there for a long time. I spend a lot of time at the factory with the engineers to understand the past of the race. Just last night I was driving on the highway in his car and imagined the trajectory. It's hard, but it helps to get used to the ring.This weekend the new machines wider and faster than last year's, fighting them will be harder. Find the limit - it will be a real challenge. I'm sure this weekend pilots will often encounter barriers.The most important thing in Monaco is to learn to walk before you start Jogging. You need to step up the pace to the final qualification to be ready to leap".

2017-05-21 13:34:03

Lewis Hamilton it is Important to be stable

Lewis Hamilton it is Important to be stable

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that stability will decide the outcome of the title this year.Lewis Hamilton "In my opinion, it is about stability. You can be the first in a single race, but to come second in the next. For me it is a question of adopting that form of struggle that is emerging at the moment.Now it is important to be as stable and consistent. Not so important, if I'm in the lead after the next race. It will be important in the lead after the last race. This is a very long and complicated thought process, that's what gives me the moral hardness. Of course I want to win in Monaco, but not the important points, and a real victory.Actually, from race to race pilots are learning how to reboot reset. Everyone uses their own techniques. Over time you perfect this art. Now I am very glad that you are still involved in the fight for the title. The fight is still very tight".After five races Hamilton concedes Sebastian Vettel 6 points.

2017-05-20 10:34:04

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not going to make Valtteri Bottas pilot number two.Toto Wolff "Yes, the gap is now quite large after the Grand Prix of Spain. But we only had five races and there is still fifteen, so we have no reason to separate the pilots by the numbers. Not at such an early stage of the season.No, we will continue to work as before. Then we'll see."After five races on account of Lewis Hamilton 98 points, while Bottas only 63. However, in the last race and Valtteri was down due to machine failure.

2017-05-18 14:04:05

Bild It was the most brilliant victory of Hamilton

Bild It was the most brilliant victory of Hamilton

German newspaper Bild believes that the victory of Lewis Hamilton in Spain is the brightest in his career.Bild "It was the most incredible battle of Hamilton, he won Sebastian Vettel after the fight wheel to wheel.For three years he raced against Rosberg, but now he must give all of yourself to win".

2017-05-18 12:24:03

Lewis Hamilton Talks in Formula 1 - a game of chess

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that the negotiations in Formula 1 resemble in character the chess.Lewis Hamilton "Formula 1 is an unusual sport. You can be the most prepared, most capable, most talented, but not have nothing. It's terrible, that's what turns me off from this sport.You should do your first steps with incredible diligence and care, taking the right decisions at the right time to be in the right place at the right time.So now comes Alonso. We see that he is one of the best, but his energy and motivation are idle. He is on the last stage of his career, but that doesn't mean he can't win races and titles in the next two to three years".

2017-05-17 13:14:04

Lewis Hamilton It was the most dramatic battle in my memory

Lewis Hamilton It was the most dramatic battle in my memory

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that the battle with Sebastian Vettel in Spain was memorable for its drama.Lewis Hamilton "Vettel was so quick in front of me. It was such a challenge to try to overtake him. I had to perform most strongly, to keep up with him. I think it was the most dramatic fight I remember. Such battles should be more in each race.That's why I race, and that this struggle led me in a race at the beginning of my journey. To fight with four-time champion is an incredible honour. We with Vettel like playing tennis, though frustrated at each other the ball. And the main thing is to hit it and not miss".

2017-05-16 13:24:07

Lewis Hamilton It's Valtteri won me the race in Spain

Lewis Hamilton It's Valtteri won me the race in Spain

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that only thanks to Valtteri Bottas, he was able to win the race Grand Prix of Spain.Lewis Hamilton "it's Great to fight with the other team -it's much nicer than fighting with your partner, since there is no DC voltage. In Sochi, where he won Valtteri, I was very happy for him. I don't have any feelings of envy or disappointment. He did a great job and deserved the result.Valtteri played a huge role in the fight for victory in Spain. Without him I would not be able to achieve first place. He won me the race."After one of the pit stops Sebastian Vettel was behind Bottas. To overtake the Mercedes driver just does not work, and during that time managed to catch up with Hamilton.

2017-05-15 15:44:04

Mechanics of Mercedes was the fastest in Spain

Mechanics of Mercedes was the fastest in Spain

In Spain the fastest pit stop held Mercedes mechanics who serviced the car of Lewis Hamilton for 2,39 seconds. Only six hundredths of a second they lost colleagues from Red Bull.Mechanics in Williams did not get this time the top three.

2017-05-14 17:34:03

Lewis Hamilton It was a real race

Lewis Hamilton It was a real race

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the race Grand Prix of Spain. His main rival, he was ahead a few laps before the finish.Lewis Hamilton "Thank you the stands for the support of all these fans was just incredible today. Every time in Barcelona, I get pleasure from the stands.The race was very difficult, fighting with Vettel turned out to be incredibly dense. I failed the start, but the team has developed an excellent strategy that helped us to overtake Vettel. Today was a difficult struggle, but that is what I love about racing.Physically it was very hard. Neck all right, but I'm completely worn out".

2017-05-14 17:24:05

Sebastian Vettel it is a Pity that we missed victory

Sebastian Vettel it is a Pity that we missed victory

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel had a great first part of the race, but then he missed Lewis Hamilton and eventually finished second with a lag of three seconds.Sebastian Vettel "I had a good start, I attacked the track. Almost immediately I was able to overtake Hamilton, which was very pleased. But for a long time to hold the leaders could not. Today, strategic choices affected the outcome of the race. I was very surprised at how fast was Hamilton on softs. I braked very late, we even collided in the first corner, but both continued the race.It's a shame to miss this race and a possible victory. It could be a great win on a great track. Plan "C" didn't make sense because to move to the latest Software it was very late. Circles was short, I did not have time to win back the lost time".

2017-05-14 16:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Spain

144347 - Today from pole position, 3rd time this season and 64th time in his career, will start Lewis Hamilton.144414 - Next to it is the place to start is the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144547 - Second row turned completely Finnish Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.144626 - the Third row behind the pilots of Red Bull last year's winner Max Verstappen and Daniel ricciardo.144646 - the Seventh will start the hero of skill and the idol of the local fans Fernando Alonso144721 - Honda brought an updated engine and it allowed for the first time in the season to qualify for the finals of qualification. That's just enough reliability to earn points144745 - Completing the top ten Sergi Perez, Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.144801 - Next Magnussen, Sainz, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Palmer, Stroll, Kvyat and Vandorn.144836 - Actually, the last was to be launched Daniil Kvyat, who was having problems with the updated car, but Stoffel Vandorn received a fine for the replacement of elements of the power plant.144907 - Before the start.

2017-05-13 20:14:03

Qualification account after five stages

After five qualifiers, four teams, there is a marked dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-2Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-0Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-2Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 4-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 5-0McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 5-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-3Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 5-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 2-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-3.

2017-05-13 16:54:05

Lewis Hamilton great job team

Lewis Hamilton great job team

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the qualification of Grand Prix of Spain. The British pound is the 3rd pole this season and 64 in his career.Lewis Hamilton "I would like to mention the incredible support from the stands. Today we drove like a football stadium. The atmosphere was incredible, perhaps that is what helped me win today. Thanks to the team for their excellent work on the car. All of our upgrades and ideas worked, as expected.The first and second rounds were like clockwork, but the third had to work hard. Thanks again to the fans for their support, the stands in Spain are the best".

2017-05-12 20:34:03

Lewis Hamilton This weekend starts better than Sochi

Lewis Hamilton This weekend starts better than Sochi

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton showed the best results in the first and second practices Grand Prix of Spain. Briton pleased with how the race weekend.Lewis Hamilton "the First practice went just fine, and the second much conditions have changed the road became slippery, strong wind blew. It was difficult, but no less interesting.The team has prepared some novelties, and they all worked. This weekend starts better than in Sochi, and I am very happy".

2017-05-12 12:14:03

Nico Rosberg Hamilton more talented than me

Nico Rosberg Hamilton more talented than me

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg admitted that his former teammate Lewis Hamilton is more talented than he is.Nico Rosberg "I had to rely on the success with zeal, absolute commitment and zero compromise. It was the only way I could work my way up.In Formula 1 there are pilots that are more talented than I am. Maybe it's even my former teammate. He is one of the best pilots of all time and an incredible enemy.It's been five months since our last dispute with Lewis. I don't know what can prevent us to be friends again".

2017-05-09 13:04:05

Chapter Mercedes I Have no magic bullet for Hamilton

Chapter Mercedes I Have no magic bullet for Hamilton

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that he has no money from the problems of Lewis Hamilton this season.Toto Wolff "We have spent the time to understand what happened in Russia, trying to understand why we are unable to make Lewis work more effectively.I can say that I have no magic pills to Lewis, you just need a lot of work and attention to detail.We have to give him the necessary tools to work with in future races, and it will be our main focus of work.

2017-05-09 13:04:03

Lewis Hamilton I'm sad to see the failure of McLaren

Lewis Hamilton I'm sad to see the failure of McLaren

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton again noted with regret the problems McLaren, the team where he started his career in Formula 1.Lewis Hamilton "this team always has a place in my heart, I was with them for so long, and I'm definitely sad to see such a great team is not able to fight at the top.Often things happen that are beyond our control and often things happen that are under our control, which are determined by the decisions, ultimately, groups of people or individuals to make responsible decisions for the team. Now I think they are trying to take steps forward, trying to make decisions and develop the team in the right direction.I see that they have made big changes in the management structure. The important thing is that they do not lose myself, my soul, they're still the guys with whom I raced and achieved the title.I very much hope that they will return to fight for the victory, because that would be great. They have not won any races since I left, but I think that they will be able to do it as soon as I solve the problem with the power plant".Hamilton drove for McLaren in 2007-2012 In 2008 Lewis won the first title.

2017-05-09 09:24:07

Paddy Lowe the Mass is the best teacher for Strolla

Paddy Lowe the Mass is the best teacher for Strolla

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that the best mentor for lance Stroll than Felipe Massa, it is difficult to find.Paddy Lowe "I admired Felipe as a competitor for many years, especially in 2008, when I was at McLaren with Lewis Hamilton, and it was a really hard battle between two teams. In that year he did a fantastic job, and as you know, he was for a short time the world champion. Felipe - pilot world-class, so working with him very well.It is always a good starting point for pilots when they obviously love what they do. I am very pleased to work with the Ground and Strolla. His experience is just huge, and he's the guy for whom you did not worry when he's in the car on the track. You know he'll do his best.It's fantastic, especially at the moment when the lance is in the process of learning. At the same time, Felipe really, really helps him in the coaching plan".

2017-05-04 13:34:05

Bernie Ecclestone I'm looking forward to continue the fight

Bernie Ecclestone I'm looking forward to continue the fight

Honorary President of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone said that he was very nice to watch the classic struggle of Ferrari and Mercedes.Bernie Ecclestone "I think Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will continue to fight for the first place. It will be a very interesting fight.This year Ferrari is really back in the fight for the title, and this is very good news. The fans are very tired of the domination of Mercedes in recent years and the increased competition helps promoters sell more tickets".

2017-05-04 13:34:03

Felipe Massa of Ferrari was very surprised this year

Felipe Massa of Ferrari was very surprised this year

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that Ferrari was struck by his level of performances this year.Felipe Massa "Ferrari is doing what no one expected from her this year. Nobody expected to see what Ferrari will fight not only for victory but also for the title. It's really nice. This shows that the presence of Adrian Newey in the team is not a guarantee for success. Ferrari has proved that the specialists without such big names can work better in different areas. Few people expected this.If I were asked in November of last year, who will be able to deal with Mercedes this year, I would no doubt respond that Red Bull. But now we see that the correct car was built in the Ferrari, not Red Bull".He served Mass for Ferrari in 2006-2013 In 2008 he became the Vice-champion, losing to Lewis Hamilton by just one point.

2017-05-04 10:34:05

Lewis Hamilton I don't think of Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton I don't think of Rosberg

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he does not think about his former teammate, who last season became the champion.Lewis Hamilton "I don't think about Rosberg. We were teammates, we worked together for several years, and now he's retired. I wish him all the best.Last year I lost the title, but ahead of him in wins. I was proud that didn't give up until the end, as always".

2017-05-02 16:34:03

Mercedes a New contract with Bottas will discuss later

Mercedes a New contract with Bottas will discuss later

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that it is early to make conclusions after one win Valtteri Bottas.Toto Wolff "I think it's silly to discuss his position in the team after a few races. You must give him some time, because in the Junior categories and he has achieved excellent results, and Williams was always ahead of his teammate.Now he became a partner of Lewis Hamilton, he's got the pole position and he won the race. But it is too early to talk about the contract."We will remind that the contract with Mercedes Bottas designed for only one season.

2017-05-02 10:44:03

James Allison We will find the cause of the problems Lewis

James Allison We will find the cause of the problems Lewis

Mercedes technical Director James Allison on the instructions Toto finds out the reasons why Lewis Hamilton wasn't speed in Russia.Toto Wolff "Everyone saw that our cars were very competitive on tires Ul, however, the pace decreased on the Supersoft. Why this type of tire does not come with the machine Lewis, we're still looking into. While I don't want to make unfounded statements.Hamilton knows how to win at this track, he won in Sochi. Therefore, the reason for the low rate lies somewhere in the middle between the car tires and the pilot, and we need to figure out what it is".

2017-05-02 10:34:03

Sebastian Vettel I Hope that Red Bull will catch up to us

Sebastian Vettel I Hope that Red Bull will catch up to us

The pilot Ferrari Sebastian Vettel expressed the hope that his bisa the Red Bull team will be able to improve and compete for victory in the race.Sebastian Vettel "I Think that the battle between us and Mercedes will be very dense. I also hope that Red Bull will add and be part of this struggle.There are a lot of rumors about the updates Red Bull. They are a strong team, they know how to build a fast car, so I expect that the issue of progress concerns only the time.But the sooner it happens the more exciting it will be for us a struggle. I am sure that we have the right people, the right tools for progress. It is clear that much still depends on the others team".Sebastian Vettel leads the championship after four stages, ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 13 points.

2017-04-30 18:04:05

Lewis Hamilton My congratulations to Bottas

Lewis Hamilton My congratulations to Bottas

For the first time this season, Lewis Hamilton failed to reach the podium in Sochi the leader of Mercedes finished only fourth.Lewis Hamilton "First of all, I congratulate Bottas, who was fast all weekend. Congratulations to the team on the victory. As for me, I failed the race failed start.The gap from Vettel has grown, but I have not lost hope on the continuation of the struggle. I'll be back in the next race.And now once again, congratulations to Bottas. He did a great job. He's a big lad".

2017-04-29 18:04:04

Qualifying score after four stages

After four qualifiers, four teams dominated one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 2-2Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 4-0Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-1Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 3-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 4-0McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 4-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-2Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 4-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 2-2Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-2.

2017-04-29 17:24:05

Lewis Hamilton I'm not upset that he lost partner

Lewis Hamilton I'm not upset that he lost partner

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton again lost to a team mate in qualifying. At this time, three-time champion qualified fourth.Lewis Hamilton "I'm not upset that I lost my partner, I'm not upset that between me and the pole position this gap. My problem is that on the last sector I lost a lot of time.Pilots Ferrari was just faster than us on this track. They clearly will be quick in the race. I will try to do everything that I can to achieve the best result.