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

2017-07-28 23:34:04

Kevin Magnussen complained about Lewis Hamilton

The pilot Haas Kevin Magnussen remained dissatisfied with the actions of Lewis Hamilton during the second practice of the Hungarian Grand Prix.Kevin Magnussen "in Front of him was empty, but he decided to drive the last sector is very slow. And this is when I was on a quick lap He had no need to go so slowly.He is not the first time stopping this way. I've only gone about four quick rounds, but he still appeared in front of me".

2017-07-28 20:24:03

Lewis Hamilton Not the easiest start to the weekend

Lewis Hamilton Not the easiest start to the weekend

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on the results practices Grand Prix of Hungary was on 5th position.Lewis Hamilton "It's not the easiest start to the weekend. The conditions were just unpredictable. I finished fifth, but the car is clearly capable of more.Red Bull is now among the leaders, so the weekend is expected to be very interesting. This should be good for the fansAt night we will work on balance - the only way we can make the machine what you want. We can make progress, and this is just what we need before the start of qualifying. One in ten will have the value".

2017-07-26 10:54:04

Sebastian Vettel the Race in Hungary will not be decisive

Sebastian Vettel the Race in Hungary will not be decisive

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel is confident that the race in Hungary will be decisive in the fight for the title, despite the approaching summer break.Sebastian Vettel "This battle will not be decisive regardless of the outcome of the race. Yes, ahead of the break, and it would be nice to retire ahead of their opponents. But the decisive battles far ahead."On the eve of the race in Hungary Sebastian Vettel ahead of Lewis Hamilton by just 1 point.

2017-07-24 11:24:02

Lewis Hamilton Fans want the second race in the UK

British pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is confident that his fans are ready to support the race in London.Lewis Hamilton "I feel that the UK is home to Motorsport. Here are the base of almost all teams. Every racing weekend here just crowds of people in the stands. It would be a real shame for Motorsport to lose the British Grand Prix. Moreover, a lot of people here spend a lot of money during the racing days.I don't believe we will lose the British Grand Prix, because the sports world will probably erupt. I will do everything in my power to convince Liberty that it is impossible to abandon the race.We have in the UK a lot of great trails, and we can use Silverstone and other tracks. We used to have two Grand Prix in Spain. It would be cool to have one, the race was held on the stationary track and the second street ring."It is known that currently the company has plans Liberty of the race in London.

2017-07-22 16:44:03

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that a decision on his contract will not be made before the end of this month.Valtteri Bottas "First we need to talk about it in the team before making any official announcement. We came to the point when everyone starts to talk with everyone. It's break time and the middle of the season. You will not hear anything in the next few weeks.As I said, the main goal - a long-term relationship with the team, that's what I want. We still need to wait a few weeks and see how it goes, but it's my goal.Bottas just 23 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel after 10 of the Grand Prix of the season-2017 and by 22 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton, despite the fact that he was the only driver of the trio, who have suffered because of leaving the race during the Spanish Grand Prix.

2017-07-22 16:14:03

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots on the introduction of Halo

The reaction of the pilots of Formula 1 on the introduction of head protection Halo is very different there is negative and positive reviews.Lewis Hamilton "in Addition to the inconvenience of getting in the car, I noticed a big difference. I didn't notice the Halo, not counting the moments when I look in the mirror".Fernando Alonso "When I tried out Halo in Singapore, I discovered that to get out of the car was terribly uncomfortable. Need to put feet to jump out of the car through the frame".Kimi Raikkonen "the First impression when checking visibility positive. Structure does not hinder to look around".Roman Grosjean "It's a dangerous sport, but it is safe in General, because we can drive on the highway at speeds of 370 km/h and avoid deadly accidents. As pilots we certainly don't want the security has ceased to improve, but we also cannot close our eyes to the DNA of Formula 1".Sebastian Vettel "I did not like. In terms of visibility, there are many problems."Jolyon Palmer "Formula 1 is safe enough. I prefer Halo, because this system looks visually less offensive, but it is not needed. It is a half measure. The system will probably be able to stop some items, but not all. The car is ugly, I prefer classical forms."Daniil Kvyat "I would suggest to leave open cockpits".

2017-07-20 10:54:03

Head of Mercedes wants Hamilton in the team

Head of Mercedes wants Hamilton in the team

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he wants Lewis Hamilton left the team.Toto Wolff "we are Now focused on the championship. The struggle is very dense. However, all the talk about the future is very positive.Lewis is closely associated with Mercedes, and we love him as a pilot. I think the same thing he feels towards us. We will try to find agreement for the future.He's in a better team in his hands the best car, we have a good basis for a contract. I do not think that the rumors about the Ferrari matter.The current contract of Hamilton with Mercedes expires at the end of 2018.

2017-07-20 10:34:02

Italian press the Grand Prix of great Britain was a turning point for Ferrari

The Italian publication claims that Ferrari after the failure at Silverstone should fear for the fate of the title.La Gazzetta dello Sport "the Race for Ferrari at Silverstone was the worst this season. The Scuderia returned home worried that the British Grand Prix may have been a turning point in favor of Mercedes. The last three races were tough, but now it's much worse."After the Grand Prix of great Britain Sebastian Vettel ahead of Lewis Hamilton by just one point.

2017-07-19 12:14:03

Head of Mercedes protects Lewis Hamilton

Head of Mercedes protects Lewis Hamilton

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the press has once again twisted his relationship with Lewis Hamilton.Toto Wolff "again the Press came up with a completely crazy story about the relationship between me and Lewis and Lewis and the team. It is actually the opposite.Lewis was absent on holiday in London. But this three-time world champion had just set another record for number of pole positions, so no doubt he knows how to prepare for race weekend.As a leader, I give him that freedom and if he thinks that it is better to stay away, spending time with friends, then so be it".

2017-07-19 11:34:03

Corriere dello Sport Ferrari need to start from scratch

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport believes that a fight for the title Ferrari need to start from scratch.Corriere dello Sport "Mercedes have managed to cope with their problems. At the same time, the speed of the Ferrari gradually weakened. Maranello needs to start from scratch.Form of the Ferrari is so weak that the fight for victory looks all the more pale. Over the summer the team need to change a lot".In the drivers ' championship gap to Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton was reduced to a single point. In the constructors ' championship Mercedes broke away from Ferrari on 55 points.

2017-07-19 09:54:07

Lewis Hamilton I don't know what I will have mood for Christmas

Lewis Hamilton I don't know what I will have mood for Christmas

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton has hinted that before Christmas he was not going to think about a new contract.Lewis Hamilton "I like to drive in Formula 1. But in the future it could happen. It sounds unlikely, but I really don't know what mood I'll be for Christmas. The solution I can accept any".

2017-07-18 13:34:03

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that he is not worried about reduced to a minimum separation from Lewis Hamilton.Sebastian Vettel "there is No reason for panic or anxiety. The last race wasn't very good, but do not forget about how far we were from the leaders last year.It is true that Mercedes was stronger in the last races, but I think the biggest problem for us is qualification. At the same time, we have a quick car, and as soon as we can manage with some problems, the picture can change.

2017-07-18 10:54:05

Ferrari offers a three-year contract Vettel

Ferrari offers a three-year contract Vettel

Ferrari wants Sebastian Vettel has signed a new three-year contract. This is due to the fact that a German might go into a Mercedes in 2019, as soon as the current contract of Lewis Hamilton.According to the rumors, if Vettel will agree to stay together with him to leave and Kimi Raikkonen. It is reported that the President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne agreed to the extension of the contract with Kimi, with a salary of 5 million euros. Raikkonen himself has not yet accepted the offer.The situation commented the head Red Bull Christian Horner "I think that the situation on the market of pilots depends now only from Sebastian Vettel. But it is clear that Red Bull will not change".Previously have been rumors that Max Verstappen has signed a preliminary contract with Ferrari.

2017-07-18 10:54:03

Roman Grosjean Why didn't punish Hamilton

Roman Grosjean Why didn't punish Hamilton

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean was unhappy with the fact that Lewis Hamilton was not fined for blocking during qualifying of the British Grand Prix.Roman Grosjean "I understand that being a champion duel. But the rules must be respected. Stewards are required to give a balanced and unbiased decisions. What happened to me is a violation. In this case, there should not be leniency to applicants for a title".

2017-07-17 10:44:06

Chapter Mercedes Problem transmission will not be repeated

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the problem with transmission will not be repeated this season.Toto Wolff "We are trying to utilize our potential in all areas, but sometimes it goes too far. This is a new area we where looking for speed, but now we have replaced both boxes and the problem will not recur in the future."Recall that due to the failure of the gearbox Lewis Hamilton received a penalty in the form of loss of five positions in Austria. Such punishment in the UK earned and Valtteri Bottas.

2017-07-16 17:44:03

Lewis Hamilton This race is for Billy Monger

Lewis Hamilton This race is for Billy Monger

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won fifth career Grand Prix of great Britain and dedicated the win to Billy Monger, this year, lost both legs while racing in the Junior series.Lewis Hamilton "It wasn't easy, it never is. It's an incredible feeling. I'm glad to see so many British flags in the stands. All of this got me incredibly motivated. Thanks to the team for support, we did all right. It's the perfect weekend for us. Our plan is to win always and everywhere, so we are happy with the results.Special thanks to Billy Monger because he came for this race. I dedicate him this victory".

2017-07-16 16:44:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of great Britain

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of great Britain

145041 - Today from pole position for his home race will start Lewis Hamilton. For he is the fifth pole position at Silverstone.145209 - the Briton won at Silverstone four times, including the last three races.145259 - Next to it will start Kimi Raikkonen, winner of the British stage in 2007.145325 - Second row, championship leader Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.145523 - Starting position of Hamilton.

2017-07-15 23:54:03

Hamilton did not begin to punish for blocking Grosjean

After the final qualifying sessions at Silverstone, Romain Grosjean complained that he prevented Lewis Hamilton, who slowly returned to the pits. Stewards Grand Prix of great Britain studied the situation, but not to punish the owner of the pole position.The stewards have watched the video, analyzed the telemetry from the cars of Hamilton and came to the conclusion that the Mercedes driver did not stop the pilot Haas.

2017-07-15 17:14:05

Lewis Hamilton I won thanks to the fans in the stands

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton for the fifth time won the qualification for the home Grand Prix of great Britain.Lewis Hamilton "I feel good after such a difficult qualifying. I won and all thanks to the fans in the stands. They supported me throughout the weekend. I tried to show my best lap here. I gave all I could. I couldn't afford to disappoint their supporters. I had to win today. I like to fly in English conditions when the weather is constantly changing.The team has done a good job, the tyres worked perfectly, and the high-speed stages was amazing. Tomorrow I start with the best position to win, but we'll see - the race will be long".

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-15 12:44:05

Ross brown 25 racing is not that bad for the staff

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that 25 races is not so much for the championship.Recently, after Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso threatened to leave, if in the future there will be 25 races, CEO Formula-1 chase Carey said that his first priority was to hold 21 races in the season of 2018. But now the rumors are about 25 races back.Ross Brawn "25 race is one race in two weeks. Well, sometimes a little more often. A good life, isn't it Not so long ago pilots participated in the tests each week.We asked 30 countries around the world to consider their candidatures for participation in the championship. This is very interesting, when there were many sports events".

2017-07-14 23:54:04

Lewis Hamilton the Track is just incredible

Lewis Hamilton the Track is just incredible

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on the results practices Grand Prix of great Britain was in second place, behind teammate.Lewis Hamilton "Today we started on a high note. Great to be back at Silverstone. The track is absolutely incredible on the new machines. This is already the best track in the world, but on new cars we get the thrill of aerobatics.We worked all session, fine-tuning the balance, and I think we are in good competitive positions. This is a good basis for further work in the remaining days of the weekend.Every time I left the pits, I was waving to the fans in the stands. I want them to know how much I appreciate their support".

2017-07-13 12:24:03

Head of Mercedes follows the market of the pilots of the season-2019

Head of Mercedes follows the market of the pilots of the season-2019

Mercedes expects to save Valtteri Bottas in the team in 2018. After replacing Nico Rosberg, the Finn won two races, and 15 points behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton.Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that another factor in play is the market for pilots in 2019, when they can come big names, including Daniel ricciardo and Max Verstappen. In the same year is the deadline of the contract with Lewis Hamilton.Toto Wolff "the Market will be pretty interesting in 2019, so you need to plan everything in advance.Most likely, Mercedes will offer Bottas another one-year contract.

2017-07-12 16:24:03

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Sauber have officially confirmed that frdric Vasseur, who previously worked at Renault, will be the new team leader, replacing the previously dismissed Monica, Kaltenborn.Pascal Picchi, Chairman of the Board Sauber "Frederick Wasser worked long enough in Motorsport and has proved itself from the best side. We are happy to see him in the ranks of Sauber".Frederic Vasseur "I am delighted to be a member of the team Sauber and thank you for the trust. I was impressed with the capabilities of each team's base in Hinwil, and also the ambitions of all employees. I am confident that together we will achieve great success. Look forward to the opportunity to start working at a new place."At the head of Renault F1 Vasser worked for a year. He left the French team in February of this year from-for disagreements with Cyril Abiteboul. Prior to that, Vasser led teams in the Junior series and has worked with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas.To work in Sauber Wasser will start from July 17, after the Grand Prix of great Britain.

2017-07-12 10:24:04

Mercedes decides to help Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes decides to help Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes is trying to decide how to help Lewis Hamilton in the fight for the title.Niki Lauda "I will Now consult with Toto, because it is necessary to do something. 20 points behind is a lot."Toto Wolff "We failed Lewis headrest in Baku, we brought it with the gearbox in Austria. Now it's time to strike back".Lewis Hamilton "I Have no magic wand, but with 20 points behind Vettel is not good enough to fight for the title. One race there is nothing to solve. And the greater the gap, the greater the pressure.

2017-07-12 10:14:04

Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas involved in the fight for the title

Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas involved in the fight for the title

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that Valtteri Bottas to equal rights involved in the fight for the title of champion in 2017.Lewis Hamilton "of Course he is involved. He was behind me by 15 points, which is closer than my gap to the leader of the championship. Valtteri fantastic work, and it would definitely be a fight to the end.I think that before the end of the season the balance of forces can dramatically change".

2017-07-11 15:14:04

Ferrari and Mercedes are all happy with their partners

Pilots Ferrari and Mercedes in the person of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, respectively, expressed admiration for his team-mates.Lewis Hamilton "I am very pleased with the teammate that I have this year".Sebastian Vettel "I'm not responsible for signing contracts, but if I were asked, I immediately answered that I prefer Kimi".Recall that neither Kimi or Valtteri don't have contracts for season 2018.

2017-07-09 17:24:04

Daniel ricciardo Fun race

Daniel ricciardo Fun race

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo in the home for the team race finished third. At the end of the race he had to repel the attacks of Lewis Hamilton.Daniel ricciardo "It was a fun race from start to finish. We were very close to Kimi on the first lap, but I was able to beat it.I had to stay ahead of Lewis in Austria. Max withdrew, so all hope for me the stands, the team. I fought to the last. The last laps were very difficult, but I defended myself as best I could. Lewis was very close, so I was glad when I saw the checkered flag.For Ricardo it is the fifth podium in a row. On the podium was not without the traditional champagne in the Shoe, from which, however, refused the winner of the race.

2017-07-09 17:24:03

Lewis Hamilton I am calm

Lewis Hamilton I am calm

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton after starting from eighth position in the race Grand Prix Austria finished only fourth.Lewis Hamilton "I have nothing to say about this race. It didn't go as I would like. We won - the team has achieved its goal. I feel good, because the weekend as a whole was difficult for me. I did everything I could.Ahead of my home race, and I'll do my best to do a clean race and win".