F1 top news

Happy Birthday! Lewis Hamilton turns 30 today

Lewis-Hamilton-2014-Wallpaper
Lewis Hamilton is celebrating his 30th birthday today. As a number of online compliments show, he is one of the most acclaimed racing drivers of his generation.

Born Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton in Stevenage on January 7, 1985, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in British history.

Hamilton always wanted to become a F1 champion – his father Antony Hamilton bought him his first go-kart at the age of six and by the age of eight Lewis was winning class championships.

Lewis-Hamilton-Through-the-years

At the age of ten, Lewis reportedly approached McLaren F1 team boss Ron Dennis for an autograph, and told him: “Hi. I’m Lewis Hamilton. I won the British Championship and one day I want to be racing your cars.”

Even though McLaren F1 team boss told Hamilton to call him in nine years, Ron called Lewis in 1998 and signed him to McLaren’s Driver Development Program.

By 2007, Hamilton found himself as a new McLaren F1 driver, and in his first race ever finished on the podium in third, but by the end of the 2008 season, Hamilton found himself as the youngest driver, and ever win the F1 championship.

The following years saw Lewis remain at the top of his game, and in 2014 he won the F1 championship for the second time – becoming only the fourth British driver to do so and the first in 43 years.

10690251_809834825764514_5012872999791255298_n

Hamilton’s notes: It is hard to believe that 30 years have passed. So many great memories. I have lived my life to fullest & am grateful for the years I’ve had. I want to thank my beautiful mum for bringing me into this world lovingly, & my dad for being such a great father. I hope I get to see many more years & create more memories. I want to see us all help heal this world, and I hope & pray that in the not too distant future, every child gets to live a healthy & happy life just as I have. Thank you all, my fans, for supporting me. We win & we lose together. I’m going for number 3!!

Facebook Comments
Loading...
2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV or any other subsidiary associated with the official Formula One governing organizations The website is an unofficial website, all names and logos used here are property of their respective owners, more specially FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE, F1, GRAND PRIX and logos and the wide Curves logo are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One Group Company. Use or depiction of images or trademarks throughout this website is for illustrative and editorial purposes only. Official Formula One information can be found at www.formula1.com

Copyright © 2015 Thisisf1.com

To Top