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Bahrain GP the most memorable for Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton’s most memorable Bahrain Grand Prix: 2007

Lewis Hamilton makes history in only the third Grand Prix of his career. He qualifies second, 0.2s behind Felipe Massa, and runs the Brazilian close throughout the 57-lap race.

After making a decent getaway from the dirty side of the grid, Lewis’s chances of taking an early lead are scuppered by the deployment of the Safety Car at the end of lap one.

Thereafter he bides his time, waiting for his opportunity, and after the second round of pitstops he finds himself 7.0s behind the Brazilian. Some scorching laps late in the race see Lewis reel in the Ferrari every lap, but he runs out of time to mount a serious challenge and he finishes 2.3s behind Massa.

Still, the result sees him become the first driver in history to finish on the podium in his opening three Formula 1 races. He leaves Bahrain leading the world championship.(McLaren)

Full name:Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Country:British
Date of birth:7 January 1985
Place of birth:Tewin, Great Britain
Website:lewishamilton.com
Debut:2007 Australian Grand Prix
Last race:2015 Chinese GP
World titles:2008, 2014
Races:151
Grand Prix started:151
Championships:2
Victories:35
Pole positions:41
Fastest laps:22
Podiums:73
Top result:1st
Top grid:1st
Points:1,554
Retirements:19
Laps raced:8368
Km raced:42108.5
YearTeamGrand PrixPole VictoryPointsPosition
2007McLaren17641092
2008McLaren1875981
2009McLaren1742495
2010McLaren19132404
2011McLaren19132275
2012McLaren20741904
2013Mercedes19511894
2014Mercedes198113841
2015Mercedes332681

Hamilton holds the following Formula One records

RecordAchieved
Most consecutive podium finishes from debut9 podium finishes: 2007 Australian GP – 2007 British GP
Youngest driver to lead the World Championship22 years, 4 months, 6 days at the 2007 Spanish GP
Most wins in a debut season4 wins (record shared with Jacques Villeneuve in 1996)
Most pole positions in a debut season6 pole positions
Most points in a debut season109
Most consecutive seasons with a win from debut season9 seasons

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