Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula 1 driver, winner of 7 world championships. Since 2013, he has been a driver for the Mercedes team, where he would surpass some of the records of his predecessor, Michael Schumacher. His many records include the highest number of podiums in the history of the sport, above Michael Schumacher (165), the highest number of racing victories in this competition (95) or the highest number of consecutive podiums in a debut season. (9). In 2008, Hamilton became the youngest driver to ever win a world championship: 23 years, 9 months and 26 days.
Hamilton had debuted in Formula 1 two years earlier, with the McLaren team, after passing through the categories of GP2, Formula 3 Euroseries and Formula Renault of the United Kingdom.
In addition to being a worldwide known Formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton is also an advocate for diversity, which he has described as his main motivation in this sport. Hamilton has taken his fight against racism and violence off the track, starting the “End racism” initiative, which was joined by numerous drivers and teams.
In 2020, after winning his seventh F1 World Cup, Lewis Hamilton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England.
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