Lewis Hamilton is, together with Michael Schumacher, the most successful champion in the history of Formula 1, with 7 world championships won: in 2008 with McLaren and in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 with Mercedes.
He is also the driver with the most victories, podiums, pole positions and points in the history of the competition. Since his debut in the top category, Hamilton has won at least one race and one pole position during the world championship, making him the only driver in the history of the highest formula to have succeeded from the first season for fifteen consecutive years.
With seven world titles he is the most successful Briton of all time, as well as the only Anglo-Saxon to have managed to triumph for four consecutive editions (in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020). His race number is 44. Lewis was born in Stevenage, in the county of Hertfordshire, to Anthony Hamilton and Carmen Larbalestier.
His maternal family is originally from England, while his paternal family comes from Central America, more precisely from the State of Grenada, in the Caribbean Sea, from which his grandfather arrived in the United Kingdom in 1954.
Following the separation of the parents in 1987 , Hamilton lived with his mother and half-sisters Nicola and Samantha until the age of twelve, when he decided to move in with his father, stepmother Linda and stepbrother Nicolas.
He discovered his passion for motors in 1991, after receiving an electric model car as a gift from his father. Realizing Lewis' outstanding talent for racing, Anthony went into debt to get him on a kart, serving as his son's manager until 2010.
He is an Arsenal fan. He was engaged to Pussycat Dolls lead vocalist Nicole Scherzinger from November 2007 to February 2015. Since 2017 he has adopted a vegan diet and, again from that year, he has been involved in initiatives aimed at safeguarding the environment and animals.
Hamilton gets a great honor
Lewis Hamilton can become an honorary citizen of Brazil. Hamilton, seven-time F1 world champion, said it would be an honor for him to have this chance, commenting on Twitter about the possibility that has been under discussion in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies since early February.
André Figueiredo, a 55-year-old from the Democratic Labor Party, has proposed a candidacy for the Stevenage pilot. We recall that in December 2021, Hamilton was appointed Sir at Windsor Castle at the hands of Prince Charles.
As reported by Gazzetta dello Sport, the proposal was presented last November 16, two days after Hamilton's victory at Interlagos, and will have to be voted on by the Committee on Constitution, Justice and Citizenship.
If approved, the title of honorary citizen will be presented to Hamilton in a formal session. Figueiredo said: "I hope that together with President Arthur Lira we can approve it in plenary. Then we will organize a day with Hamilton so that he can receive the honor."