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Lewis Hamilton's fast-paced life and career in photos.
Lewis Hamilton’s fast-paced life and career in photos.
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Sir Lewis Hamilton, born Jan. 7, 1985, in Stevenage, United Kingdom, has become a household name as a successful race car driver. Hamilton races as a Formula One driver for Mercedes, previously for McClaren. On Dec. 15, 2021, the British race car driver received a knighthood from Prince Charles at Windsor Castle for his services in Motorsport. Look back at his life and career in the fast lane.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with champagne after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 7, 2024. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP) (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with champagne after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 7, 2024.
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit on July 07, 2024 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone Circuit on July 7, 2024, in Northampton, England.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit in the Emirati city on November 26, 2023. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
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Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton drives during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit in the Emirati city on Nov. 26, 2023.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 18: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes walks in the Paddock prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Las Vegas at Las Vegas Strip Circuit on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes walks in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Las Vegas at Las Vegas Strip Circuit on Nov. 18, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and Red Bull Racing's Mexican driver Sergio Perez take part in the drivers' parade ahead of the Las Vegas Formula One Grand Prix on November 18, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and Red Bull Racing’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez take part in the drivers’ parade ahead of the Las Vegas Formula One Grand Prix on Nov. 18, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 20: (L-R) Lewis Hamilton and Tyler, the Creator attend the the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Mouton/Getty Images for Louis Vuitton)
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(L-R) Lewis Hamilton and Tyler, the Creator attend the the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2023, in Paris, France.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 12: Lewis Hamilton and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Western Conference Semifinal Playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors at Crypto.com Arena on May 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Lewis Hamilton and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Western Conference Semifinal Playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors at Crypto.com Arena on May 12, 2023, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Lewis Hamilton attends Dior Tears (Capsule Collection) photocall on Dec. 2, 2022, in Cairo, Egypt.
Lewis Hamilton attends Dior Tears (Capsule Collection) photocall on Dec. 2, 2022, in Cairo, Egypt.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes looks on ahead of the F1 2022 End of Year photo prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on Nov. 20, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes looks on ahead of the F1 2022 End of Year photo before the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on Nov. 20, 2022, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Mercedes' British driver George Russell (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) celebrate with fans after the Formula One Brazil Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace racetrack, also known as Interlagos, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 13, 2022.
Mercedes’ British driver George Russell (R) and Lewis Hamilton (L) celebrate with fans after the Formula One Brazil Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace racetrack, also known as Interlagos, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 13, 2022.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes looks on at the drivers' parade prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022, in Miami, Fla.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes looks on at the drivers’ parade before the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022, in Miami, Fla.
Lewis Hamilton and his mother Carmen Lockhart pose for the media after he was made a Knight Bachelor by Britain's Prince Charles during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.
Lewis Hamilton and his mother Carmen Lockhart pose for the media after he was made a Knight Bachelor by Britain’s Prince Charles during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.
Lewis Hamilton is made a Knight Bachelor by Britain's Prince Charles at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.
Lewis Hamilton is made a Knight Bachelor by Britain’s Prince Charles at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain in action in front of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands during the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 12. 2021.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain in action in front of Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands during the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 12. 2021.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the pole position for the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jiddah, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the pole position for the Formula One Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jiddah, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, celebrates his first-place victory in the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, celebrates his first-place victory in the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
Honoree Lewis Hamilton attends the WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in New York.
Honoree Lewis Hamilton attends the WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in New York.
Lewis Hamilton poses on the runway during the Balenciaga Womenswear Spring/Summer 2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Theatre Du Chatelet on Oct. 2, 2021, in Paris, France.
Lewis Hamilton poses on the runway during the Balenciaga Womenswear Spring/Summer 2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Theatre Du Chatelet on Oct. 2, 2021, in Paris, France.
Lewis Hamilton and designer Kenneth Nicholson attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York City.
Lewis Hamilton and designer Kenneth Nicholson attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13, 2021, in New York City.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP, Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri and some of the F1 drivers take a knee on the grid in support of the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 5, 2020, in Spielberg, Austria.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP, Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri and some of the F1 drivers take a knee on the grid in support of the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 5, 2020, in Spielberg, Austria.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton pose at The Silverstone Experience at Silverstone on March 6, 2020, in Northampton, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton pose at The Silverstone Experience at Silverstone on March 6, 2020, in Northampton, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks with Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton as he officially opens The Silverstone Experience at Silverstone on March 6, 2020, in Northampton, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks with Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton as he officially opens The Silverstone Experience at Silverstone on March 6, 2020, in Northampton, England.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year winner Lewis Hamilton poses with his award during the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards on Feb. 17, 2020, in Berlin, Germany.
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year winner Lewis Hamilton poses with his award during the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards on Feb. 17, 2020, in Berlin, Germany.
Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton attend the Tommy Hilfiger VIP Dinner during the 15th Zurich Film Festival on Oct. 4, 2019, in Zurich, Switzerland.
Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton attend the Tommy Hilfiger VIP Dinner during the 15th Zurich Film Festival on Oct. 4, 2019, in Zurich, Switzerland.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with fans after the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on Aug. 4, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with fans after the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on Aug. 4, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.
(L-R) Cam Newton, Victor Cruz, Karrueche Tran, Lewis Hamilton and Shuhei Nomura attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2019, in Paris, France.
(L-R) Cam Newton, Victor Cruz, Karrueche Tran, Lewis Hamilton and Shuhei Nomura attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring Summer 2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2019, in Paris, France.
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and British-American journalist and editor Anna Wintour take their seats on Centre Court before watching U.S. player Serena Williams play Germany's Angelique Kerber in the women's singles final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2018.
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and British-American journalist and editor Anna Wintour take their seats on Centre Court before watching U.S. player Serena Williams play Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2018.
Lewis Hamilton arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Lewis Hamilton arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drinks the champagne on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 11, 2017, in Montreal, Canada.
Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drinks the champagne on the podium during the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 11, 2017, in Montreal, Canada.
(L-R) Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and FC Barcelona football player Neymar Jr attend Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.
(L-R) Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and FC Barcelona football player Neymar Jr attend Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.
(L-R) Racing driver Lewis Hamilton, comedian Trevor Noah and singer Jordyn Taylor attend Heidi Klum's 17th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka at Vandal on Oct. 31, 2016, in New York City.
(L-R) Racing driver Lewis Hamilton, comedian Trevor Noah and singer Jordyn Taylor attend Heidi Klum’s 17th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka at Vandal on Oct. 31, 2016, in New York City.
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton signs a portrait by artist Frank Civiletti on May 18, 2016, at the Martinez Hotel during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton signs a portrait by artist Frank Civiletti on May 18, 2016, at the Martinez Hotel during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the team in the pit lane after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix and the championship at Circuit of The Americas on Oct. 25, 2015, in Austin, United States.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with the team in the pit lane after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix and the championship at Circuit of The Americas on Oct. 25, 2015, in Austin, United States.
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) is interviewed by entertainer Elton John after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix and the Drivers Championships at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Oct. 25, 2015.
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain (L) is interviewed by entertainer Elton John after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix and the Drivers Championships at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Oct. 25, 2015.
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