Is the first rookie to have been on the podium in all of his first 5 grand prix.
Was the first rookie to single lead the formula 1 championship after 4 races.
Son of Anthony Hamilton.
He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Motor Racing.
Completed the requisite "Top Gear" celebrity speed circuit in 1m:44.7s, which was quite remarkable given the wet and oily lap surface conditions during the drive (Dec. 2007).
As a celebrity guest on "Top Gear" (Dec. 2007), the F1 driver admitted to host Jeremy Clarkson that his personal car was a Mercedes GL-420 V8 diesel, much to Clarkson's surprise.
Formula One driver who has driven for McLaren (2007-2012) and Mercedes (2013-Present).
Broke Top Gear's Formula 1 "Star In a Reasonably Priced Car" lap record on the 4th episode of the 19th series with a time of 1:42.9. The previous Formula 1 record of 1:44.0 was set by Red Bull Racing driver and - at the time - two-time defending World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, on the 3rd episode of the 17th series. Hamilton previously set a time of 1:44.7 during the 10th series' 8th episode; however, tracks conditions were wet and oily the day he made his run.
St. James Park, London, England. [December 2008]
Counts Cool Runnings (1993) as his favorite movie.
His father is from Grenada, and is of Afro-Grenadian descent. His mother, who is caucasian, has English, and distant Jersey and Guernsey Channel Islander, ancestry.
He keeps his helmet on during training, even wearing it with weights stacked atop it to increase his neck-strength.
He has three Blue Peter badges. Hamilton first went on as a remote-control car driver aged six, then as a go-kart driver at 12, and finally a Formula A driver at 16.
His greatest fear is being eaten alive by a great white shark.
Considers Ayrton Senna his idol.
Made his film debut in Disney Pixar's Cars 2 in 2012. The F1 star was Britain's entry in the "World Grand Prix", starring alongside Owen Wilson and Michael Caine. Hamilton helped design his car in the movie.
He eats Sugar Puffs with added sugar.
He follows a strict training regime, which includes a 6am run followed by a two-hour gym session in the afternoon to strengthen his neck muscles, which need to be strong because of the G-forces in an F1 car.
The song 'I Think I'm in Love' by the Pussycat Dolls was written about Hamilton by ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
Ron Dennis promised him a McLaren F1 LM if he won two world titles by the end of 2009.
He is a Christian and wears a cross during races.
Previous girlfriend was Vivian Burkhardt - a former Miss Grenada.
Good friends with P Diddy and Pharrell Williams.
Won the Formula 1 World Championship four times in 2008 (Mclaren), 2014 (Mercedes), 2015 (Mercedes) and 2017 (Mercedes).
He stated in a pre-race interview for the Bahrain 2018 Grand Prix with Steve Jones that Cool Runnings ranked as his favourite movie due to the parallels he draws between the sporting struggles depicted here and his own experience.
Won his fifth Formula One world title in 2018 with Mercedes.
Won the Formula 1 World Championship six times: 2008 (Mclaren), 2014 (Mercedes), 2015 (Mercedes), 2017 (Mercedes), 2018 (Mercedes) and 2019 (Mercedes).