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Lewis Hamilton

1985-01-07 (age 36)
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Hamilton: Rushing to pass lapped traffic triggered off at Emilia Romagna GP

Lewis Hamilton says being in too much of a rush to get past lapped traffic triggered the off that nearly derailed his podium hopes in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Red Bull has better set of F1 strategy cards to play at Imola

Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull strategically holds “better cards” heading into Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with its drivers starting behind the world champion on different tyres. 

Hamilton never expected to outqualify both Red Bulls at Emilia Romagna GP

Lewis Hamilton said he never expected to outqualify both Red Bulls at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he grabbed his first Formula 1 pole position of the season.

The clues Hamilton’s F1 contract afterthought gives to his future Plus

The clues Hamilton’s F1 contract afterthought gives to his future

The Formula 1 world reacted with surprise when it learned Lewis Hamilton’s long-awaited new Mercedes deal guarantees his presence on the grid only until the end of 2021. Both parties claimed publicly they were happy with the arrangement but, asks MARK GALLAGHER, is there more to it than that?

What Mercedes must do to keep its F1 title challenge on track Plus

What Mercedes must do to keep its F1 title challenge on track

Mercedes may find itself leading the drivers' and constructors' standings after Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it is well-aware that it came against the odds, with Red Bull clearly ahead on pace. Here's what the Brackley team must do to avoid its crown slipping

Bottas "lost count" of set-up changes made in pre-Imola sim test

Valtteri Bottas says he “lost count” of the number of set-up items he worked through during a recent simulator session to better understand Mercedes’ tricky new Formula 1 car.

Hamilton picks Vettel rivalry as favourite of F1 career

Lewis Hamilton says his rivalry with Sebastian Vettel ranks as his favourite from his Formula 1 career so far, believing their battles helped bring them closer together.

Russell rubbishes rumour of rift with Hamilton after Sakhir GP

George Russell has dismissed suggestions he was no longer on speaking terms with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton after deputising for Mercedes last year, saying their relationship is unchanged.

F1 should "put up a wall" to avoid track limits debate - Marko

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes the debate over Formula 1 track limits following Max Verstappen’s Bahrain defeat is “completely unnecessary”, saying officials should “put a wall there”.

Marko: Verstappen and Hamilton in the league of their own

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s fight for victory in Bahrain proved they are “in a class of their own”.

How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021 Plus

How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021

The longer Red Bull can maintain a performance edge over Mercedes, the better the odds will be in the team’s favour against the defending world champions. But as the Bahrain Grand Prix showed, many more factors will be critical in the outcome of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship

Cable tip off an example of "super spy" Hamilton’s focus

Keeping a close eye on what rival teams are up to is part of the game in Formula 1.

Wolff: Nobody foresaw hostility between F1 rivals Hamilton and Rosberg

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff did not foresee hostilities between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, saying there was historical context "none of us knew, and will never know."

Hamilton warns Red Bull "could be ahead a lot more" in F1 2021 battle

Lewis Hamilton is pleased Formula 1 fans are excited by a Mercedes against Red Bull title fight but warns that Max Verstappen’s squad could “be ahead a lot more” after Bahrain. 

Hamilton: Verstappen won't make Turn 4 mistake again

Lewis Hamilton reckons Max Verstappen will learn from his 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain defeat and not make another mistake similar to slipping off the road during their battle last weekend.

Prodrive joins forces with Hamilton's Extreme E team

Prodrive, the three-time World Rally Championship constructors’ title winner, has taken over the race operations of Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team that will compete in Extreme E in 2021.

Hamilton: Bahrain win a "chance to prove people wrong"

Lewis Hamilton reckons his 2021 Bahrain victory with the race’s second-best car was a “chance to prove people wrong” regarding suggestions his Formula 1 wins are primarily down to machinery.  

The calls that decided Hamilton and Verstappen's Bahrain battle

Fastest in every session, all signs pointed towards Red Bull and Max Verstappen starting the 2021 F1 season with a victory. That it didn't pan out that way, and Lewis Hamilton scored a surprising win, owes much to an aggressive Mercedes strategy and a pre-race tyre selection that Verstappen would later question

Horner: Verstappen letting Hamilton through "the right thing" in Bahrain GP

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen "did the right thing" letting Lewis Hamilton through under race control orders in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Final few laps of F1 Bahrain GP were "horrifying"

Lewis Hamilton says the final laps of his late Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix duel with Max Verstappen were "horrifying", as he feared keeping the Red Bull behind was impossible.

Hamilton had expected F1 gap to Red Bull in Bahrain qualifying to be "double"

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes’ 0.388-second gap to Max Verstappen in Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying is closer than he expected, after anticipating it being “double” based on pre-season testing.

Hamilton: F1 floor rule changes introduced to ‘peg back’ Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says "it's no secret" that the rear-floor rule changes brought in for the 2021 Formula 1 season "have been done to peg Mercedes back".

Hamilton: Second place "best that I could do" in Bahrain GP qualifying

Lewis Hamilton said he gave everything he could in Formula 1 qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but Red Bull was simply too quick.

Why Hamilton has taken action on human rights

Lewis Hamilton's recent emergence as the conscience of Formula 1 has put a spotlight on his views on many issues. But why has the seven-time world champion taken up the mantra of human rights?

Hamilton: 2021 doesn’t feel like my final season in F1

Lewis Hamilton does not feel like the 2021 season will be his last in Formula 1, despite the ongoing uncertainty about his long-term future.

Hamilton will continue to take the knee in F1 2021

Lewis Hamilton says he will continue to kneel ahead of Formula 1 races in the 2021 season, as part of the ongoing push to achieve global racial equality.

Mercedes unsure how much performance it has recovered since F1 testing

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes does not know if it has recovered any performance in its work to understand the car handling issues it suffered in 2021 Formula 1 pre-season testing.

Hamilton: Man on a mission or a last hurrah in F1?

Win or lose, speculation on Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 future beyond the end of this year and if he will sign a new Mercedes deal to continue into the championship's new era is a matter he won't be able to escape

Why grounded Mercedes isn’t worried about ‘camouflage’ games Plus

Why grounded Mercedes isn’t worried about ‘camouflage’ games

Mercedes has been the team to beat in Formula 1 since 2014 – but it’s taking no chances this season in the face of a renewed challenge from Red Bull, says STUART CODLING

Hamilton shuffles his F1 management team after Hynes's exit

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is set to restructure the close-knit management team he works with, following the departure of long-time right hand man Marc Hynes.

Action not slogans will define anti-racism push in 2021, says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton feels encouraged by Formula 1 plans to further its push to improve diversity in 2021, but says the focus must be on actions over slogans this year.

Hamilton: "No-one can come close" to Murray Walker

Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker following his death on Saturday, saying “no-one can come close”.

Hamilton: Red Bull will be "different animal" in 2021 F1 season

Lewis Hamilton says Red Bull is a ‘different animal’ this year, based on the speed of its new Formula 1 car and changed driver line-up.

Hamilton: ‘No point getting worried’ over low F1 test mileage

Lewis Hamilton says there is “no point getting worried” over Mercedes’ mileage after suffering setbacks on the first two days of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain.

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart Plus

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart

What makes the very best drivers in Formula 1 stand out among what is already a highly elite bunch? ANDREW BENSON takes a closer look at those with the special blend of skill, judgment, feel 
and attitude that sets only a select 
few apart from the rest.

Hamilton: "Not my first rodeo" facing questions on F1 future

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says his one-year Formula 1 contract extension will not be a cause for distraction throughout 2021, saying "it's not my first rodeo" dealing with contract speculation.

Hamilton: Winning eighth F1 title or not in 2021 won't decide my future

Lewis Hamilton says the result of his attempt to win an eighth Formula 1 world title will not be the decisive factor in how long he continues racing past 2021

Hamilton explains decision to only sign one-year Mercedes F1 extension

Lewis Hamilton has explained his decision to only sign a one-year Formula 1 contract extension with Mercedes for 2021, saying there was no need to plan too far ahead

F1 and MotoGP champions Hamilton and Mir get Laureus Awards nominations

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, as well as MotoGP world champion Joan Mir, are amongst the nominees at the 2021 Laureus World Sports Awards

Does eight world titles projection undersell Hamilton's potential? Plus

Does eight world titles projection undersell Hamilton's potential?

OPINION: Lewis Hamilton's new one-year deal with Mercedes has given renewed strength to theories he will depart Formula 1 with eight world championships. But these underestimate factors he will be considering and also how many titles he could win

How Hamilton's one-year deal opens up the 2022 driver market Plus

How Hamilton's one-year deal opens up the 2022 driver market

Lewis Hamilton's long-anticipated new Mercedes deal has one standout feature: it is so far only for one year. Although Hamilton may stay with the team longer, Mercedes having no drivers contracted for 2022 should inject further intrigue into silly season...

Autosport Podcast: What we've learned from Hamilton's new F1 deal

Mercedes finally put an end to speculation about Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 future on Monday when it announced he had signed a new one-year contract with the team

Wolff explains thinking behind one-year Hamilton contract extension

Toto Wolff says the decision to only agree to a one-year contract extension with Lewis Hamilton was the result of both parties wanting time to finalise a longer deal

Lewis Hamilton signs new Mercedes F1 contract for 2021

Lewis Hamilton has signed a new Formula 1 contract with Mercedes, keeping the seven-time world champion on the grid for the 2021 season on a one-year deal

The key answers on Hamilton's new Mercedes deal Plus

The key answers on Hamilton's new Mercedes deal

Lewis Hamilton has finally put pen-to-paper on a new Mercedes F1 contract for 2021. There were many questions about Hamilton's commitment to F1, and some still linger with the news his deal is for one year, but there were other complexities involved...

Domenicali: Hamilton brings "different dimension" to F1

Stefano Domenicali believes Lewis Hamilton brings a "different dimension" to Formula 1 through his off-track work highlighting social issues, serving as a "massive ambassador" for the series

Norris found backlash after comments on Hamilton's F1 achievements "tricky"

Lando Norris found the criticism he faced over comments about Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 achievements last October "tricky", but says people were wrong to think he was "acting out"

Wolff expects Hamilton to sign new Mercedes F1 deal despite "curveballs"

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says 'curveballs' thrown at lawyers have delayed his team finalising a contract with Lewis Hamilton, but he has no doubts it will get sorted

The winless drivers who could be Hamilton's heirs to the F1 crown Plus

The winless drivers who could be Hamilton's heirs to the F1 crown

Eventually, Lewis Hamilton's Formula 1 career will come to a close. Although the likes of Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen have challenged, three drivers who are yet to score a victory could inherit the world champion's place at the pinnacle

Bottas won't play Rosberg mind games on Mercedes F1 team-mate Hamilton

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says he has no interest in playing any mind games with team-mate Lewis Hamilton like his predecessor Nico Rosberg did

Why Bottas won't emulate Rosberg to beat Hamilton Plus

Why Bottas won't emulate Rosberg to beat Hamilton

Of the four seasons Valtteri Bottas has been Lewis Hamilton's team-mate at Mercedes, he has been beaten in all of them. Although trying to emulate predecessor Nico Rosberg's approach is not an option, the Finn says he needs to try something new

How Russell staked his claim for Hamilton's crown Plus

How Russell staked his claim for Hamilton's crown

When Lewis Hamilton eventually decides to hang up his helmet, Mercedes has a problem: how to replace the greatest driver of a generation? George Russell is one who might inherit that mantle - but he'll still have to fight for it, says LUKE SMITH

Wolff: Hamilton's strengths go far beyond his driving talent in F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton's qualities stretch far beyond what he shows on the Formula 1 track - and include him not thinking the universe revolves around him

Todt: Hamilton/Mercedes' F1 dominance "bigger" than Schumacher/Ferrari's

FIA president Jean Todt believes Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes' Formula 1 dominance has exceeded that of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari when Todt was at the helm of the Italian team

Lewis Hamilton awarded knighthood in New Year Honours list

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has received a knighthood in the 2021 New Year Honours list that was officially announced on Wednesday evening

Dominant Turkey F1 win "stand-out" 2020 performance - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes his dominant victory in the Turkish Grand Prix was his "stand-out" performance en route to his seventh Formula 1 title in 2020

Interview: Hamilton on his future and his biggest challenge Plus

Interview: Hamilton on his future and his biggest challenge

He'll be 36 before the next Formula 1 season begins, but Lewis Hamilton remains determined to carry on improving as a human being as well as a driver. As he explains to ALEX KALINAUCKAS, he feels like his work has only just begun...

Hamilton: Bottas doesn't need to defend his 2020 F1 performances

Lewis Hamilton believes there is no need for Valtteri Bottas to defend his Formula 1 performances through 2020, praising a "big showing" of his personality and character this year

Hamilton: 2020 Formula 1 penalty slip-ups "won't happen again"

Lewis Hamilton feels he has learned from his penalty slip-ups through the 2020 Formula 1 season, saying the stewards "won't be able to catch me out again"

Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year for second time

Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been crowned the BBC's 2020 Sports Personality of the Year, making it a second time that the Mercedes driver has won the accolade