Lewis Carl Hamilton was born in 1985 and began his career at the age of seven racing radio controlled cars. Soon after he moved to Karts, then Formula 3.... now he has taken the world by storm in F1. He is the first black driver to compete and win a major race in F1. In January 2008, Hamilton signed a new 5-year multi-million pound contract to stay with McLaren-Mercedes and is now poised to reach heights never before attained in F1 by one so young. Confident and self-assured Hamilton has never been shy of his ability. At age 10 he approached McLaren F1 team boss Ron Dennis and told him, GÇ£Hi. I am Lewis Hamilton. I own the British Championship and one day I want to be racing your cars.GÇ¥ This is his story.
Sporting Hall of Fame Series: Lewis Hamilton