Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 Drivers 2012 - Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is quite simply a motor racing sensation and this was confirmed when he became the youngest ever Formula 1 World Champion aged just 23 years 300 days in 2008. Hamilton made his Formula 1 debut in 2007 for the McLaren Mercedes team and he managed to finish runner up in the World Championship in just his first season in the sport. Then in just his second season in Formula 1 he won the World Championship by 1 point over Felipe Massa of Brazil after he managed to finish fifth at the season ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton's talent was identified by McLaren Team Principal Ron Dennis who signed the young Brit to the McLaren Young Driver Support Programme at just the age of 13. The programme guaranteed Hamilton support and guidance on his path to Formula 1 and ensured would have the best preparation possible for coping with the big time.

When not on the race track Hamilton is normally seen stepping out with his girlfriend Nicole Sherzinger from American Girl Band The Pussy Cat Dolls. Recently Hamilton decided to move to Switzerland in a bid to get away from the stresses of the public glare in the UK.

Lewis Hamilton looks set to be a strong contender to defend his World Championship not only in 2009 but for many years ahead as he not only has the car to help him but he also has the driving ability to match any one in the world.