49 Facts About Lewis Hamilton You Didn’t Know

No driver has matched Lewis’s statistics. He holds the record for the number of pole start positions (103), won more races (103), led more races from start to finish (23), won more championships (7) than any other F1 driver.

Some say that Lewis’s success was purely down to driving the fasted car in F1. There is no question that this helped, but neither of his teammates at Mercedes achieved the same success. Secondly, in the junior racing series, using cars that had no significant advantage, he still achieved record success’s

So much has been written about and reported on Lewis Hamilton. He has achieved more than any other driver in the sport’s history, has dominated F1 for fourteen years, and is the equal joint winner of seven world championships with Michael Schumacher.

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Things You Didn’t Know About Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has dominated the F1 standings since his first season in 2007. In his first-ever race in F1, he achieved third place at the Australian Grand Prix. After Barcelona, Lewis became the first rookie to lead a world championship.

Although he did not ultimately win the championship, his debut set the tone for who he was to become, a legend in the image of Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Nikki Lauda, and Ayrton Senna.

Are Lewis Hamilton And Nico Rosberg Friends?

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s relationship started when they were still racing go-karts for the same team.

The relationship suffered severe stress when they were teammates at Mercedes Benz from 2013 to 2016. The rivalry between the two was extreme and heated. Lewis won 32 times, had 55 podium finishes, and qualified ahead of Rosberg 42 times.

For his part, Nico had 22 victories, 50 podium finishes, and qualified ahead of Lewis 36 times.

Lewis won the championship in two of the three years they raced together. After Lewis had terrible luck with car serviceability issues, Nico won the championship in their last year together.

Lewis said they weren’t friends, but they would cooperate because they raced for the same team.

Are Lewis Hamilton And Max Verstappen Friends?

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are not friends.

Lewis and Max have been each other’s closest competitors for the last few years, culminating in 2021, when they both ran neck and neck for the championship.

Max had said that there were times when they hated each other during this period.

Lewis never denigrates a competitor; he has said that now he is older, he always tries to understand what motivates his competitors. He tries to look a little deeper into their character, background, and upbringing to explain their behavior. They have very different personalities, values, and lifestyles and will probably never become friends.

Despite this, Lewis and Max hold high respect for one another.

Are Lewis Hamilton And Bottas Friends?

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis have had a harmonious and positive relationship.

There have been no flair-ups or major disagreements when they have raced together.

Lewis stated that each driver has two championships to win, the drivers and the constructors. They compete against each other for the drivers, but to win the constructors, they must work together.

Lewis felt that, for the first time, in Valtteri, he had a teammate with who he could genuinely communicate.

Are Lewis Hamilton And Daniel Ricciardo Friends?

Lewis and Daniel are not friends; however, there is no animosity between them.

Although Daniel always seems to be smiling, the Australian, who is nicknamed the smiling assassin, is renowned as one of the most ruthless on the track. They often chat and joke, and they get on with each other.

Are Lewis Hamilton’s Parents Still Married?

Lewis Hamilton’s parents are Anthony and Carmen Hamilton. His mother divorced his dad when Lewis was still a toddler.

His mother is now called Carmen Lockhart.

Are Lewis Hamilton And Tom Cruise Friends?

Lewis has enormous respect for Tom and speaks highly about the actor’s professionalism and work ethic.

In 2021 when Lewis won his 99th Grand Prix at Silverstone, Tom Cruise congratulated Lewis and was seen embracing him.

Can Lewis Hamilton Speak Other Languages?

Lewis only speaks English.

Can Lewis Hamilton Sing?

He has described music as one of his most treasured passions. He started playing the guitar when he was thirteen, and he describes himself as self-taught.

He now plays the piano the guitar, and he also sings. He has published a few videos of himself playing the guitar on social media; these included renditions of Rihanna’s “Stay” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

He has also played for Kanye West and the hit pianist Lang Lang.

He has a fully equipped recording studio at home.

In 2018, under the non de plume ” XNDA,” he featured on Christina Aguilera’s track ‘Pipe’ which was on her Liberation album.

In 2020 Lewis recorded the tracks to eight “saucy and sexy” songs, which will appear on his first album.

Did Lewis Hamilton Get Covid?

In 2020, after the Bahrain Grand Prix,  Lewis tested positive for COVID. He did not race for three weeks.

In 2021 said that he suspected that he was suffering from the effects of Long COVID.

Did Lewis Hamilton Get Knighted?

Sir Lewis Hamilton is the fourth British Formula One driver to be knighted. The other three are the legendary greats, Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, and Sir Stirling Moss.

He was knighted in recognition of his dazzling motorsport career,

Did Lewis Hamilton Come From Money?

Lewis did not come from money.

Lewis has always held himself to a stringent moral code. He stands up for the “underdog” and supports causes about which he deeply cares.

When he was a young boy, moving from karting through the junior levels, he was constantly reminded of the stark difference between his family’s financial ability to race and other wealthier families.

He also quotes many instances where he was racially abused as a black person. The fact that he rose through the ranks, despite the roadblocks put in front of him speaks volumes about his incredible skill and strength of character.

Did Lewis Hamilton Go To College?

In 2001 Lewis enrolled at John Henry Newman School in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Lewis was in the same class as the Premier League, England, and Inter Malan footballer Ashley Young.

Does Lewis Hamilton Do Track Walks

Lewis doesn’t do track walks, and he has said that he considers them a pointless exercise for him.

How Much Do Lewis Hamilton Earn?

In 2022 Lewis continues to be the highest-paid driver on the F1 circuit, with an estimated salary of US$54 million; this does not include any income from outside sponsorships or endorsements.

Does Lewis Hamilton Have Children?

Lewis doesn’t have any children.

Does Lewis Hamilton Have A Brother?

Lewis has a half-brother, Nicholas Hamilton. Nicholas shares the same father with Lewis, while they have different mothers.

Lewis has two half-sisters, Nicola and Samantha, from his mother’s second marriage.

Does Lewis Hamilton Fly Commercial?

Since Lewis sold his private jet, he now flies on a combination of commercial airlines and private jets.

Most of the F1 drivers fly business or first class.

Does Lewis Hamilton Get Free Mercedes?

Lewis Hamilton is not reputed to have received a free Mercedes; however, we are sure a preferential deal is in place when he buys one. He currently owns four cars from this manufacturer.

Mercedes-AMG One

Being part of the design process, Lewis has guaranteed himself a place on the order list for the new Mercedes-AMG Project One, which will only become available in 2022.

There is a limited run of 275 vehicles, and the car costs US$2 million.

Mercedes SLS Black

One of Lewis’s “cheaper” cars, the SLS Black, has a much lower value of US$ 300,000.

A V8 engine producing 622 horsepower can get the car to 62 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. It is capable of impressive speeds of up to 196mph top speed.

Mercedes Benz AMG GTR

Lewis was part of the launch team for this car and now owns one of the US$189,000 supercars.

Mercedes Benz AMG G63 6X6          

Costing $615,000, Lewis finally took the plunge and purchased an AMG G63 6X6 in 2015. Used by the Australian military, this vehicle can genuinely go anywhere.

Does Lewis Hamilton Own A Jet?

Lewis did own a Bombardier Challenger 605 with the personalized registration, G-LDCH,

  1. G is the first letter of all aircraft registered in the United Kingdom
  2. L = Lewis
  3. C = Carl
  4. D = Davidson
  5. H = Hamilton

Out of environmental concerns, Lewis sold the jet to a company owned by Nikki Lauda – Laudamotion

Does Lewis Hamilton Own A Yacht?

Lewis owns a 90 foot Sunseeker yacht, featuring sundecks, BBQ, a fitted lounge, and a dining area for eight.

Has Lewis Hamilton Won At Every Track?

During his F1 career, Lewis has won at 28 of the 34 circuits.

There are six circuits he has not won at. They are either not raced on anymore, or in the case of the Dutch Grand Prix, were only included in the calendar in 2021.

These include

  1. Zandvoort at the Dutch Grand Prix.
  2. Valencia Street Circuit in Spain.
  3. Korea International Circuit.
  4. Buddh International Circuit in India
  5. Magny Cours in France

Has Lewis Hamilton Always Driven For Mercedes?

During his F1 career, Lewis spent two years at McLaren, and for the remaining eight years, has been at Mercedes.

Has Lewis Hamilton Won A World Championship?

Alongside the legendary Michael Schumacher, Lewis has won seven championships.

He was on track to win an eighth world championship in 2021 when, after a red flag slowed the race in the last race of the season at Abu Dhabi, the race director, Michael Massey, broke protocol and allowed Max Verstappen to catch up to Lewis and behind him on the last lap.

With new tires, Max quickly overtook Lewis and went on to win the race and the championship.

Has Lewis Hamilton Won Monaco?

Lewis won at Monaco in 2008, 2016 and 2019

Has Lewis Hamilton Met The Queen?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth awarded Lewis an MBE in 2009.

Lewis was smitten by Her Majesty and spoke very highly of the time he met with her and has had a meal with Her Majesty, who hilariously gave him etiquette advice.

How Lewis Hamilton Spends His Millions

Lewis lives an extravagant lifestyle with several properties around the world. He also generously supports several charities, mainly aimed at children around the world.

Lewis Has His Charity – Mission 44

Lewis invested his own money in his charity called Mission 44, which aims to recruit 150 black students focussing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers in England.

The Hamilton commission, which looked at the reasons black people are underrepresented in most United Kingdom societies, reported that.

1. Of the 500,000 teachers in the United Kingdom, only 2% are black

2. 46% of the schools in the United Kingdom have no racially diverse teachers at all.

Lewis has pledged £20 million of his own money to give Mission 44 the necessary impetus to achieve its targets.

Lewis Helps Children In South Africa Through Education Africa

This charity assists disadvantaged South Africans to get a quality, relevant education to help them become competitive in the South African market and ultimately become global citizens.

Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Lewis supports Great Ormond Street Hospital, treating over 200,000 children a year with the rarest, most complex, and often life-threatening conditions.

Harlem Children’s Zone

The Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) identifies poverty-stricken children and provides free parenting workshops, a pre-school program, three charter schools, and child health programs for thousands of kids.

Save The Children

Save the Children operates in 100 countries worldwide, providing relief to more than 197 million children.

The Honeypot Children’s Charity

The Honeypot charity supports under 18 year old’s who have become carers for family members. The circumstances that these kids function in may include support for a family member who may be ill, disabled, suffering from a mental health condition, or an addiction.

Some of the children move into this role when they are as young as five. With government funding for children’s services falling by a third, these children find themselves on duty 24/7, and often they do this alone. 

UNICEF Cares For Children Around The World

From looking after children affected by a tropical storm in Mozambique, delivering assistance to freezing children during Afghanistan’s winter, displaced children in Syria, or any of the other 190 countries in which they operate, UNICEF helps children in need.

His Car Collection

Lewis has a very focused car collection of 13 cars spread between Monaco and Los Angeles. He has said that Automobiles are his most significant investment, and he enjoys collecting them.

In an interview with GQ, he said, “Banks aren’t doing shit these days” and said he doesn’t know anything about wine or art. But he does know cars, and he’s very particular about them.

Lewis has a car collection worth approximately $18 million.

How Did Lewis Hamilton Get Into F1

Lewis earned his first two trophies racing radio-controlled cars against people three times his age at six years old.

It shows the God-given talent and natural eye-hand coordination were there from the start.

He showcased his aptitude for driving radio-controlled cars on the BBC show Blue Peter. The Blue Peter presenter said, “Nigel Mansell, eat your heart out” little did he know how prophetic that statement was.

Lewis reflects the time he spent racing radio control cars and being with his dad accounted for some of the fondest memories of his life.

Lewis was eight years old when he started driving in the cadet class go-karting championship. True to form, he won many races and, ultimately, the championship.

Lewis Hamilton was the youngest driver to win the British cadet karting championship at ten.

Lewis continued his skyrocketing trajectory in the Intercontinental A (1999), Formula A (2000), and Formula Super A (2001) ranks, winning the maximum points possible to become European Champion.

After his outstanding successes in go-karting championships, the British Racing Drivers’ Club made him a “Rising Star” Member in 2000; Michael Schumacher made a one-off return to go-karts and competed against Hamilton, and he praised Lewis for his incredible ability.

His first drive in a car championship was in the British Formula Renault Winter Series at age sixteen when he came in 5th in the championship standings.

In 2002 he was signed to drive in the Formula Renault UK series powered by 2,000cc 16V engines, and his first year came in 3rd in the championship.

In 2003 he won the championship with two races to spare; this was convenient, as being signed to race in the British Formula 3 International Series, he had to miss the last two races.

The first two races were a departure from the successes up to that point; he was out of the first race with a puncture, and in the second, he was in a collision with his teammate, Tor Graves. The crash resulted in Lewis being taken to the hospital.

In 2004 he was signed on the Formula 3 Euro Series by Manor Grand Prix racing. In his first year with Manor, he was placed 5th in the championship.

On the 10th of December 2004, at the Bahrain Grand Prix Circuit, he won the 1st Bahrain Formula 3 SuperPrix

In 2004 he also raced twice at the Macau F3 Grand Prix. Ron Dennis at McLaren wanted to sign him in 2004, but BMR McLaren’s engine manager would not make the funds available.

McLaren did eventually sign Lewis. He moved to the Series champions ASM for 2005 and dominated it, winning 15 of the 20 rounds.

In 2006 Lewis signed for the GP2 Championships. Typically, he won the championship in his first year of racing.

In 2007, with Kimi Räikkönen moving to Ferrari, Lewis finally joined McLaren. So started a run of epic successes – and some controversies, which have become a Hallmark of the legend which is Lewis Hamilton.

How Much Is Lewis Hamilton Worth?

Lewis is reputed to be worth $285 million. He is stated to be Britain’s richest sportsman.

How Old Lewis Hamilton?

Born on the 7th of January 1985, Lewis is 37 years old.

Is Lewis Hamilton Vegan?

Lewis is the only practicing Vegan F1 racing driver.

Is Lewis Hamilton In Cars 2

Lewis has acted in three films.

1. Cars 2 (2011)

2. Cars 3 (2017)

3. Zoolander 2 (2016)

As to the future, Lewis is rumored to be in discussions with Apple to star alongside Brad Pitt in a new F1 movie.

Is Lewis Hamilton A Scientologist?

No, Lewis is not a Scientologist.

Lewis is not a relative of Alexander Hamilton.

Was Lewis Hamilton The Stig?

Lewis Hamilton was not the Stig. There have been three Stigs.

  1. Perry McCarthy was known as the Black Stig, and his character was killed off driving a Jaguar off the ramp of HMS Invincible. 47-year-old Julian Bailey was a stand-in for Perry McCarthy.
  2. Ben Collins was the White Stig.
  3. Abby Eaton. Although technically not a Stig, was the first female racing driver to drive on TopGear.

Was Lewis Hamilton In F2?

In 2006 Lewis Hamilton joined the GP2  circuit; this is regarded as a series that prepares racers for the rigors of F1.

What Does Lewis Hamilton Drive?

In addition to his Mercedes cars, Lewis owns the following vehicles.

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

This model of the famed Cobra was first manufactured in January 1965. The car has a hand-built steel tuned frame body with aluminum body panels, made in England. The frame was shipped to Detroit for building.

The car is conservatively valued at over US$5,000,000.

1967 Shelby Cobra 427

This classic muscle car is one year newer than his 1966 version. At US$2,1 million, It’s not worth quite as much as the 1966 version; however, it is still a worthwhile investment.

McLaren P1   

When Lewis left McLaren in 2013, he purchased the P1. Valued at a cool $1.15 Million, Mclaren only made 375 units. Its engine produces 903 horsepower and is capable of a 0-62 mph speed in 2.7 seconds. The car was manufactured as a one-off for Lewis.

Ferrari LaFerrari

They may be the competitors on the track, but outside of racing, Ferrari manufactures appealing high-end sports cars. The LaFerrari is powered by a mild hybrid unit with a slight nod towards lower emissions. The closed roof version is worth  $1.4 Million.

Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

The open-top version of the Ferrari La Ferrari Aperta. Capable of speed just under 200 mph, it’s no wonder that Lewis braids his hair!

Pagani Zonda 760LH 

Lewis has described this car as his worst one to drive. He has just sold it for a reported US$9,6 million. Compared to the alleged US$2.2 Million he originally paid for it, as hard to drive as he thought it was, it turned into a worthwhile investment.

Mini Cooper

A Mini Cooper was Lewis’s first car in his collection, which he bought in 2002. It was valued at US$23,400, but having been owned by Lewis, we imagine it is worth a little bit more now.

Can-Am Maverick X31967    

The Maverick is a purpose-built-for-anything high-performance side-by-side vehicle. It’s purely for fun and is worth $8,600 

Cadillac Escalade       

Lewis owns a $76,195 Escalade, in which he is chauffeured.

Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

In 2012 Lewis bought a rare open top (Aperta) Ferrari 599 for an estimated $1.6 Million.

What Is Lewis Hamilton’s Nationality?

Lewis is British

When Did Lewis Hamilton Join Mercedes?

Lewis joined Mercedes in 2013.

When Did Lewis Hamilton Start Racing?

Lewis started racing go-karts when he was eight years old. Before that, he successfully raced radio control cars.

When Was Lewis Hamilton’s First F1 Race?

Lewis raced in the Australian Grand Prix for the first time in 2007

Where Are Lewis Hamilton Parents From?

Lewis identifies as a black man, with his father originating from Grenadian descent and his mother is a white lady born in Birmingham.

Who Is Lewis Hamilton Dating?

After his break, up with Nichole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton dating has remained single. There have been rumors of a relationship between Lewis and his assistant, Angela Cullen; however, this relationship is purely platonic.

Which Watch Does Lewis Hamilton Wear?

Lewis Hamilton wears a personalized version of the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch.

Who Is Lewis Hamilton’s Assistant?

Angela Cullen is Lewis ‘assistant, confidant, physio, motivator. Lewis has described Angela as one of the most extraordinary things that have happened to him.

Why Lewis Hamilton Choose 44?

Lewis considers 44  to be his family’s lucky number. At eight years old, his dad’s red Cavalier registration was F44.

Lewis Hamilton Win Total

Lewis has won more times than any other F1 racing driver (103 races.)

Where Was Lewis Hamilton Born?

Lewis was born in Stevenage in the United Kingdom.

What School Did Lewis Hamilton Go To?

Hamilton went to The Catholic John Henry Newman School in Stevenage.

What Is Lewis Hamilton’s Religion?

Lewis was born into a Catholic family. He has stated that he feels God has his hand on him and Lewsi prays every morning.


On and off the track, Lewis Hamilton excels at being a remarkable human being. Jenson Button has said that he greatly admires Lewis, who has made it big on the track and used that platform to promote something greater than himself.

Ultimately records get broken, and once he retires, others may beat his achievements. More important than the records he has set is the difference Lewis has made on the way, and in that regard, Sir Lewis Hamilton is a champion of champions.