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LEWIS Hamilton is Britain’s most profitable Components One driver of all time.
Simply final week he made historical past by tying Michael Schumacher’s file for many F1 world titles gained with SEVEN.
This is all the pieces you should learn about his internet value, racing profession and extra…
How outdated is Lewis Hamilton? What’s his internet value?
Lewis Hamilton, 35, was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
On the age of 10 the promising go-karter from the John Henry Newman College in his hometown approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis on the Autosport Awards ceremony and instructed him: “I wish to race for you at some point.”
Lower than three years later McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Younger Driver Assist Programme.
At the moment the racing star has a reported internet value of £224 million and earlier this 12 months he was Britain’s wealthiest sportsperson within the Sunday Occasions Wealthy Record.
His wealth elevated over the 12 months by £37m, making him the richest individual within the listing’s 32-year-history.
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Lewis Hamilton takes to the rostrum on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2018Credit score: Getty Photos – Getty
What has Lewis Hamilton stated about BLM?
Hamilton has been extremely robust in his assist for the Black Lives Matter motion and has kneeled quite a few occasions earlier than races this season.
He is additionally worn T-shirts and helmets with ‘BLM’ emblazoned them, following the loss of life of George Floyd earlier this 12 months.
“I observe my coronary heart and do what is true and that was me following my coronary heart,” he stated in September.
“I did one thing that has by no means actually occurred in F1 and clearly they may cease it from occurring shifting forwards.
“Individuals speak about sport not being a spot for politics however in the end it’s a human rights concern and that’s one thing we ought to be pushing in the direction of.
“We’ve an enormous, superb group of people who watch our sport from completely different backgrounds and cultures and we ought to be pushing optimistic messages in the direction of them, particularly for equality.”
What occurred at Lewis Hamilton’s debut F1 season?
Hamilton’s Components One debut got here in 2007 and that season he gained 4 races and secured six poles.
Amazingly, he made the rostrum in his first 9 races and outperformed champion crew mate Fernando Alonso.
He was truly title-favourite till errors in last two rounds dropped him to second place behind Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton is the primary British driver to 4 straight World titlesCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
What number of occasions has Lewis been Components One world champion?
Hamilton has been world champion a joint-record seven occasions – in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
In 2008, aged 23, he turned the youngest ever world champion after 5 wins and an additional 5 podiums took him to the title by a single level.
2014 noticed him get pleasure from Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid’s dominance, taking 11 wins en path to his second world title. Team-mate Rosberg pushed him all the best way with the championship solely determined within the last race.
In 2017 he gained the Mexican Grand Prix and defended his title once more in 2018, earlier than doing the identical final 12 months.
And simply final week Hamilton gained the Turkish Grand Prix to go degree with the legendary Michael Schumacher.
His astonishing achievements within the sport imply that within the new 12 months, Hamilton might be knighted by the Queen for his services to sport.
What sponsorship offers does Lewis Hamilton have?
He presently has private sponsorship offers with Bose, L’Oreal, Mercedes-Benz, Monster Power, Police, Puma, Sony, Tommy Hilfiger, Vodafone-USD.
Mixed the offers earn him an estimated £9 million a 12 months.
The determine is anticipated to rise as extra manufacturers look to work with him following his historic seventh title.