There are few people in the world who are considered to be the greatest in the world at what they do.
The four-time World Champion, the King of the sport in the last decade, the Legend Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton marked the inception of his amazing F1 journey in the year 2007 with McLaren which was a record-breaking rookie year for him.
In 2008, he became the youngest world champion with Mclaren, one of the best finales in F1 history at Interlagos, Brazil when Massa took the win and stayed world champion for just 40 seconds, Hamilton passed the flag and stunned his fellow drivers and fans worldwide.
After a 5 year partnership with McLaren, he switched to Mercedes in the year 2013 where he bagged his second World Title in the year 2014.
In the next season, Hamilton continued dominating the sport with Mercedes and clinched his ‘3rd World Title and the 2nd one in a row.’ The next season was nevertheless great for him as he just finished behind the World Champion, his teammate and rival Nico Rosberg.
Last season, 2017 came as total bang for him as the Briton successfully bagged his 4th World Title and chasing his fifth title this year.
Here are 10 facts about one of the Formula 1 greatest that not many people may know.
1991 BRCA COMPETITION
The British Radio Car Association holds yearly radio car (also known as “remote control cars”) racing competitions. In 1991, at the age of 6 years old, Lewis Hamilton placed 2nd in a national radio car racing competition where he was competing against (and beating) adults. This was the time in his life when he began to gain the love for racing and was bitten by the bug. A love for racing, competition, and striving to be the best has been a part of his life since he was a young child.
CONTRACTED AT 13
For most people, at 12 or 13, they’re playing video games and dealing with the stresses that junior high school has to offer. This wasn’t the case for Lewis Hamilton, who was doing things that most 12-year-old kids only dream of. At 12 (1997), Hamilton entered into the McLaren Mercedes young drivers program. This is where young prospects begin to learn the skills they need to push on to the next level and get behind the wheel of a true race car. At 13, he became the youngest driver ever to be contracted by a Formula One team.