Sebastian Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel drove a masterful race Sunday in winning the Singapore Grand Prix for his seventh Formula One victory this year.

Vettel wins pole for Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Defending champion Sebastian Vettel grabbed the pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by a narrow margin over Nico Rosberg in Saturday's qualifying.

Vettel wins in Belgium, fifth Grand Prix title of 2013

SPA, Belgium, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel collected his fifth Grand Prix title of the year Sunday with a strong performance at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Hamilton edges Vettel for Belgian Grand Prix pole

SPA, Belgium, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton will on the pole for the fourth race in a row at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton dominates in 4th Hungarian Grand Prix victory

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 28 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton dominated from start to finish Sunday, cruising in to 10.9-second victory at the sweltering Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton edges Vettel to take Hungarian Grand Prix pole

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 27 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes earned his third consecutive Formula One pole Saturday, edging Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Formula One teams break in new tires at Hungary Grand Prix practice

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 26 (UPI) -- Formula One racers were on the track Friday -- after a long hiatus -- for practice laps for the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. Hot weather was a concern.

Sebastian Vettel dominates German Grand Prix in 1st home-country win

NURBURG, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel notched his fourth Formula One victory of the season and first in his home country Sunday, outpacing Kimi Raikkonen at the German Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton captures German Grand Prix pole

NURBURGRING, Germany, July 6 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes took the pole for the German Grand Prix with a narrow win over Sebastian Vettel in Saturday's qualifying laps.

Nico Rosberg takes British Grand Prix after Vettel's breakdown

SILVERSTONE, England, June 30 (UPI) -- Nico Rosberg grabbed a late lead when Sebastian Vettel suffered a gearbox failure and went on to win Sunday's British Grand Prix.

Mercedes claims front row in British Grand Prix qualifying

SILVERSTONE, England, June 29 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg off the pole position for the British Grand Prix in Saturday's qualifying runs.

Sebastian Vettel dominates Canadian Grand Prix, widens Formula 1 lead

MONTREAL, June 9 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel dominated from start-to-finish Sunday and extended his Formula One points lead with a victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg dominates in Monaco Grand Prix victory

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 26 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Nico Rosberg led wire-to-wire Sunday, claiming a dominating victory at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Rosberg on the pole again for Monaco Grand Prix

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, May 25 (UPI) -- Nico Rosberg will be on the pole for the third time this season when the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place this weekend.

Mercedes wins pole position at Spanish Grand Prix

CATALUNYA, Spain, May 11 (UPI) -- Mercedes will be parked in the front row of the Spanish Grand Prix after teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton won Saturday's qualifying run.
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Lewis Hamilton
British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton attends a signing of his autobiography "My Story" at Waterstone's, Piccadilly in London on November 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the McLaren team, and was the 2008 Formula One World Champion.

Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, "I want to race for you one day ... I want to race for McLaren." Less than three years later McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support Programme. After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he drove for McLaren in 2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years after his initial encounter with Dennis. Coming from a mixed-race background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is often labelled "the first black driver in Formula One".

In his first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous records, while finishing second in the 2007 Formula One Championship, just one point behind Kimi Räikkönen. He won the World Championship the following season, ahead of Felipe Massa by the same margin of a single point. Clinching the crown thanks to passing the dry tyre-shod Timo Glock in the wet on the final lap, to take the necessary fifth position. Following that, prestigious motorsport weekly Autosport dubbed him as Last Lap Lewis. He has stated he wants to stay with the McLaren team for the rest of his F1 career.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lewis Hamilton."
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