Vettel wins 2010 F1 drivers' title

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Sunday and became the youngest driver to win the world championship.

Alonso wins Korean Grand Prix

YEONGAM, South Korea, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso crossed first in his Ferrari at Sunday's Korean Grand Prix and moved into the Formula One world championship point standings lead.

Alonso takes Italian Grand Prix pole

MONZA, Italy, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso edged defending champion Jenson Button by less than a second Saturday to claim pole position in this weekend's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.

Hamilton claims Belgium GP, points lead

SPA, Belgium, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton overcame a slip off the track Sunday to claim the Belgian Grand Prix and the Formula One championship points lead.

Webber dominates British Grand Prix

SILVERSTONE, England, July 11 (UPI) -- Mark Webber dominated nearly from start to finish Sunday, cruising to a win in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England.

Hamilton holds off Button for Canadian win

MONTREAL, June 13 (UPI) -- Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton held off teammate Jenson Button in the late stages Sunday and went on to win the Canadian Grand Prix by 2.2 seconds.

McLaren's Hamilton wins Turkish Grand Prix

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 30 (UPI) -- McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished 1-2 Sunday in the Turkish Grand Prix after a crash took out two of their teammates.

Button wins Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI, April 18 (UPI) -- Jenson Button collected his second Formula One win of the season Sunday, edging McLaren-Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Study: Mixed-races more attractive

Study: Mixed-races more attractive

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England, April 15 (UPI) -- On average, mixed-race faces, are perceived as being more attractive, researchers in Wales found.

Sebastian Vettel wins F1 race at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel ran a dominant race Sunday on the way to winning the inaugural Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Webber wins race, Button takes F1 title

SAO PAULO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Renault's Mark Webber won Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix but Jenson Button clinched the Formula One championship with a fifth-place finish.

Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix

SINGAPORE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Pole winner Lewis Hamilton easily won Sunday's Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.

Barrichello wins the European Grand Prix

VALENCIA, Spain, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Rubens Barrichello won Sunday's Formula One European Grand Prix at Valencia, Spain, his first victory in five years.

Hamilton wins the Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 26 (UPI) -- Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) won Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race course at Budapest, Hungary, over runner-up Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).

Button wins the Bahrain Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 26 (UPI) -- Jenson Button grabbed his third victory this season by winning Sunday's Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix auto race at Sakhir.
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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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