It's an incredible feeling to be back here after what felt such a long time away and what was such a struggle with me and my teamHamilton wins the Hungarian Grand Prix Jul 26, 2009
This weekend has been on our side, and the team has done a phenomenal job preparing the carHamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix Oct 19, 2008
I was just pushing and pushing and pushing trying to close that gapPenalty costs Hamilton at Belgian F1 race Sep 07, 2008
I would have much preferred to have come in earlier (for my second pit stop) but the way it worked out I knew I had a lot of work to doHamilton takes the German Grand Prix Jul 20, 2008
We knew it was going to be very tough to challenge the FerrarisMassa wins auto race in Turkey May 11, 2008
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.