The Personal Journeys of Formula One's Elite Drivers is an enthralling exploration of the path from Karting to the pinnacle of motorsport. Discover the captivating stories of Formula One's finest as they navigate the exhilarating world of racing, showcasing their unique personal styles, off-track lives, and diverse interests.
This section will immerse you in the extraordinary journey of Lewis Hamilton, a true icon in Formula One. Trace his path from Karting to becoming a record-breaking champion, witnessing his unmatched skill, tenacity, and sheer passion for the sport. Explore Hamilton's unique style, tactical brilliance, and unwavering dedication that have solidified his status as one of the greatest drivers in history.
Race Starts- 315
Fastest laps- 61
Best Finish- 1
Best Grid- 1
World Champion- 7
Despite having immense competition, Lewis Hamilton has been hailed as one of the best drivers on the grid by his competitors.
In 2017, Sebastian Vettel had said,
In 2018, Fernando Alonso said,
In 2019, Max Verstappen said,
Hamilton's early years in Formula One saw him paired with two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso as his teammate at McLaren in 2007. The intense competition between the two talented drivers led to a fierce rivalry both on and off the track, with clashes over team dynamics and strategies.
As Hamilton moved to Mercedes and Vettel continued his success with Red Bull Racing, the two became fierce competitors for World Championships. Their battle for supremacy between 2010 and 2013 ignited an intense rivalry, featuring on-track duels and championship battles that enthralled fans.
One of the most memorable and intense rivalries in recent Formula One history was between Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg. The two childhood friends turned bitter rivals, engaging in intense battles for the World Championship from 2014 to 2016. Their rivalry reached its peak during the 2016 season when tensions boiled over, leading to several controversial incidents.
In recent years, Hamilton's rivalry with Red Bull Racing's young sensation, Max Verstappen, has taken center stage. Their on-track battles have been electrifying, showcasing the clash of generations and skills between the experienced Hamilton and the fearless Verstappen. Their rivalry intensified as both fought for the World Championship title in the 2021 season, with numerous wheel-to-wheel battles and intense competition.