Lewis Hamilton

Active - 2011 - 2017  |   Born - Jan 7, 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England  |  

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  • Began his racing career driving go-karts at age 6.
  • Was the youngest racer to ever win the European Karting Championship when he won in 2000 at age 15.
  • Named British Formula Renault champion for Manor Motorsport in 2006.
  • Won the Formula One Championship in 2008.
  • Awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen in the 2009 New Years Honours List, for his services to motor racing.
  • Voiced a race car in Cars 2 (2012), playing Britain's entry in the World Grand Prix.
  • Crowned the 2014 Formula One World Champion.
  • Frequently works with children's charities, including being named a Global Ambassador for Education for Save the Children in 2013 and taking several trips with UNICEF UK to places like India, the Philippines and Haiti.