Lewis Hamilton Movie Score: 5 / 5
In the Spanish Grand Prix that took place on Friday, Lewis Hamilton was able to lead a Mercedes one-two whereas Sebastian Vettel, the world champion from Red Bull team was pushed to the side-lines for a better part of two sessions thanks to an electrical problem. Hamilton is becoming a favourite in the race and was able to push the limits by passing championship-leading teammate Nico Rosberg by 0.499 of a second faster and Jenson Button of McLaren by 0.868 second faster.
Hamilton is pleased with his performance and has been heard saying that he can feel the positive step forward they have made with the car. The two practice sessions went very smoothly and it was one of the best Friday’s ever. Hamilton has managed four successive wins whereas Vettel was reduced to a mere observer at the Circuit de Catalunya. Last season he won nine races but due to technical problems had to watch from the side-lines after completing only four laps. He had to take a scooter back to the paddock.
Red Bull gave him a car which has a different chassis than the one he is used to in his own car. There have been no improvements despite the difficult start to the season. One failure in wiring caused a short circuit and he had to sit out the practice sessions. The chassis had to be changed. It might be a small failure but it has big implications.
Hamilton after four races happened to be 4 points behind Rosberg but went from strength to strength with an amazingly fastest lap of only one minute 27.023 seconds which was set six minutes from the end that morning. His time was 1:25.524 by the time lunch was over. These margins are beyond impressive and have made him the man to be watched in F1’s very first European race this season.
Lewis Hamilton Online video Ranking: 5 / 5
Lewis Hamilton was born on the 7th of January 1985 in Hertfordshire, England. He is a British formula one racing driver hailing from England. He began karting at an early age of 8 in 1993 and soon enough began to win races and cadet class championships. He continued to perform remarkably in the Intercontinental A (1999), Formula A (2000) and Formula Super A (2001) ranks. In 2000 he became the European champion with the maximum points.
In 2001 Lewis Hamilton began his car racing career with the British formula Renault winter series. He finished fifth in the winter series, overall. In the 2002 formula Renault UK Hamilton finished third overall with three wins and three pole positions. He won the championship with Manor Motorsport. He missed the last 2 races of the season to debut in the season finale of the British Formula Three Championship.
After his success at the Formula Three Championships he moved to the GP2 team ART Grand Prix for 2006. He performed outstandingly that year, which included a prominent victory at Nürburgring. Prior to the start of the 2007 season it was announced that Lewis Hamilton would be partnering Fernando Alonso. Alonso had joined McLaren after leaving Renault. in the Australian Grand Prix, which also happened to be his debut, he finished third in the race. Thus becoming the thirteenth driver to finish on the podium in his first ever F1 race. In Barcelona and Bahrain he finished second to secure the lead in the Drivers Championships. At Monaco he finished second right after Alonso. Hamilton won the first race of the season in 2008 at the Australian Grand Prix. in Spain he finished third, won the Monaco Grand Prix and finished second in Turkey the very same year. At the Brazilian Grand Prix he became the youngest F1 world champion. In 2013 Hamilton left McLaren for Mercedes AMG.