F1 Silverstone 2010- Saturday practice at Becketts
View from the Becketts grandstand over maggots, Becketts, Chapel and hangar
straight as well as the new section of the track of Abbey, Farm, Village,
the loop, Aintree and the Wellington straight.
It is filmed towards the end of the session when most teams were focusing
on qualifying runs, so the drivers are pushing quite hard. Lewis Hamilton
runs wide probably caught out by the gusty crosswind.
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Lewis Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing
driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team. Lewis
Hamilton is the 2008 Formula One World Champion.
Lewis 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 Lewis Hamilton 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,
Lewis Hamilton drove for McLaren in 2007, making his Formula One debut 12
years after his initial encounter with Dennis. Lewis Hamilton's contract
for the McLaren driver development program made him the youngest ever
driver to secure a contract which later resulted in a Formula One drive.
Lewis Hamilton coming from a mixed background, with a black father and
white mother, Lewis Hamilton is often labelled "the first black driver in
Formula One", although Willy T. Ribbs tested a Formula One car in 1986.
Lewis Hamilton is also the first driver of black African heritage to win a
major race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in any discipline.
In Lewis Hamilton's first season in Formula One, Hamilton set numerous
records, while finishing second in the 2007 Formula One Championship, just
one point behind Kimi Räikkönen. Lewis Hamilton won the World
Championship the following season.
In October 2007, Lewis Hamilton announced his intention to live in
Switzerland, stating that this was because he wished to get away from the
media scrutiny that he experienced living in the United Kingdom. Lewis
Hamilton admitted under questioning on the television show Parkinson, which
was broadcast on 10 November 2007, that taxation was partly responsible for
his decision, in addition to wanting more privacy. Lewis Hamilton received
public criticism from UK MPs including Liberal Democrat MP Bob Russell for
avoiding UK taxes. Lewis Hamilton settled in Luins in Vaud canton on Lake
Geneva; other Formula One drivers, including world champions Michael
Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen and Fernando Alonso, also live in Switzerland.
Lewis Hamilton was one of several super-rich figures whose tax arrangements
were singled out for criticism in a report by the charity Christian Aid in
n November 2007, Lewis Hamilton started dating Nicole Scherzinger, the lead
singer of the American girl band Pussycat Dolls; it was announced in
January 2010 that they split up to focus on their respective careers,
however they were seen together at the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix and at
the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, on 13 June 2010. In October 2011,
it was announced that Lewis Hamilton and Scherzinger had split up. The
couple reunited in 2012, but in July 2013 a spokeswoman for Scherzinger
confirmed that the relationship was over.
At the start of 2012, Lewis Hamilton moved his personal residence from
Switzerland to Monaco.
At the start of 2013, Lewis Hamilton took delivery of a metallic red and
black Bombardier Challenger 600 series private jet, Lewis Hamilton's tail
plate number G-LCDH, which is managed for him by TAG Aviation.
Lewis Hamilton was awarded an MBE by the Queen in the 2009 New Year
On 18 March 2009, Madame Tussauds unveiled a waxwork of Lewis Hamilton in
his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes race suit. This wax replica cost around
£150,000 and took over six months to complete. In 2012, Lewis
Hamilton featured in the cartoon Tooned, alongside Jenson Button and
comedian Alexander Armstrong.
On 18 December 2007, Lewis Hamilton was suspended from driving in France
for a month after being caught speeding at 196 km/h (122 mph) on a French
motorway. His Mercedes-Benz CLK was also impounded.
Two days before the 2010 Australian Grand Prix, Victoria Police witnessed
Lewis Hamilton "deliberately losing traction" in his silver Mercedes-AMG
C63, and impounded the car for 48 hours. Lewis Hamilton immediately
released a statement of apology for "driving in an over-exuberant manner".
Lewis Hamilton After being charged with intentionally losing control of a
vehicle, Lewis Hamilton was eventually fined A$500 (£288), being described
as a "Hoon" [boy racer] by the magistrate.
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