Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton(1985-), Racing driver
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Formula One racing driver. Born in Hertfordshire, Hamilton began his career racing go-karts and became the British Cadet Karting champion aged ten. Following a meeting with McLaren's CEO Ron Dennis, Hamilton was signed to the McLaren driver development program. He became the Formula Renault UK champion (2003), the European Formula 3 champion (2005) and GP2 champion (2006). He made his remarkable Formula 1 debut in 2007 scoring four wins and six pole positions in his first season. Since signing a five-year contract with McLaren-Mercedes in January 2008 Hamilton has won Grands Prix in Australia, Monaco, Britain and Germany.