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The career of Lewis Hamilton from 2011 till now (Part 2)

2013 season: Reuniting with old friend Nico Rosberg at Mercedes

On September 28, 2012, Lewis Hamilton announced that he would part with Mclaren at the end of the season to move to join Mercedes to team up with his close friend Nico Rosberg. This was the only season Hamilton had won less than his teammates (1 in Hungary versus 2 of Rosberg) but he still scored more points.

In particular, Hamilton had to give up in British GP when leading the way due to wheel explosion. In addition to him, 4 other riders also broke out in the forgotten race of the Pirelli tire company.

In this season, Mercedes is always very strong when running the division, but they are often surpassed in the first race in the race after a day.

2014 season: Return to the championship and break the relationship with Rosberg

But Mercedes has completely overcome the weaknesses of their main race last season. Since the 2014 season, they have toppled Redbull to dominate Formula 1 racing.

Lewis Hamilton had an unlucky start. He the pole but had to give up in the second round in Australia GP due to engine failure, but he won four consecutive races afterward (Malaysia, Bahrain, China, and Spain) to take the lead of Rosberg teammates (during this time Rosberg won 1 and 4 times second). This is also the first time in Hamilton’s career to win 4 consecutive races.

At GP Hungary, Rosberg won the pole and Hamilton had to start from the pitlane (due to broken vehicles in the classification). During the race, the two used different tactics, and Hamilton refused to order the team order for Rosberg to pass so Mercedes once again took the victory to Ricciardo. But for Hamilton, he reached the finish line before Rosberg and closed the gap a little.

The friendship of Hamilton and Rosberg officially broke down in the GP of Belgium. Both collided in the second round, the accident caused Hamilton to break the wheel while Rosberg broke the front wing. Although Hamilton continued to race but had to give up in round 38.

At GP Italia, Rosberg took the lead during the 26 rounds after the start. But he made two consecutive mistakes in the corner of number 1, so Hamilton regained the leading position and won the final. About the tone that Rosberg deliberately “redeemed” in the preliminary phase of that error.

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The career of Lewis Hamilton from 2011 till now (Part 1)

Lewis Hamilton is one of the key members of the Mercedes team that will compete in this year’s F1 race. The information and achievements of this driver in particular and the entire team in general are constantly increasing after each season and receive great attention from the speed enthusiasts.

In this article, let’s learn about the career of Lewis Hamilton from 2011 till now.

2011 season: For the first time defeated by teammates

In 2011, Lewis Hamilton for the first time in his F1 career ended the season with fewer points than his teammate. (Button 270 points, Hamilton 227 points). He still has up to 3 victories (in China, Germany, Abu Dhabi) but has never been able to rise to the top of the rankings due to Vettel’s absolute dominance.

This season, in addition to troubles in his private life, Hamilton was repeatedly fined on the track. In Malaysia, he was fined 20 seconds for illegally blocking Alonso (Alonso was also fined 20 seconds in this phase).

To GP Monaco, Hamilton was fined up to 2 times, the first time was a penalty run through the pitlane by cardboard Massa. After the race ended he was fined 20 seconds for causing an accident for Pastor Maldonado. After this race, he ‘lamented’ that he was discriminated against (heavily punished) for being black.

Hamilton once again caused Massa an accident in Singapore (fined for running through a pitlane). In the Indian GP, ​​he has subtracted 3 steps from the point of ignoring the yellow flag when racing. During the race, Hamilton and Massa collided again (this time Massa was penalized).

2012 season: The last season in McLaren

The 2017 season saw 7 different riders winning the first 7 races and Hamilton was the last of them (GP Canada). He is also the leading racer on the chart at this time. He then won three more victories in Hungary, Italy, and the United States, but had to give up to five stages (Germany, Belgium, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil) plus one only to 19th in the European GP, ​​making Hamilton ranked 4th overall in the final race for McLaren.

In addition to the victories, the memorable event of Hamilton this season is his cancellation of the classification results in the GP of Spain due to fuel errors, having an accident in the starting phase at the GP of Belgium. Before the race at the Spa began, Hamilton revealed his race data and teammate Jenson Button to prove why he ran poorer than Button.

In the final race of the season, Lewis Hamilton had an accident with Nico Hulkenberg in GP Brasil when both competed for the top spot.

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The biography of Lewis Hamilton F1 racer (Part 4)

Hamilton was Massa narrow by Massa to 1 point in GP Italia (Hamilton to 7, Massa to 6) but increased the gap to 7 points in Singapore (Massa had an error in the pit). The following race in Japan, both Hamilton and Massa were penalized for running through the pitlane.

Hamilton was penalized for driving Raikkonen off the racetrack in the starting phase, while Massa was penalized for causing an accident for Hamilton. The result of Hamilton only came in 12th, so there was no point and Massa narrowed the gap to 5 points (Massa returned to 7).

In the last 2 races, each driver has 1 victory (Hamilton won in GP China and Massa won in Brazil). Particularly in GP Brasil, Hamilton can only regain the championship from Massa thanks to Timo Glock’s pass in the final round.

2009 season – the most difficult period of his career

The intense competition of Mclaren and Ferrari in the 2007 and 2008 seasons makes these two teams not be the best prepared when the law changes from 2009 (Two Brawn GP teams (formerly Honda and later Mercedes and Redbull are the most beneficial teams).

In the second half of the season, McLaren made groundbreaking improvements so Hamilton won 2 victories (in Hungary and Singapore) and 3 times on another podium (GP Europe, Japan, Brazil). But he also had to give up twice in Belgium and Abu Dhabi.

2010 Season – shine in the middle of the season

In 2010, Mclaren continued to recruit another defending champion for himself, Jenson Button. Hamilton was outnumbered by his new team-mates early in the season when he failed to win the first six races and Button won two races in Australia and China.

He continued to win the favorite race in Canada, despite being fined $ 10,000 for a foul in the qualifying round, to rise to the top of the rankings. After that, there were 2 consecutive runner-ups in Valencia (European GP) and England.

Hamilton kept the leading position in the rankings to the German GP (finished fourth) before losing it to Mark Webber in the Hungarian GP (giving up due to gearbox failure).

After the summer break, Lewis Hamilton regained the top spot by winning the Spa. But it was also his final victory in the 2010 season. Two accidents in the following two stages (Italy and Singapore) made him fall to 3rd place in the rankings after Webber and Alonso. By the end of the season, the strong rise of Sebastian Vettel pushed Hamilton down to 4th place.

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The biography of Lewis Hamilton F1 racer (Part 3)

In this first season, Hamilton has 2 more victories in Hungary and Japan. With 4 victories, Hamilton leveled Jacques Villeneuve’s record of the number of races won by a rookie driver. Besides, he also set the record as the rookie rider won the most pole (6 times), the rookie rider won the most points (109 points).

The second impression of Lewis Hamilton’s first F1 season was the conflict with teammate Fernando Alonso. The tension started from the Monaco GP, after the race, Hamilton responded to the press suggesting that Mclaren forced him to give up (team order) to Alonso at that race even though Mclaren denied (at that time Team order was officially is considered invalid).

But then, the atmosphere in McLaren went on in favor of Hamilton. The tension between the two riders culminated in the Hungarian GP. Alonso has deducted 5 steps when starting because of a deliberate mistake that prevented Hamilton in Q3.

At the end of the season, Fernando Alonso had to end his contract early and return to the old Renault team.

In the last part of the article, we had a look at the biography of Lewis Hamilton from 2001 to 2007. And in 2008, he won the championship for the first time.

2008 – being the champion for the first time

Lewis Hamilton continued to maintain his peak form in the 2008 season. This time, his main opponent is not Raikkonen or Alonso but Felipe Massa. Despite winning less than the opponent (5 vs. 6), Hamilton is still 1 point more than the opponent to win the world for the first time.

Hamilton won at the first race of the season (GP of Australia), then he was Raikkonen took the lead in 3 races. By the Monaco race, with a victory, Hamilton regained the leading position and maintained until the end of the season. In the second half of the season, Hamilton won three more races in England, Germany, and China.

Hamilton and Raikkonen continued to have significant collisions in Belgium GP. The British driver was fined 25 seconds for illegally crossing Raikkonen, so he lost the victory to Massa even though he went to the podium to receive the trophy. This was Massa’s second consecutive victory, putting him to No. 1 in Ferrari during the decisive phase of the season.