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.