Who is Lewis Hamilton?

Who is Lewis Hamilton?

Who is Lewis Hamilton? 

Lewis Hamilton is a professional Formula One (F1) racing driver. This knighted (Sir) racing driver is not only one of the most well-known F1 drivers but is one of the most prestigious in the sport. In today’s OnlyQuestion article, we take a look at who Lewis Hamilton is, and why he’s so successful.  

How tall is Lewis Hamilton? 

As Lewis is unlikely to grow anymore, Lewis Hamilton is officially 5ft 9in. This is 1.74m (174cm) tall. Most racers in the F1 are around 5ft 7in to 6ft 2in, with the exception of Yuki Tsunoda who is 5ft 3in.  

How much does Hamilton weigh? 

At the time of writing, Hamilton weights 73kg, roughly 160lbs. Due to F1 regulations, all F1 drivers are required to weigh under 80kg (which most of the drivers are), otherwise, the difference is corrected with a small ballast in the cockpit of the vehicle.  

How much does Lewis Hamilton Make? 

As of 2022, Hamilton has a salary of $40 million USD. This is roughly £32 million GBP. The vast majority of these earnings come from his contract with Mercedes. He does, however, have several major sponsors and events that he completes to make this rise. Not only this but winning races and their titles will likely yield some bonus earnings for Lewis.  

Lewis Hamilton Biography
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Where does Lewis Hamilton Live? 

Lewis Hamilton was born in Stevenage, in the United Kingdom. At the time of writing, Hamilton has two homes. One residence in Switzerland, and his main residence in Monaco. There are claims however that Hamilton does have several other properties around the world, but these two are the only public knowledge ones. He does also have a London Mansion but we’re not sure if this is owned by Lewis.  

What are some of Hamilton’s Achievements? 

Hamilton started back when he was just 4 years old and has many official achievements and awards in his career. On top of his 103 poles and 103 wins (at the time of writing), he also boasts; 

  • Formula One World Championship – 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (7) 
  • Best Driver ESPY Award – 2017 and 2021 
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year – 2014 and 2020 
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year – 2020 
  • Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year – 2008 
  • Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year – 2021 
  • Bambi Special Prize of the Jury – 2008 

What team does Hamilton Race for? 

At the time of writing, Hamilton races in the F1 (Formula One) for Mercedes AMG Petronas. Mercedes AMG Petronas has two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and George Russel, that are both consistent finishers at the races.  

How much does Lewis Hamilton Earn? 

As mentioned previously, Hamilton earns around $40 million USD a year. There are several other factors and income streams that Lewis will earn, however, these are unknown for the most part. It’s safe to say that Hamilton could be earning in the region of $50 million USD a year from events, races, salary, and other bonuses and sponsored events. 


Overall, this knighted F1 driver is an iconic name to F1 and the United Kingdom as their golden boy for all things F1. We wish Lewis the best of luck in his upcoming races, and hope that he can win the F1 season just like he always should have (Sorry Max!). 

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