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A profile of McLaren Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton

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A diagnosis of Lewis Hamilton's 2010 season

Lewis Hamilton 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 4 3 15 15
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 11 6 8 23
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 20 6 8 31
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 6 2 18 49
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 3 14 0 49
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 5 5 10 59
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 2 1 25 84
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 1 1 25 109
European GP 27 Jun 2010 3 2 18 127
British GP 11 Jul 2010 4 2 18 145
German GP 25 Jul 2010 6 4 12 157
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 5 20 0 157
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 2 1 25 182
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 5 23 0 182
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 3 19 0 182
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 8 5 10 192
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 4 2 18 210
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 4 4 12 222
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 2 2 18 240

"You can never count out Lewis Hamilton, who has been in contention for the world title in three of the four seasons that he has been in F1.

"He is always going for it, even though he has not had the fastest car this year.

"But for every brave overtake we applaud on his way to magnificent victories in Turkey, Montreal and Spa, there have been moments this season where it has all gone wrong.

"His crashes in Monza, Singapore and Suzuka effectively took him out of championship contention.

"This season has been a lost opportunity for Hamilton, but I still see the 2008 champion very much growing as a race driver."


What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula 1 driver?
Adventurous, cool and fortunate.

What is the biggest perk of the job?
Getting to drive some pretty cool Mercedes-Benz road cars.

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?
As one of the best.

What is your most embarrassing sporting moment?
Crashing the go-kart at an event in 2007.

Who is the worst-dressed Formula 1 driver?
We are all wearing team kit when we see each other, so no-one is that bad.

Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?
I'm going to say Senna, but I also have a huge amount of respect for Prost.

Spa or Monaco?

Nationality: English
Born: 07/01/1985, Stevenage
Grand Prix debut: Australia 2007
World championships: 1 (2008)

If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?
A footballer.

Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?
Muhammad Ali.

What would be your perfect day off?
A day on the beach.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?

Apart from a house, what is the most expensive thing that you own?
No comment.

What is your favourite item of clothing?
My special TAG Heuer watch.

What is your favourite music to drive to?
Bob Marley.

Which famous person - dead or alive - would you like to have dinner with and why?
I would change my answer to this every day. It depends what kind of mood you are in at the moment you are asked I guess.

You could go for someone like Will Smith or Eddie Murphy, because they would be hilarious, but then on another day I would say Ayrton Senna, and on another Muhammad Ali.

Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know
I'm a big online gamer.

Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?
Steve McQueen AND Paul Newman

Boxers or briefs?

Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?
No comment.

James Bond or Austin Powers?

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