Lewis Hamilton is one of the best riders today, maybe even one of the best in the history of Formula 1.
Thanks to his victory at Mugello yesterday, the man from Great Britain managed to equalize the winning streak of Legendary Driver, Michael Schumacher.
Not only that, Hamilton, who is the mainstay of Mercedes drivers, also still tops the F1 standings this season.
Actually, Hamilton’s success in F1 car racing is not surprising given the fact that he has been pursuing this sport since he was 8 years old.
In fact, at the age of 10 he was able to win the British Karting Championship and the 1995 STP Karting Championship. Then he won the Mercedes Champions of the Future Series which then began to be glimpsed until finally sponsored by McLaren-Mercedes.
Well, besides that, there are some other interesting facts about Lewis Hamilton that are rarely known to the public, including:
1. Starting from a remote car
Who would have thought, a successful driver like Lewis Hamilton started his love for the world of car racing from Remote Cars.
Yes, in the 90s, or when the person concerned was around 6 years old, there was indeed a radio car championship or what is known today as the Remote Car.
Little Hamilton at that time participated in the Radio car racing competition and managed to become world champion in an event filled with adults.
2. The first black man in history who won F1
Hamilton is known as the first black man in history to win a world title in the Formula 1 event. He is also actively fighting the issues of racism and inequality, to support diversity in the world of sports.
His actions inspired many other black people and tried to follow Hamilton’s footsteps of success.
3. Get the title of nobility
Thanks to his success in the Formula 1 arena, Lewis Hamilton was then awarded the title of Nobility from the British Empire.
Yes, several years ago he was awarded the title of Knight or MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II.