Lewis Hamilton is the best Formula 1 driver the world has ever seen.
On November 15, 2020, the British racing driver, who drives for Mercedes, won his seventh world championship at the Turkish Grand Prix. In doing so, he equalled the record set by Michael Schumacher set 16 years earlier - a record that many believed no one would ever get close to.
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Hamilton was born just north of London, England, in the quiet town Stevenage, to a white mother, Carmen, and Grenadian-British father, Anthony.
His parents separated when he was two, and he lived with his mother until he was 12 before moving in with his father, step-mother and half brother.
Hamilton was a shy kid. He struggled at school with bullies and undiagnosed dyslexia, and took up sports to help cope with it.
"As a kid I remember just staying quiet about [the bullying] because I didn’t feel anyone really understood," the 37-year-old told The Guardian in 2021.
"I did boxing because I needed to channel the pain," he said. "I did karate because I was being beaten up and I wanted to be able to defend myself."
He then found a love for racing.