101 Facts About Lewis Hamilton

1. Lewis Hamilton dominated last year to win his fifth world title but Horner believes Verstappen has what it takes to knock the Brit off top spot.

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2. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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3. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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4. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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5. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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6. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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7. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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8. At the start of the 2011 season, Lewis Hamilton dismissed Red Bull Racing as "just a drinks company".

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9. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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10. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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11. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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12. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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13. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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14. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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15. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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16. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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17. Lewis Hamilton caused outrage on Sunday at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year awards when he said it 'was a dream for us all to get out of the slums, that's what we'd say, it's not the slums, but to get out of somewhere and do something'.

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18. Lewis Hamilton was spotted wearing a rather loud outfit as he unveiled freshly made cornrows in Atlanta ahead of the Super Bowl.

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19. Lewis Hamilton was due to sit alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Anna Wintour to watch Novak Djokovic clinch his third Wimbledon crown.

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20. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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21. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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22. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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23. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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24. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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25. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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26. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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27. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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28. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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29. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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30. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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31. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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32. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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33. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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34. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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35. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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36. Lewis Hamilton had 32 victories, 55 podium finishes and qualified ahead of Rosberg 42 times.

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37. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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38. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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39. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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40. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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41. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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42. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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43. Lewis Hamilton entered the sport in 2007 in a front-running McLaren before making the jump to the equally impressive Mercedes GP in 2011.

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44. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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45. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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46. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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47. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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48. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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49. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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50. Lewis Hamilton is expected to extend his current contract with Mercedes beyond 2020, according to Alejandro Agag.

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51. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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52. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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53. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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54. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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55. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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56. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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57. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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58. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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59. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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60. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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61. Lewis Hamilton headed to Beverly Hills yesterday for a spot of retail therapy when he bumped into tennis player Serena Williams and her one-year-old daughter Alexis.

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62. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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63. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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64. Lewis Hamilton comes from a mixed-race background, with a black father and white mother.

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65. Lewis Hamilton won four Grands Prix in his debut season and led the championship for much of the year, developing an intense rivalry with Alonso both on and off the circuit.

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66. Lewis Hamilton made sure that Ron Dennis was one of the first to notice his swift rise through the ranks and in 1998 the McLaren boss signed him to the team's young driver programme.

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67. In 2012, Lewis Hamilton featured in the cartoon Tooned, alongside Jenson Button and comedian Alexander Armstrong.

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68. At the age of five Lewis Hamilton took up karate to defend himself as a result of bullying at school.

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69. Lewis Hamilton said that if Formula One had not worked for him he would have been a footballer, being a big fan of Arsenal FC.

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70. Lewis Hamilton ended his working relationship with his father in early 2010 and subsequently signed a management deal in March 2011 with Simon Fuller's firm XIX Entertainment.

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71. From this point until March 2010, Anthony Lewis Hamilton was the driver's manager.

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72. Anthony Lewis Hamilton's parents moved to the UK from Grenada in the 1950s.

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73. Lewis Hamilton still hungry for successDespite Mercedes' prolonged success, world champion Lewis Hamilton has consistently welcomed the prospect of a wider title fight.

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74. Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth world title last year by beating Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel by 88 points.

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75. Lewis Hamilton wore a gold helmet in the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after sealing his fifth world title, toward which he made reference with five stars on either side of the design.

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76. Lewis Hamilton has sported gold coloured helmets on two occasions in his career.

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77. Lewis Hamilton said, "I'll be wearing a specially-painted helmet for the occasion.

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78. In 2017, Lewis Hamilton announced that he was running a competition for his fans to design his helmet.

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79. Lewis Hamilton posted a video on Instagram in which he apologised for his comments, saying "I'm super proud of where I come from and I hope you know that I represent in the best way I can always.

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80. In December 2018, Stevenage-born Lewis Hamilton caused controversy at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards where he said on live television, "It really was a dream for us all as a family to do something different.

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81. Lewis Hamilton was condemned on social media and by LGBT charities for his comments.

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82. In December 2017, Lewis Hamilton courted controversy after sharing a video on Instagram of his nephew wearing a princess dress in which he commented "Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don't wear princess dresses".

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83. Lewis Hamilton stated "[g]rowing up, I remember seeing the iconic Tommy Hilfiger flag" and Hilfiger commented on Hamilton, saying "Lewis is bold in everything he does.

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84. In 2017, Lewis Hamilton told the BBC that had become vegan because, "[a]s the human race, what we are doing to the world.

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85. Lewis Hamilton settled in Luins in Vaud canton on Lake Geneva.

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86. Lewis Hamilton said on the television show Parkinson that taxation was a reason.

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87. Lewis Hamilton announced his intention to live in Switzerland in 2007, stating that this was because he wished to get away from the media scrutiny that he experienced living in the UK.

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88. Ayrton Senna was a major influence on Lewis Hamilton's driving style.

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89. Lewis Hamilton is expected to defend his World Championship title in 2019 after signing a contract with Mercedes that lasts until 2020.

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90. Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to surpass 3000 total career points.

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91. Lewis Hamilton finished fourth in Mexico to clinch his fifth World Championship title with two races remaining.

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92. Lewis Hamilton took a controversial victory in Russia where, after falling behind Vettel in the pit stops before passing him on track, Mercedes ordered teammate Bottas to gift Hamilton the lead of the race to further extend his championship lead over Vettel.

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93. Lewis Hamilton started the season by taking a record seventh pole position in Melbourne, but finished second behind Vettel, who used a timely virtual safety car period triggered by the stricken Haas of Romain Grosjean to pass Hamilton before successfully defending the position until the finish.

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94. In Japan, Lewis Hamilton took his first Suzuka pole and took his eighth win of the season, while title-rival Vettel retired after four laps, extending his championship lead to 59 points.

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95. Lewis Hamilton finished in fourth position in Hungary, behind Bottas, after requesting that he swap places with Bottas to try to overtake both Ferraris.

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96. Lewis Hamilton was presented with one of Senna's old helmets, a gift from the late Brazilian's family for equalling his record.

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97. At the next race in Sochi, Lewis Hamilton struggled for pace and finished fourth, while teammate Bottas took his first Grand Prix win.

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98. Lewis Hamilton took his first win of the season at the next race in China where he won from pole led every lap and set the fastest lap to give the Mercedes driver his third career Grand Slam.

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99. Lewis Hamilton finished the season with 380 points, recording 10 wins, a record-equalling 17 podium finishes and 12 pole positions, enough to secure the FIA Pole Trophy for the second consecutive season.

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100. Lewis Hamilton went on to win the race, while Rosberg secured his maiden Drivers' Championship title with second place.

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101. Lewis Hamilton finished fifth in Baku after struggling with a software issue that limited his engine's ability to harvest energy.

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