10 FACTS ABOUT LEWIS HAMILTON THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW
There was a chance that Hamilton would've debuted in Formula One in 2004. After he had won the Formula 3 Bahrain Super Prix, the Williams team wanted to sign him to a contract, but there was a problem. BMW was the engine supplier for the team, and they refused to support him in his career.
2)2ND POSTION IN GRANDPRIX WINS OF ALL TIME
He's 2nd of all time in Grand Prix wins with 54. He only trails the great Michael Schumacher.
3)1ST BLACK CHAMPION
He's the first black Formula One Champion in the history of the sport. He set the standard for rookies.
4)MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
In 2009, Lewis Hamilton was admitted into the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. This is an order of chivalry that has multiple levels, and the MBE is the introductory level. These honors are bestowed on British nationals and Commonwealth citizens that achieving significant honors in their representation of the United Kingdom.