British Formula One race car driver regarded as one of the best in the history of the sport. He won F1 championships in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, setting a record for most race victories by a British driver. He became the first black driver to ever compete in F1.
He began his racing career driving go-karts at the age of eight. In 1998, he signed with McLaren's development program.
He set the career record for most points, becoming the first driver to ever hit 2,500. He won 10 races during the 2016 F1 season but failed to win the title, a record for most wins in a season without winning the World Championship.