The final race of Formula One’s thrilling 2017 season—the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix—is upon us and you could win a chance to be there as Lewis Hamilton’s VIP. That’s right, fresh after winning his fourth championship, the star driver wants the world to know two things. One: He won’t take his foot off the gas despite snagging the title. And two: He’s looking for some extra support in the paddock… from YOU. Read on to learn more about Hamilton’s meteoric rise to stardom and how you can use the promo code CHAMP at checkout for 100 extra chances to be Hamilton’s VIP.
Despite being a trailblazer in such a notoriously exclusive and wealthy sport, Lewis Hamilton’s upbringing was anything but. Hamilton’s love of racing was first encouraged by his working-class father, who worked multiple jobs in order to support his son’s racing career. Lewis has talked openly about his roots, going so far as to reveal that his father spent his life savings and re-mortgaged their house to fund Lewis’ dream to be an F1 driver.
A Not-So-Humble Racing Career
Thankfully, both of the Hamiltons’ hard work paid off. After quickly rising up in British Formula Renault series, Hamilton burst onto the Formula One scene with a sensational first season, losing out on the championship by a single point. It’s safe to say he was a star from the moment the green flag waved on his rookie career.
The Greatest of All Time?
Fast-forward to today. Hamilton now has 62 wins, a record-breaking 68 pole positions and four world championships under his belt. He’s one of the few drivers (five) to win four or more titles, and is the only British driver to do so. Is he the Grand Prix GOAT? The jury’s still out. But there should be no doubt he’s in the running, especially considering that at 31 years old, his career is just getting started.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
What’s next for Lewis Hamilton? Career-wise, records-wise, it’s safe to say anything and everything. But first up, he’s got the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix… and he wants you to join him. You could spend the day with Lewis and his Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team in the exclusive team paddock, the only area in Formula One where public access cannot be bought. Flights, hotel and race passes are included, plus every donation to win supports the incredible work of Movember. Enter now and you’ll get 100 extra entries when you use the code CHAMP at checkout.