|First Race||2007 Australian Grand Prix|
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is the current World Champion, racing for McLaren Mercedes. Hamilton made his debut in 2007 for McLaren. In his first season he set many records and just missed out on the championship by one point to Kimi Raikkonen. During that season McLaren were disqualified from the constructors championship for holding Ferrari documents. Tensions were also high between Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso who left at the end of the season for Renault.
In 2008 Lewis won the championship in the last corner of the last race by overtaking Glock into fifth, where he had to finish to win. Hamilton's McLaren isn't as fast in 2009 however, and he only manage nine points from the first nine races. But an improved car in Hungary saw the world champion win his first race of 2009.