Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton celebrates his 38th birthday today and is flooded with messages from teams, drivers and fans.
Hamilton made his F1 debut with McLaren in 2007 and won his first championship in 2008. In 2013, the British driver Niki moved to Mercedes after a bit of persuasion from Lauda and Bernie Ecclestone. Mercedes were competing in the midfield at the time, while McLaren were near the top of the grid.
The F1 legend has won six more championships with Mercedes and his contract expires at the end of 2023 but is expected to extend a little more.
McLaren has shared a nostalgic photo from Hamilton’s days with the team. they posted:
“Happy Birthday to former McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton!”
Mercedes posted to its Instagram and Twitter followers:
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“7x F1 Champion Knight of the Realms Icon Happy Birthday @lewishamilton”
Fans were quick to comment their congratulations to Hamilton.
“Son, uncle, brother, Roscoe’s father, Mission 44, Hamilton Commission, Founder of X44, onion hater, everything is as beautiful as it gets. Happy Birthday Champion, I wish you 8th place this season.”
Another fan referred to the team as Hamilton being the greatest ever.
“Happy birthday @LewisHamilton. I am so grateful to have witnessed and supported you in your promotion to GOAT in my lifetime. Have a great year ahead and keep going! Let’s go on and take it home… with you forever!”
Someone else wrote Hamilton a happy birthday letter:
“Happy Birthday Champion! You are so kind, beautiful, unique and you shine so bright. You have so much to give to the world. I respect and adore you so much. Wish you the best day ever. I hope you are surrounded You used to love so much love and positivity