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, and 2015 and set 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.
He began a relationship with Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger in 2007. His brother Nicolas also became a professional race car driver.
He finished one point behind Kimi Raikkonen in the 2007 Formula One Championship. He surpassed Nigel Mansell to become Britain's winningest F1 driver.