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Lewis Hamilton Cap

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Buy the Official 2011 Lewis Hamilton Cap by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes from the Official McLaren eShop.

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton cap is the official design as worn by Lewis at Grand Prix races.

Lewis Hamilton Cap 2011


The famous Rocket Red with black contrast panelling curving down to the peak. This new style Lewis Cap has a classic 6 panel structure. The cap features hi-vis piping and Lewis’s name and signature to each side created by a “high frequency weld” process.

With VMM logo embroidered in 3D stitching to front panel and ergonomic silicon strip on peak, complete with adjustable buckler fastener. Official Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Merchandise .

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

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Lewis Hamilton on the 2010 Chinese Formula 1 Race

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Lewis Hamilton speaks about the upcoming 2010 Chinese F1 race:

It’s hard to believe that we’re heading into the fourth race of the year – the races have gone by so quickly. After Malaysia, I had a little bit of time to reflect on the year so far, and I’m pleased with the results that Jenson and I have been able to achieve in some challenging circumstances. And I’m really looking forward to an uninterrupted weekend in China so we can focus on racing and competing with the other leading teams in the championship.


Lewis Hamilton and Bernie Ecclestone Interview

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Q: For a 41 year-old the performance of Michael Schumacher wasn’t too bad…
Bernie Ecclestone: It has nothing to do with age. I’m already 79, so be careful what you’re saying!
Lewis Hamilton: Obviously some people don’t age. Like Bernie and Michael. Don’t forget, he’s still a seven-time world champion, even if he wasn’t at the very top in Bahrain. Though I’m sure that it did not go unnoticed that Nico (Rosberg) was faster than him all weekend.

Q: And what do you draw from that?
LH: That Nico was the faster one. You could see that most clearly in qualifying, where there are no differences in fuel load and it is all about pure speed. Nico was clearly faster.

McLaren MP4-25 2010 Formula 1 Car

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

McLaren unveiled the new 2010 Formula 1 car: the MP4-25.

The 2010 car look great. The MP4-25 looks relatively similar to last year’s MP4-24 car. Although this time round the car has a longer wheelbase due to the fuel tank volume increase, which has to contain enough fuel to last an entire race distance in 2010.

McLaren MP4-25 from the front

Click here for specific technical changes in 2010.

Lewis Hamilton Interview – 2009 F1 Season Roundup

Monday, November 9th, 2009

You looked unstoppable around the Abu Dhabi circuit, but the race brought the first mechanical retirement of your Formula 1 career – was it a weekend of mixed fortunes?

Not really. Of course, it’s disappointing not to finish a race – particularly when you’re at the front leading it – but I have to be realistic: to have got through nearly three seasons of racing and to only now be stopped by a mechanical failure is an incredible statistic.

You almost take reliability for granted these days, so it was weird to be stood in the garage watching the race rather than being in it. But I think we can all be proud of what we’ve achieved this year. We started the season with what was the slowest car in the field, but we never gave up, and on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, you could argue that we had the fastest car out there. That’s an absolutely incredible achievement – and I can’t think of a single team other than Vodafone McLaren Mercedes that could have done that.

Lewis Hamilton Apologises

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

As most Formula 1 fans are probably aware of what happened after the Melbourne race this matter will  (hopefully) be resolved and taken off the table and F1 can continue as normal again (if there is such a thing).

Lewis made a mistake. This is now a fact as admitted by Lewis in the video below. Unfortunately this is being used (and abused) by the media calling Lewis a “liar” publicly on front pages (even before Lewis admitted this and laid out the facts). This is simply not acceptable and is outrageous. Especially for a relatively minor incident Lewis is being portrayed to be a nasty person who lies often.

This is simply not the case. Anybody can see this if they’re watching.

All this negative press is not good for Hamilton’s image, especially for all the young and aspiring racing drivers and fans. It seems the media is being overly harsh against Lewis and frankly – the punishment does not fit the crime, it exceeds it by miles!

The whole situation simply does not seem fair on Lewis. I don’t know of a single Formula 1 driver who hasn’t made a mistake before, but I know fewer how are man enough to admit it.

Regarding Jarno Trulli: I can understand that he was upset as he temporarily lost his third place – as anybody racer would be.

Ok, enough of the chatter, let see and listen to the man himself has to say…


Lewis Hamilton Excluded from Australian Grand Prix

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Lewis Hamilton has been excluded from the Australian Grand Prix after the overtaking Jarno Trulli. Previously Jarno had reveived a 25-second penalty but now Trulli has now has his 3rd position reinstated and Lewis Hamilton lost his 3rd position.

Apparently Lewis or McLaren had giving ‘misleading’  information to the stewards by giving them a different version of the events which have been said said publicly shortly before.

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh had the following to say:

We are disappointed by what has happened but in the circumstances we are not going to appeal. There is no implication that Lewis lied to the stewards.

As I understand there is a belief that the team was not explicit enough in the content of the radio communications to the stewards. What they believe is that the omission of the information about the radio communication between the team was withheld and that is misleading.

I believe it was a harsh decision. Lewis made a legitimate pass and then was repassed – at the time the team asked race control several times about the repass but they were too busy to answer that question so we felt the decision in the immediate aftermath was fair. I think it’s a regrettable day. It certainly wasn’t a deliberate attempt (to mislead the stewards).

New F1 Medal System Withdrawn and a Solution

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The medal system which was put forward last year by Bernie Ecclestone and approved by the FIA are now being back tracked and axed – only days before the the Formula 1 season starts in Melbourne.

The simple aim of the medal system, which basically means that the driver with the most race-wins wins the Formula 1 driver’s championship,was to make F1 more exciting with drivers going for a win rather than taking 8 points for second position.

FOTA had recommended a 12-9-7-5-4-3-2-1 points system, but the FIA World Motor Sport Council instead voted in favour of Bernie Ecclestone’s idea for the title to automatically go to the driver with the most race wins, with the points only being used to decide tie-breaks and the lesser positions.

There have been numerous criticisms of the medal system including from Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.

A Solution