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Nicolas Hamilton opens up about life in the shadow of his world-famous brother Lewis

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with his brother Nicholas during the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 16, 2017 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Supportive Sibling

Nicolas Hamilton, half-brother of Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, reveals how Lewis has supported him throughout his career, except financially.

Family Bond

Nicolas and Lewis have always shared a close bond, with Lewis inspiring Nicolas to pursue a career in motorsport from a young age.

Overcoming Struggles

Nicolas opens up about battling a gambling addiction and facing obstacles, with Lewis by his side every step of the way.

Sibling Support

Despite rumors of financial support, Nicolas clarifies that Lewis has never funded his racing career but has been a source of encouragement and motivation.

Fan and Inspiration

Despite not attending Lewis's races, Nicolas remains his number one fan and expresses pride in his brother's accomplishments, with Lewis reciprocating the admiration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is DRS Formula 1? How does it work

Drag Reduction System, or DRS in Formula 1, is a device used to help facilitate overtaking. It works by reducing aerodynamic drag when activated, allowing a trailing car to gain a temporary speed advantage. DRS only works in predetermined zones, or at points of detection during the race when a driver has less than one second between him and the car in front.

How do Formula 1 teams transport equipment between races?

Formula 1 teams carefully plan their logistics to transport parts and equipment around the world. Trucks are commonly used to transport parts and equipment for European races. However, air cargo is the preferred method of transportation for long-distance or overseas events. Each team has a dedicated logistics division ensuring everything arrives on time and in perfect condition, carefully managing a complex schedule that spans multiple continents over the course of the season.

What’s the difference between slicks and wets tires in F1 racing?

Slick tires in Formula 1 are designed for dry conditions, and their smooth surface area provides maximum contact with the track, offering the highest levels of grip. Wet tires (intermediates and full-wets) have tread patterns designed to disperse the water on wet surfaces, reducing aquaplaning and providing traction during rainy conditions. In light to medium rain, intermediates should be used. Full wets will work in heavy rain.

What are the responsibilities of a Formula 1 engineer?

A Formula 1 race engineers is key in managing car performance and driver performance during the race weekend. The Formula 1 race engineer communicates constantly with the driver and provides critical information. They also work with the pit crew to make quick decisions. The race engineer makes crucial calls on tire changes, car adjustments, and race tactics, all aimed at securing the best possible outcome for the team.


  • The largest winning margin in a Formula 1 race was recorded by Jim Clark in 1963 at the Belgian Grand Prix, with a lead of nearly 5 minutes over the second-place finisher.
  • Jenson Button accomplished the greatest number of overtakes in a single race, with a total of 26 during the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix.
  • Kimi Räikkönen holds the record for the fastest lap in Formula 1 history, set at the Italian Grand Prix in 2018 with an average speed of 263.587 km/h (163.785 mph).
  • The Silverstone Circuit, home to the British Grand Prix, has hosted more Formula 1 races than any other circuit since the championship began in 1950.
  • Sebastian Vettel became the youngest World Champion in Formula 1 history, securing his first title at the age of 23 years and 134 days in 2010.
  • Ayrton Senna holds the record for most consecutive pole positions, achieving a series of eight poles from the 1988 Spanish Grand Prix to the 1989 United States Grand Prix.
  • The Monaco Grand Prix is the shortest race on the Formula 1 calendar, with a total race distance of only 260.286 kilometers.
  • Ferrari is the most successful team in Formula 1 history, with 16 Constructors’ Championships to their name.

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Official Formula 1 Video Games: How to Play?

Playing official Formula 1 games can give you a more interactive and immersive experience. Codemasters’ latest F1 game usually includes the current season teams, drivers, circuits and games. Start by familiarizing yourself with the controls and settings of the game. Then, you can start practicing or doing tutorials to improve your skills. You can compete in a virtual Grand Prix or engage in a full career mode to emulate the experience of a Formula 1 driver. The official F1 games offer realistic graphics with physics that faithfully recreate the excitement and thrill of F1 Racing.