Nicolas Hamilton

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Nicolas Hamilton
Nationality British
Born (1992-03-28) 28 March 1992 (age 28)
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
Related to Lewis Hamilton (brother)
British Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2015
Current team AmD Tuning
Car no. 28
Starts 12
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
201112
2013
Renault Clio Cup UK
European Touring Car Cup

Nicolas "Nic" Hamilton (born 28 March 1992) is a British racing driver from England who currently competes in the British Touring Car Championship. He races with a specially-modified car due to his cerebral palsy.

Racing career

Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom

Hamilton made his racing debut in the Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom in 2011 driving for Total Control Racing.[1] He attracted much fan and media attention despite finishing last in his first race.[2] His first season was the subject of a BBC documentary entitled Racing with the Hamiltons: Nic in the Driving Seat.[3]

European Touring Car Cup

Hamilton moved up to the European Touring Car Cup for 2013, driving a SEAT León Supercopa for Baporo Motorsport.[4]

British Touring Car Championship

In 2015 Hamilton secured a deal with AmD Tuning to race an Audi S3 in five rounds of the British Touring Car Championship, becoming the first driver with a disability to compete in the series.[5]

Media career

On 8 March 2016, it was announced that Hamilton would be part of Channel 4's Formula One presentation team.[6]

Personal life

He is the half-brother of triple Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom Total Control Racing 16 0 0 0 0 113 14th
2012 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom Total Control Racing 16 0 0 0 0 54 21st
2013 European Touring Car Cup Baporo Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 12 10th
2015 British Touring Car Championship AmD Tuning 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC†

† As Hamilton was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race; races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races; * signifies that driver led race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2015 AmD Tuning Audi S3 Saloon BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

DON
1

DON
2

DON
3

THR
1

THR
2

THR
3

OUL
1

OUL
2

OUL
3

CRO
1

25
CRO
2

25
CRO
3

22
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

16
SNE
3

22
KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

ROC
1

20
ROC
2

24
ROC
3

17
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

25
SIL
3

22
BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

NC† 0†

† As Hamilton was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

References

  1. "Disability drives Nicolas Hamilton to follow in footsteps of Lewis". CNN. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Rookie Nicolas Hamilton steals limelight despite finishing last in Renault Clio at Brands Hatch". The Sunday Telegraph. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Racing with the Hamiltons: Nic in the Driving Seat". bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 30 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Hudson, Neil (15 March 2013). "36 cars entered for opening round of the ETCC". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 15 March 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Croft Circuit to witness debut of Nicolas Hamilton, first disabled driver in the British Touring Car Championship". Northern Echo. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Formula 1's new UK broadcaster Channel 4 has revealed who will present its coverage of the sport in 2016". motorsport.com. 8 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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