Happy Birthday: Hamilton, Hazard, Semenya

Sport360 staff 14:34 07/01/2017
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Many happy returns!

With three world championships to his name, Lewis Hamilton has had plenty to celebrate during a storied career that has put him well on the way to becoming a Formula One legend.

The British driver celebrates his birthday on January 7, turning 32.

Hamilton was F1’s youngest-ever world champion when he won his maiden title in 2008, until Sebastian Vettel broke that record. He’s the only British driver to have won consecutive world titles after clinching the crown in 2014 and 2015, and the only Englishman to have won three championships.

The Mercedes driver is second on the all-time race wins list with 53, behind only Michael Schumacher.

What’s your favourite Hamilton moment?

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Here are the other sports stars celebrating:

1934: Ducky Schofield, former MLB infielder who won the 1960 World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates

1950: Malcolm McDonald, former Newcastle United, Arsenal, and England forward

1991: Eden Hazard, Chelsea and Belgium winger

1991: Caster Semenya, South African middle-distance runner, winner of the 800m gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics

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