Lewis Hamilton is one of the most famous and successful drivers in Formula 1.
His name is associated with numerous records and victories; he is the driver with the most wins, podiums, pole positions and points in the history of the competition as well as having won seven world titles.
But there are also some lesser-known aspects of his life that are worth discovering.
In this article, we explore some interesting facts you might not have known about Lewis Hamilton, from his passion for music to his racing career.
The calendar of the first World Championship in Formula 1, that of 1950, contained seven grands prix. Seven circuits, therefore, three of which are incredibly still used (Silverstone, Montecarlo, Monza), one... almost (Spa-Francorchamps), two completely abandoned (Bremgarten, Reims).
Here are some of the tracks on which the Formula 1 has left traces of its history, but which are no longer part, for various reasons, of the calendar.
Let's start with the first two decades.
Browse the gallery of abandoned Formula 1 circuits.
Ronda Rousey is undoubtedly one of the most iconic athletes of recent years. She started out as a judoka, winning an Olympic bronze medal at Beijing 2008.
With an impressive career in mixed martial arts and a strong personality, Rousey has won the hearts of fans around the world.
But what makes Ronda Rousey so special? In this photo gallery, we explore her career, achievements and personality and try to understand why she has become the world's most clicked athlete.
On Sunday, 16 April, former Dutch footballer Arjen Robben ran the Rotterdam Marathon, completing it in less than three hours. An excellent result for the former Bayern Munich phenomenon who, even now at 39 years of age, still continues to dedicate himself to the world of sport, even without the classic feint to return with his left hand.
Less sprinting and more endurance, it may be a coincidence, but many former footballers, once they have hung up their boots, devote themselves to the queen of races, the marathon.
Robben is in fact only the latest in a long list of champions who attempt the feat and test their physiques, trained for years in very different ways.
Naomi Osaka is one of the most famous and popular tennis players in the world.
Winner of four Grand Slam titles, Osaka is known for her aggressive playing style and shy but determined personality.
However, there are many interesting facts about Naomi Osaka's life and career that you may not know. Undecided since September 2022, she will not play in 2023 as she is pregnant.
In this article, we explore together some of the most interesting trivia about the Japanese champion.
After Jaylen Brown's contract renewal with the Boston Celtics, what is in fact the richest deal in the history of the American professional basketball league, 'Sky Sports' went looking for the other pharaonic contracts in the NBA.
The list of the five biggest contracts ever signed obviously only includes contemporary players, and in fact there is no mention of the technical value of the player but only of his 'salary'.
Incredibly, neither LeBron James nor Steph Curry are on this list.
In the history of Formula One, many great drivers have earned nicknames that have made them even more iconic.
These nicknames are often linked to the drivers' distinctive characteristics or personality traits.
For example, 'The Professor'. This nickname was given to Alain Prost, one of the most successful drivers of all time. The nickname reflected his calculated and analytical approach to racing, with precise strategy and impeccable control of the vehicle and racing situations.
What is the most strenuous sport in the world?
According to a research promoted by Espn, a US television station entirely dedicated to sport, the discipline that implies a greater overall effort of our body, resulting therefore the most tiring ever (as well as one of those that involves the greatest risk of serious injuries), is boxing.
The study took into account, for each discipline analyzed, multiple parameters including strength, endurance, speed, agility and coordination required in the race, to be related to the average expenditure of energy, both physical and mental.
What do Harry Potter, chess, camels, mud and especially giant logs have in common? They are all protagonists of some of the strangest sports in the world!
Totally crazy disciplines, invented and practiced all over the world, from Italy to Australia to the United States and beyond: these sports really exist and some are even protected by official federations.
Here are some of the most bizarre and fun sports that really exist: browse the photo gallery to know them!
In these days the first Grand Slam of 2022 began, it is the Australian Open. The fame of the tournament is really deserved, daughter of an event kissed by the Australian summer, immersed in the greenery of a beautiful, livable and cosmopolitan city, where you can move even on foot without stress.
"Down under" the welcome is warm and relaxed, the public enthusiastic and competent, all ideal ingredients for a top-level tournament.
We launch the first seasonal Slam telling some curiosities about Australian Open, including history, innovations and records.
How much were the players worth when they retired?
In this photo gallery we have selected 8 players with the highest market value at the time of withdrawal.
The player with the highest market value is Enock Mwepu, who had to retire at the age of 24 on October 10, 2022, following the discovery of an inherited heart disease, ending his career early.
He currently coaches the Under 9 of Brighton.
Imagination, intuition, keen eye and speed of execution. Formula 1 drivers employ these skills, on the track, to try to file down a tenth of a second in each corner, and off the track to taunt their colleagues.
When they take off their helmets, some prefer to relax, locking themselves in motor homes, alone or with family members.
Others, however, are eager to have fun and often do so by pulling pranks on teammates or other team members. We have chosen some of the most successful ones on and off the track.
Superstition can really reside in any person, and perhaps without realizing it, one is led some times to perform superstitious rituals so that a particular event will end in the best possible way.
Superstitions are a common phenomenon in sports, and basketball champions are no exception.
From ritual at the time of ritual free throws to eating habits, basketball players have some of the most bizarre and interesting superstitions.
In this article we will explore the most curious superstitions of the NBA champions, including those of some of the greatest players of all time.
Leticia Bufoni is one of the most recognised names in the skateboarding world, a six-time gold medallist at the X Games and a participant in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics in street.
Her ability to make the most complex stunts look easy has won her fans all over the world. But there is much more behind this formidable Brazilian athlete, a US citizen since 2021.
Here are eight curiosities you might not have known about Leticia Bufoni, a benchmark for skateboarders.
Alana Blanchard is more than just a professional surfer with numerous appearances on the ASP World Tour, the world's premier professional surfing championship.
Known the world over for her extraordinary skills on the board, Alana Blanchard is also a successful model, influencer and Hawaiian lifestyle icon.
But how much do we really know about this talented sportswoman? Here are six facts you might not have known about Alana Blanchard the queen of the surfboard.
The 16-year-old is collecting world records, such as the one in the 400 medley, thanks to which she overtook Katinka Hossu's seven-year old record in the 400 freestyle, with which she also overtook Ariane Titmus.
After the record she said: "Obviously this is really fantastic and I'm really happy to get another world record!"
It doesn't end there: during the week she also set other national and junior records and became the first female swimmer to hold world records in the 400 freestyle and 400 mixed at the same time. During the weekend, she also won the 200 butterfly and tried the 200 freestyle as well.
Her presence comes as no surprise to swimming fans. The formidable swimmer, at 14, had been the youngest of the entire North American delegation at Tokyo 2020 and also became the first Canadian since 1984 and 1967 to take two world records in the long pool.
Forbes' has compiled the ranking of the highest-paid sportsmen in 2023. At the top is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo thanks to his millionaire contract with his current team, Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
Two other footballers complete the podium, but in the top 10 there are athletes from four sports: basketball, tennis, golf and...boxing. NBA stars known to all sportsmen and women, and golf champions who have rich prize money at tournaments.
The ranking takes into account both earnings from sports and 'off the field' earnings from sponsorships and image rights.
A few days ago the new Ferrari SF-23, the single-seater that will run in the Formula 1 world championship from the weekend of March 5-7 in Bahrain, was unveiled in Fiorano. The Cavallino Rampante has become an iconic brand in the racing world both for its successes but also for its extremely beautiful and refined models.
Some historic single-seaters from Ferrari are still among the most expensive cars in the world, and a rare commodity for the most avid and wealthy collectors.
In the wake of the Ferrari presentation, we tried to think about what might be some of the most iconic models in history.
On 2 April 2023, Kim Mulkey won the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association, the highest level of collegiate basketball in the United States of America) national championship for the first time as coach of the LSU - Lady Tigers (Louisiana State University).
This is yet another triumph for a woman who has spent her entire life for basketball, first as a player and then as a coach.
What has made her famous, especially in recent years, apart from her sporting achievements, have been her countless flamboyant looks, including feathers, sequins and glittering sequins.