Birthday special: Did you know these fun facts about Lewis Hamilton?

Jan 07, 2016, 11:49 IST | A Correspondent

Two-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton celebrates his birthday today. We give you some interesting trivia on the driver from Great Britain.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton. Pic/ Getty Images

* Hamilton is the first rookie F1 driver to be on the podium for his first five Grand Prix

* He was the first rookie driver to lead the F1 championship after first four races

* He appeared as a celebrity guest on the show 'Top Gear'

* His favourite music bands are Oasis, 50 Cent, Chaka Demus & Pliers, P. Diddy and Pharrell Williams

* His biggest fear is being eaten alive by a white shark

* He loves eating sugar puffs

* He always wears a holy cross during his races

* He is an occasional crooner

* Hamilton's favourite restaurant is Shanghai Blues, in London

* The song ‘I think I’m in Love’ by Pussycatt Dolls is about Hamilton and his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the band

* During training sessions, he always wears his helmet

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