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In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey

  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • Lewis Hamilton made his debut with McLaren at the Australian Grand Prix in 2007. He finished third in the race. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • The Briton had both his first pole position and maiden victory of his F1 career at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in the same year. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In 2008, Hamilton won the driver's title by a point, overtaking Toyota's Timo Glock on the final corner of the final Grand Prix of the season. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In 2009, Hamilton started the 2009 season by opening the Australian Grand Prix from 18th place, but finished third. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • After scoring minor points, Hamilton's fortunes were reversed at the Hungaroring, the tenth round of the season where he won the race (11.529 seconds clear of Kimi Räikkönen) to take his 10th career win. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In 2010 at the Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton claimed his first victory of season. In the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton finished second to Sebastian Vettel who broke Hamilton's record for being the youngest ever F1 world champion. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In 2011, Hamilton began the season by qualifying and finishing second at the Australian Grand Prix. In Brazil, Hamilton retired from the race and finished fifth in the championship. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • On September 28 2012, it was announced that Hamilton would be leaving McLaren after the season to join Mercedes, signing a three-year contract with the team. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In 2012, Hamilton's season ended with another pole position and retirement in the Brazilian GP. He was involved in a collision with Nico Hülkenberg while leading in the late stages at Sao Paulo. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • Hamilton won 21 races of the 110 races in which he drove for the McLaren team. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • Hamilton has been offered a three-year contract worth 60 million pounds by Mercedes. (Getty Images)
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey
  • In pics: Lewis Hamilton's McLaren's journey