Lewis Hamilton has come from a far bigger family than the one his younger brother Nicolas Hamilton lives with. With a capacity brood estimated to be as many as 30, it’s safe to say that Nicolas’s career as a motorcyclist in Britain involves some consequences of being the second-oldest male sibling. As a comparison, Nicholas is currently married with a young family, while Lewis was linked to Rihanna and has been romantically linked to models including Lily Cole and Nicole Scherzinger.
But the fact that Lewis’s brother is racing motorbikes was inevitable. He is one of the most popular figures in Britain’s young motorsport community, which seems fitting for an athlete who specializes in chaotic, sometimes deadly and thrilling action sports. (Nicolas has demonstrated a level of stamina that has caught the attention of Yeezy.) He admitted to owning three bikes, according to McLaren Man, and it was only in the most recent evolution of the camera-wielding ACU racer that he transitioned from wearing mouth guards to strapped-in helmets.
But he’s also won the AMV Trophy, the highest professional award in British biker racing, and is studying at the London School of Contemporary Arts to pursue a career in graphic design. Nicolas’s Instagram account is filled with delighting selfies and plenty of his various antics. And while his career hasn’t been prolifically popular, Lewis Hamilton’s endorsement deals and Mercedes car are sure to keep the younger brother’s name in the spotlight for decades to come.