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F1 ace Lewis Hamilton cracks World Fame Top 100 list

2018-05-23 14:19

Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic

Mercedes driver and defending Formula 1 champion has cracked the ESPN World Fame 100 list. 

Hamilton is ranked 68th on the list, a huge jump from his 84th position achieved in 2017.

He has a social media following of 6.3-million people and has $7-million in endorsements, claims ESPN.  

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo topped the ESPN World Fame 100 list for a third straight year, pipping American basketball player Lebron James and long-term Argentine rival Lionel Messi.

According to ESPN: "Hamilton is never boring. Last year the Sunday Times listed him at the top of their UK 'Sport Rich List' with an estimated wealth of $184million."

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These are the latest Formula 1 championship standings ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday:

Drivers championship

1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) 95 pts, 
2. Sebastian Vettel (GER) 78 
3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) 58 
4. Kimi Rikknen (FIN) 48 
5. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) 47 
6. Max Verstappen (NED) 33, 
7. Fernando Alonso (ESP) 32, 
8. Nico Hlkenberg (GER) 22, 
9. Kevin Magnussen (DEN) 19, 
10. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) 19, 
11. Sergio Prez (MEX) 17, 
12. Pierre Gasly (FRA) 12, 
13. Charles Leclerc (MON) 9, 
14. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) 8, 
15. Lance Stroll (CAN) 4, 
16. Marcus Ericsson (SWE) 2, 
17. Esteban Ocon (FRA) 1, 
18. Brendon Hartley (NZL) 1


1. Mercedes 153 pts, 
2. Ferrari 126, 
3. Red Bull 80, 
4. Renault 41, 
5. McLaren 40, 
6. Haas 19, 
7. Force India 18, 
8. Toro Rosso 13, 
9. Sauber 11, 
10. Williams 4


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