Nicolas Hamilton is a rising star on the British motorsport scene.
Born with cerebral palsy, Nic was told he would never walk, spending his life reliant on a wheelchair.
Not one to be told he cannot do things, with determination and a gruelling training regime, he not only walked unaided but started to realise his dream of being a racing driver.
Nic Hamilton now races in the British Touring Car Championship – the pinnacle of British motorsport.
Anything is Possible…
Hamilton’s story and ‘anything is possible’ attitude, inspires anyone and everyone who hears it.
A notoriously competitive and tough sport, Nicolas has established himself as a potential future champion, an achievement in any context, but even more so for someone who was told as a child that he would never walk.
Born with Spastic Diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, which affects the movement of his leg muscles, Nic was initially a wheelchair user.
After years of painful training, by the age of 17, he could walk completely unaided. A massive achievement in itself, but this was just the start of his unwavering determination to become a racing driver.
Eventually, Nic earned a seat in the Renault Clio Cup. The Clio Cup is the entry level to touring car competition and the gateway to motorsport for many future successful drivers.
After a high-profile first season (partly due to his disability and his brother being Lewis Hamilton) Nic then moved to the European Touring Car Cup.
Sponsorship and financial issues enforced a season’s break for Nic. However, he returned to the track within a couple of years, becoming the first disabled driver to compete in the British Touring Car Championship.
Nic returned to the Clio Cup in 2018 and has secured a seat in the 2019 British Touring Car Championship.
A regular broadcast guest, Hamilton has appeared on shows such as:
- The One Show
- The Gadget Show
- BBC News
- Sky Game Changers
- This Morning
- The F1 Show
- Sky F1
He was also the subject of a BBC documentary ‘Racing With The Hamilton’s – Nic In The Driving Seat’.
Nicolas Hamilton – Motivational Speaker – Driven to Inspire
As a motivational speaker, Nicolas shares his inspirational story along with his belief that your ambition is only limited by your attitude.
He recounts his personal story of motivation and overcoming challenges. Furthermore, he discusses mental strength along with the lessons in teamwork which motorsport has instilled.
Nic has delivered keynote speeches for an array for clients including Argos, Sainsbury’s, Barclays, JP Morgan, Ernst & Young, BNP Paribas, EasyJet, Havas Lynx and Airbus.
Last but not least, Nic delivers his presentations in his genuine, down-to-earth, friendly manner.