The greatest winner ever in Formula 1 – and now a knight, too. Lewis Hamilton will be honored by the UK early in the year.
In November, Lewis Hamilton claimed his seventh Formula 1 World Cup title and before Christmas he was named Sports Personality of the Year in his home country of Britain by the BBC.
In the new year, Hamilton will receive his next honorary award for his efforts both on and off the Formula 1 circuit. He will be knighted, and will be able to call himself “Sir” in the future.
According to Reuters, there was a big question mark surrounding Nobility Hamilton. It was written in Monaco for tax reasons, but British media reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had personally worked to honor Hamilton for his sporting merits.
Statistically Hamilton is the best Formula 1 driver ever with 95 GP wins and 98 pole positions. In a number of titles, he touched the record for Michael Schumacher this season.
Lewis is a giant in our sport and his influence inside and outside the car is enormous. Stefano Domenicali, the new president of Formula One, says what he has achieved is amazing and there is more.
Hamilton is one of the few British athletes to be knighted while his active career is still going on, according to Reuters. The others are Aleister Cook (cricket), Bradley Wiggins (cycling), Mo Farah (athletics) and Andy Murray (tennis).
Britain can be very proud of having a master and ambassador like Sir Lewis Hamilton, says Toto Wolff, Mercedes stable manager.
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