F1 driver Lewis Hamilton was knightedJanuary 1, 2021
Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton received the honorary title of Knight of the British Empire.
The Daily Mail reports. Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton is the fourth British driver to be awarded the honorary title. Previously, such famous pilots as Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart were knighted.
Earlier, Hamilton won the BBC Sport Person of the Year award for the second time in his career. In addition, Lewis topped the list of the best drivers of the year, compiled by secret ballot by the leaders of the “Royal Races” teams.
Recall that at the end of the 2020 championship, Lewis managed to repeat the achievement of Michael Schumacher and win the F1 season for the seventh time. In addition, this year he was also able to set new records, winning 95 races and taking 98 pole positions at the start.
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