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Arise Sir Lewis! Hamilton to be awarded knighthood after historic seventh world title


#In a year of historic milestones and major accolades, #Lewis #Hamilton has landed another, with the news that he is to receive a knighthood – one of the highest honours bestowed in his homeland of the #United #Kingdom.

The award, which dates back to medieval times and carries the title ‘Sir’, is given to a select few for an exceptional achievement in any given activity, with previous F1 recipients including #Sir #Jackie #Stewart, #Sir #Stirling #Moss, #Sir #Frank #Williams, #Sir #Patrick #Head and #Sir #Jack #Brabham.

The award comes at the end of an exceptional year for #Hamilton in which he won a record-equalling seventh world title, while helping #Mercedes to a seventh straight constructors’ crown. The 35-year-old #Briton also matched and then surpassed #Michael #Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins, taking the tally up to 95.

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#Away from the track he set up the #Hamilton #Commission to improve diversity in motorsport, and was also named #Laureus #World #Sportsman #Of The #Year, BBC sports personality of the year, GQ’s #Game #Changer #Of The #Year and was named in #Time #Magazine 100 most influential people.

#Commenting on #Hamilton being knighted, #Stefano #Domenicali, #Formula 1’s incoming CEO, said: “Lewis is a true giant of our sport and his influence is huge both in and out of a car. #What he has achieved is phenomenal with still more to come. #All of us at #Formula 1 congratulate him on this well deserved recognition of his achievements and look forward to seeing more of his brilliance in 2021.”



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