Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted. His name is included in the traditional Royal new year’s honours list. In addition to the British rider, there were also people who took an active part in the fight against the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The award ceremony was held on December 31.
Hamilton became the fourth British driver to be knighted. Prior to him, the title was held by sir Jack Brabham, sir Stirling moss and sir Jackie Stewart.
Earlier, Lewis Hamilton won the BBC Sport Person of the year award, winning the award for the second time in his career. In addition, the Briton topped the list of the best drivers of the year, compiled during an anonymous vote by the leaders of Formula 1 teams.
Last season, Hamilton, who drives for Mercedes, won his seventh championship title of his career, repeating the achievement of Michael Schumacher. He also broke the German record for the number of Grand Prix wins. Hamilton has a total of 95 wins and 98 pole positions.