Seven-time Components 1 winner Lewis Hamilton acquired his knighthood for services to motorsport on Wednesday, times right after he shed out on what would have been a document eighth title right after a tense past lap at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hamilton retains the document for most race wins with 103 although he is tied with German terrific Michael Schumacher on 7 drivers’ championships.
The 36-calendar year-outdated Briton, the sport’s only Black driver, was made a Knight Bachelor by Britain’s Prince Charles through an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in England.
Hamilton is the fourth F1 driver to be knighted right after the late Australian Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and triple winner Jackie Stewart, and the only just one to have acquired the award although however racing.
Other active sportsmen who have acquired a knighthood are cycling’s Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, Olympic five,000 and ten,000 meters gold medallist Mo Farah, 2 times Wimbledon winner Andy Murray and England cricketer Alastair Cook dinner.
Hamilton shed out on the 2021 title to Purple Bull driver Max Verstappen on Sunday. The two were equivalent on factors just before the ultimate race in Abu Dhabi, the place the Dutchman overtook Hamilton on the ultimate lap to carry his maiden title.
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru Enhancing by Alex Richardson and Christian Radnedge)
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