27/05/2022

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Lewis Hamilton knighted

Seven-time Formulation A person winner Lewis Hamilton received his knighthood for providers to motorsport on Wednesday, days right after he missing out on what would have been a file eighth title right after a tense previous lap at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hamilton holds the file for most race wins with 103 while he is tied with German excellent Michael Schumacher on 7 drivers’ championships.

The 36-calendar year-outdated Briton, the sport’s only Black driver, was manufactured a Knight Bachelor by Britain’s Prince Charles for the duration of an investiture ceremony at Windsor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 received the award while however racing.

Other active sportsmen who have received 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 missing out on the 2021 title to Pink Bull driver Max Verstappen on Sunday. The two were being equivalent on factors ahead of the last race in Abu Dhabi, exactly where the Dutchman overtook Hamilton on the last lap to raise his maiden title.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru Modifying by Alex Richardson and Christian Radnedge)

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