British seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton won the Knights in service to motorsport on Wednesday, a few days after losing his record eighth title on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Hamilton holds the record for most race wins at 103 and is tied to Germany’s Michael Schumacher in seven drivers’ championships.
The only black driver in the sport, the 36-year-old Briton, was made a night batcher by Prince Charles at a ceremony at Windsor Castle on the outskirts of London.
Hamilton is Australia’s fourth F1 driver to win the title of “Sir” in the UK, following Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart, and the only driver to win this award during the race.
Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, former Olympic 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter track gold medalist Andy Murray, former England cricket captain Alastair Cook, and more. , There are other sports stars who are still active.
“Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton, who defends seven times the F1 World Champion and equality, for today’s Knights,” tweeted the great American tennis player Billie Jean King.
“Lewis Hamilton is worthy of this honor as he continues to use his platform to advocate for social change.”
By Rohith Nair