Hamilton earned the title of “Sir” after being knighted in the UK

Hamilton earned the title of "Sir" after being knighted in the UK

The 36-year-old Briton, the sport’s only black rider, was knighted by Prince Charles during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in England.

Lewis HamiltonThe seven-time Formula 1 champion missed a chance to win his eighth world title after passing in the final lap at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday 12. This Wednesday, the 15th, however, Britain had reason to celebrate. Hamilton has received knighthood queen’s For services rendered to motorsport.

The 36-year-old Briton, the sport’s only black rider, was knighted by British Prince Charles during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in England.

Hamilton holds the record for most race wins at 103, while he is tied with Germany’s Michael Schumacher for the number of world titles in this category.

Hamilton is the fourth F1 driver to be knighted after the late Australian Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and three-time champion Jackie Stewart, and the only person to receive the award while driving.

Other active players include Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, Olympic 5 and 10,000m gold medalist Mo Farah, two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and England cricketer Alistair Cook.

Hamilton loses 2021 title to Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen on Sunday. The two were tied on points before the final race in Abu Dhabi, where the Dutchman passed Hamilton on the final lap to claim the first title of his career.

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With information from Reuters.

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