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Arise, Sir Lewis Hamilton: Seven-time F1 champion gets knighted officially

Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton receives his knighthood from The Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at the Windsor Castle in London on December 15, 2021. Photo: @RoyalFamily

London, Dec 15 (MNN) Formula one ace Lewis Hamilton officially received his knighthood from the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle here on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old was awarded his knighthood and the resulting title in the 2021 New Year Honours list after matching Michael Schumacher with his seventh Formula 1 World Championship.

Mercedes’ driver missed out on a record eighth title this season after a nail-biting conclusion to the F1 season in Abu Dhabi as Max Verstappen took the title for the first time. But Hamilton will be back to try and break the record in 2022 alongside new team mate George Russell.

The Silver Arrows did however take a record eighth consecutive constructors’ championship with Hamilton finishing second and Valtteri Bottas sixth to winner Verstappen on Sunday.

Hamilton appeared at Windsor Castle alongside his mother Carmen, who watched her son become the fourth Formula 1 driver in history to be knighted, following on from Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jack Brabham.

Hamilton is also set to attend the end-of-season FIA Prize Giving Ceremony in Paris on Thursday alongside the newly-crowned champion.

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