After receiving the honor during a ceremony in the United Kingdom, Lewis Hamilton is now formally a Sir.
On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales knighted Lewis Hamilton, making him Sir Lewis Hamilton.
His MBE, which he received in 2008, is now enhanced by this honor.
In the Queen’s 2021 New Year Honours list, the seven-time Formula One World Champion was knighted and given the title of Sir.
As he posed for photos following the ceremony, Hamilton appeared pleased and at ease. After losing to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi, he showed no signs of the stress of missing out on a record ninth title.
For the event, he brought his mother, Carmen, as he became the fourth driver in Formula One history to be knighted. He follows in the footsteps of Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jack Brabham.
Hamilton’s next public appearance will be at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala, when he will be presented with the trophy for placing second in the 2021 season, while Mercedes will be presented with the Constructors’ trophy.
However, it’s unclear whether he or Mercedes will attend because Mercedes did not show up for a pre-ceremony photograph.
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