Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula One world champion, has won the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for the 11th time in his 15-year career.
Each year, the most successful Commonwealth driver in the Formula One world championship receives this prestigious honor.
Mike Hawthorn, Britain’s first world champion, died three months after capturing the title in a car accident.
Despite missing out on a record-breaking eighth world title to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Hamilton has won the trophy for the eighth year in a row.
Hamilton won eight races in 2021, but his title was decided in very contentious circumstances at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, when FIA race director Michael Masi failed to apply the rules correctly during a late Safety Car period.
Hamilton was crowned winner at the Royal Automobile Club in London during Motorsport Uk’s ‘Night of Champions,’ adding to his prior victories in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2007.
Hamilton has only lost out on the accolade three times: in 2009 and 2011, when former McLaren teammate Jenson Button won, and in 2010 and 2013, when Mark Webber won.
On the all-time winners list, Hamilton is four wins ahead of Nigel Mansell.
Lando Norris and George Russell of the United Kingdom, Australian Daniel Ricciardo, and Canadians Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi were among the other Commonwealth drivers in the 2021 Formula One grid.
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