Seven time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is to receive a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

The Englishman who is regarded as one of the most successful Formula One drivers claimed his seventh Formula One Drivers championship earlier this month and his fourth in a row with the Mercedes Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team.

The Stevenage native has won 95 Grand Prix, claimed 165 podiums, 98 pole positions and 53 fastest laps during his time in Formula One to date.

Hamilton worked tirelessly in 2020 in his support of the Black Lives Matter campaign and speaking about the honor, incoming Formula Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali said:

“Lewis is a true giant of our sport and his influence is huge both in and out of a car. What he has achieved is phenomenal with still more to come. All of us at Formula 1 congratulate him on this well deserved recognition of his achievements and look forward to seeing more of his brilliance in 2021.

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