Lewis Hamilton was knighted in Britain, being promoted to the Knight Rank in the New Year’s Honors List after tying Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula 1 world titles.
Motorsport is the first and only black driver in the major class of 35 to be matched by Germany’s Michael Schumacher in the 2020 season, which was cut short by the epidemic.
Last month, a group of British MPs called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to raise the pilot to the rank of Knight.
Coming from a humble background, Hamilton dedicated his victory on 15 November in Turkey, “for the children and for all those whom it is important to see”, telling them: “It is impossible to dream, of this dream. Chase, “Never doubt yourself”.
Hamilton, a resident of the Principality of Monaco, has been a hot seat in the past for his tax status, but has argued that he pays a significant amount of tax in Britain.
The beloved and controversial Mercedes driver has become a strong advocate for equality, diversity, animal welfare and the environment, and has made several strong statements on human rights, democracy and the environment this year. Fight against racism.
The UK New Year Honors List recognizes outstanding achievement in various fields including sports, entertainment and politics, as well as the contribution of a large number of ordinary citizens. This year, several awards have been presented to those who seek solutions to the problems posed by coronoviruses.