Hamilton had not spoken to at this point, the highest award for a sportsman in the UK. He had posted earlier a picture with the children of his sister and wrote: "The love I have come to know as uncle, is so special and profound." Hamilton is on the traditional new year's list of the Buckingham Palace. The total of 1239 names were released late Wednesday evening. To be the Queen for a knighthood is the highest honor that can be bestowed on an athlete in the UK. Other citizens are honoured for outstanding achievements.
The family man Hamilton is no more of his private life, despite lively activity in the social networks nearly as much as before. Hamilton uses his worldwide popularity on Instagram, he has 21.4 million subscribers – already rather, in the struggle for human rights, against injustices, an open and diverse society. Hamilton has politicized the formula 1 and in the "Black Lives Matter"campaign involved.
"Britain can be very proud to have a Champion and Ambassador of the calibre of Sir Lewis Hamilton," said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff on Thursday to mark the success of the pilots of the silver arrows. Since 2013, Hamilton is driving for the German team and was a 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 champion of the world. His first title he had won in 2008, a year after his entry into formula 1 in the McLaren. At the time, he had been awarded the British order of knights.
After his seventh world Cup Triumph this year, with he and Michael Schumacher matched the contribution, he was elected again to the sportsman of the year in the UK and calculated from the "Time Magazine" the 100 most influential people. In formula 1, were awarded to Hamilton, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Frank Williams, Sir Patrick Head and Sir Jack Brabham with the accolade.Updated Date: 01 January 2021, 00:19