In a year of major historical accomplishments and honors, Lewis Hamilton received another award, with news that he would receive the Equestrian Medal – one of the highest honors bestowed in his home country of the United Kingdom.
The medieval prize, titled “Sir,” is awarded to a select few for exceptional achievement in any given activity, with past Formula 1 winners including Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Frank Williams, Sir Patrick Head and Sir Jack Brabham.
The award comes at the end of an exceptional year for Hamilton where he is He won the seventh world title which is equivalent to the record, While Mercedes helped secure a seventh consecutive Makers crown. The 35-year-old Brit, too Match and then surpassed Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins, Bringing the number to 95.
Far from the path set up a file Hamilton Commission To improve diversity in motorsport, it has also been named The best sports player in the world in Laureus, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, GQ Game Changer of the Year and has been named Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
Commenting on Hamilton being knighted, Stefano Domenicali, incoming Formula 1 CEO, said: “Lewis is a true giant of our sport and has a huge impact in and out of the car. What he has achieved is exceptional and there is still more to come. It is this recognition that is worthy of his accomplishments and we look forward to seeing more of his shine in 2021. ”