With his victory at the Turkish Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton rose to Schumacher’s heights: the Mercedes driver can now officially call himself a sevenfold world trouble.
At the same time as the success in social media, the voices on the part of the British that the knight’s title would really go to the biggest car racer in their nation, although this does not excite him personally, do not believe in it.
Formula One writer Matt Bishop says Lewis Hamilton has a place at the next New Year state awards ceremony. “He’s a seven-time world champion, a black man who dominated the sport of white people, a great role model, and a good guy. Although he does not live in the UK, he is still among the 5,000 most taxing people in the country, ”he wrote on Twitter.
The Knighthood title is the highest degree of the British Imperial Order. Of the Formula 1 personalities, only three-time world champion Jackie Stewart, as well as the late Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham, received the award, as well as Frank Williams, the founding-naming of the Williams team.
Hamilton currently boasts the lowest MBE rank in the imperial order, which he received in 2009 after his first World Cup victory. His former boss, Ron Dennis, Ross Brawn, Claire Williams (all one level above Hamilton – OBE) and Nigel Mansell (two levels above Hamilton – CBE) are among the top in terms of state awards. By the way, like the seven-time world champion, Jenson Button has also received MBE recognition following his championship title.
Would Hamilton deserve the title of knight?