Lewis Hamilton has been one of the greatest British achievers in any sport around the world. Hence, following his record-equaling seventh world championship title, rumors started buzzing around the paddock that the Briton would be knighted as an honor to his achievements.
Well, it turned out to be true, as Lewis finally received his knighthood. As a result, he is no longer Lewis Hamilton. Instead, he is ‘Sir’ Lewis Hamilton.
The 35-year-old was finally added as a part of the UK’s New year honors list. Alongside some of the greatest warriors who fought against the dangerous COVID-19, the list included some public figures as well.
Did Lewis Hamilton deserve the honor?
The incredible British driver joined Formula 1 as a full-time driver in 2007 and missed the title by a whisker in his debut season. However, he kept his morale up and made sure that he secured the title over the subsequent season in 2008.
Then, it was a tough middle phase with the McLaren Mercedes. Did that pull him down? The answer is a clear ‘no’.
He made a life-changing decision, as he moved to Mercedes AMG F1, which was then an unpredictable team. The future could have gone either way. To his luck, it went in the right direction.
Consequently, his performances hit the roof in 2014 and haven’t stopped till now. His teammate, Nico Rosberg, tried his best to beat him, but in vain. It just wasn’t happening for the German, as Lewis was way too fast.
2016 became the year Lewis lost to Rosberg, which turned out to be only the second loss for him in the teammate battle. Since then, the Briton has commanded the entire grid.
Of course, rivals have come close but, in the end, never got past him. Hence, his career has to be one of the most astonishing careers in Formula 1. What’s more? Well, he still has years in his hand. He is still looking strong and hungry for more titles.
Hence, it is only a matter of time before he jumps past the racing legend, Michael Schumacher, and places himself on the top as the greatest F1 driver.
Overall, a few opposed Lewis getting knighted. However, considering his mammoth achievements, Lewis thoroughly deserves this honor from his home country.
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