Arise, Sir Lewis! F1 ace Lewis Hamilton is knighted by Prince Charles

Arise, Sir Lewis! F1 ace Lewis Hamilton is knighted by Prince Charles

12/15/2021

Arise, Sir Lewis! F1 ace Hamilton is knighted by Prince Charles at Windsor Castle days after historic eighth world title win slipped from his grasp in controversial last lap overtake

  • The Formula One ace, 36, was awarded the honour by Prince Charles today
  • The honour was given at the an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning
  • Hamilton, a seven time world champion, was knighted for services to motorsport

Racing driver Lewis Hamilton today received his knighthood – just days after his F1 championship heartbreak.

The Formula One ace, 36, was awarded the honour by Prince Charles at an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

Hamilton, a seven time world champion, was knighted for services to motorsport.

He joins Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jack Brabham as the fourth F1 racer to be knighted.

It comes just days after Hamilton lost out on his record-breaking eight F1 title – being pipped by Dutch driver Max Verstappen in controversial style in Abu Dhabi.

Racing driver Lewis Hamilton today received his knighthood – just days after his F1 championship heartbreak 

The Formula One ace, 36, was awarded the honour by Prince Charles at an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning

The Mercedes driver was cruising to victory during Sunday’s race at Yas Marina – a win which would have secured him the championship – when a crash forced a safety car out onto the track.

Hamilton had held an 11 second advantage over his title rival Verstappen when the safety car was deployed to help remove Williams driver Nicolas Latifi’s damaged car.

Hamilton was unable to pit for fresh tyres because his Mercedes team believed the race would end under a safety car and he would have conceded his first place to Verstappen.

Red Bull were able to gamble and brought Verstappen in for a fresh set of fast soft tyres.

Hamilton had lapped several cars which sat between him and Verstappen under the safety car.

Hamilton had held an 11 second advantage over his title rival Verstappen when the safety car was deployed to help remove Williams driver Nicolas Latifi’s damaged car

While Hamilton appeared gracious in defeat, his Mercedes team were furious at Masi’s decision, and lodged protests in a bid to overturn the result

But then race director Michael Masi controversially allowed those cars to pass the safety car to line up Hamilton and Verstappen for a final lap showdown.

Verstappen, on new tyres, easily breezed past Hamilton in the final lap to clinch the race win and the championship.

While Hamilton appeared gracious in defeat, his Mercedes team were furious at Masi’s decision, and lodged protests in a bid to overturn the result.

The protests were rejected and Mercedes are now considering a further appeal, believing that Masi’s decision contravened F1 rules set out by the FIA.

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