The Queen Of England on New Year’s eve knighted Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton, iAfrica24 reports. Hamilton’s knighthood was announced on Wednesday according to the publication that also detailed his achievement and his work in 2020.
According to CNN:
This year, Hamilton won his seventh F1 driver’s championship title, equaling the great Michael Schumacher’s record.
Off the track, the 35-year-old became a powerful voice on the issue of racism and was one of British sport’s leading voices supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Briton is the fourth F1 driver to receive a knighthood after the late Australian Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and triple champion Jackie Stewart.
Hamilton’s involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement saw Mercedes unveiling an all-black car in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter message, a move Hamilton called an “important statement,”
One of Hamilton’s engineers is a woman with Zimbabwean roots Stephanie Travers.