Lewis Hamilton is closing out the year with one more distinction, a knighthood.
The seven-time Formula One champion now Sir Lewis Hamilton after he was knighted during Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honours yesterday.
Hamilton was a fervent supporter of te Black Lives Matter movement this year, wearing anti-racism slogans and taking the knee throughout his season.
Last week, he told the BBC “it was a different drive than what I’ve had in me in the past, to get to the end of those races first so that I could utilise that platform” against racism.
The list of honourees also included British performers, politicians, public servants and many who have worked to combat the coronavirus pandemic.