The conclusion of the 2021 championship is still fresh on every F1 person’s mind, as Max Verstappen took the title on a breathtaking finale of season at Abu Dhabi over Lewis Hamilton.
Or more precisely, Sir Lewis Hamilton.
Three days after ending the 2021 Formula 1 season, the Briton was officially knighted by the Royal Family in a ceremony on Wednesday morning at the Windsor Castle in England from Charles Prince of Wales.
The 36-year-old receives this honor being the most successful driver in Formula 1’s history and after narrowly missing on an 8th championship on Sunday.
The official ceremony of the driver’s knighthood took place after he was named in the 2021 New Year Honours list. Therefore, Sir Lewis Hamilton joins an exclusive group of knighted F1 drivers, with Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, and Sir Jackie Stewart.
Sir Lewis Hamilton junto a su madre, quien lo acompañó en la ceremonia en la que se le otorgó el título de Caballero Británico, en el Castillo de Windsor. pic.twitter.com/S535mrT0OV— MotorLAT (@motorlat) December 15, 2021
Hamilton will attend the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony in Paris on Thursday.
After a 2021 year where he scored 387.5 points, broke the line of the 100 race wins, and worked campaigning to support Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ issues in the world, he walks to the winter break looking ahead of a new era in the category facing the 2022 regulation changes with Mercedes and George Russell.