There had previously been proposals made by leading Britons and fans to make Hamilton knight. From a tax perspective, it was not entirely clear at first whether Hamilton, who lives in Monaco, could qualify for this. But according to the British tabloid, he now has “his affairs in order” and will be able to receive his knighthood next year before Queen Elizabeth.
“This is an honor that has eluded Lewis for so long,” said a friend of the Mercedes driver The Sun. “For him this is a fantastic end to the most amazing season ever.”
Hamilton after Jackie Stewart and Sterling Moss the third British Formula 1 driver which is knighted. The 35-year-old driver can already call himself a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). He received that title after he became world champion for the first time in 2008.
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