Seven-time System One racer Lewis Hamilton is made a knight in an investiture ceremony performed at Winsor Fort, England. The knighthood bestowed onto Hamilton by Prince Charles was in recognition of the 36-year-old racer’s contributions to the motorsport world. Hamilton acquired his MBE from Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 after profitable his first F1 championship.
Hamilton is the game’s first Black driver to obtain the title and the fourth F1 driver to be knighted. He’s additionally the one one to obtain the knighthood whereas nonetheless racing. The three predecessors who’ve additionally been knighted embrace Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart.
Showing in a black double-breasted go well with, Hamilton wore a brooch from Cartier High Jewellery and the dazzling piece is encrusted with rubies and diamonds over platinum.
The Mercedes driver has a record-breaking 103 Grand Prix titles and can also be an advocate for preventing racism. Understanding the affect he has on social media, he actively champions for variety in each the motoring world as nicely the style business. The latter of which he purchased a desk on the Met Gala and invited younger rising designers to attend the ball.
Within the motoring world, he has arrange the Hamilton Fee that comprised of a panel of specialists that appears into the way it can carry extra variety into the motorsport business. In his personal capability, he has pledged £20 million to his private charity basis known as Mission 44.
The investiture ceremony comes after shedding the 2021 title to Pink Bull driver Max Verstappen final Sunday. The 24-year-old Dutchman edged out Hamilton to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and turn out to be the newest world champion.
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