Formular 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, is set to receive a knighthood in the Queen’s New Years’ Honours list.
Lewis Hamilton’s equalled Micheal Schumacher seven world driver’s championship after winning turkish grand prix; thereby making him also a seven-time F1 world champion.
According to reports, his achievements is set to make him the third Formula 1 driver to receive a knighthood and british prime minister Boris Johnson is set to ensure he receives the award.
Hamilton is now being regarded as the best driver of all time with a record of 94 grand prix win.
He is in pole position to win sports personality of the year award and also to be honoured by the queen, which would earn him the title “Sir”.
In 2008, hamilton was honoured in the past receiving an MBE, which is the third highest ranking Order of the British Empire award.
Three-time tennis Grand Slam winner Andy Murray who was knighted in 2016, believes Hamilton deserves the honour.
Speaking to reporters he said, “I’m not necessarily all for sportspeople being given knighthoods for what we do,” Murray, who was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s New Year Honours four years ago for services to tennis and charity.
“But in terms of what he has achieved as an athlete, of course he deserves it.
“As a sportsperson, he’s one of the most successful sportspeople in the history of the country. He’s an amazing driver.
“He supports some great causes as well away from the racing track, so yes I would say he definitely deserves it in terms of his success.”