Despite losing the chance of being the most famous driver in Formula 1 history on the dramatic final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to Max Verstappen, no one can doubt his talent. Lewis Hamilton When it comes to getting behind the wheel.
After three days of amazing racing, he starred in the Yas Marina Circuit, with the bitter taste of defeat still in his mouth, The Mercedes chauffeur was decorated with solemn discretion.
This Wednesday, native Stevenage (England) He was a knight of the crown By Prince Charles at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The nickname assigned to him corresponds to the achievements he has made throughout his sports career.
The 36-year-old runner-up, the last Formula 1 World Championship runner-up, went to the historic castle Accompanied by his mother Carmen Larbalestier Who, like his father Athony, has always supported him throughout his journey through the world of motorsports.
In particular, Hamilton He is the fourth Formula 1 driver to earn a knighthood. The first to gain this recognition was Jack Brabham in 1979, the second to be Stirling Moss in 2000 and finally Jackie Stewart in 2001, the only one of the three still alive.
This appointment came two days after one of the worst moments in the sporting life of the seven-time world champion. On Sunday, the British He was about to become the contestant with the most titles in Mexican history, after harvesting seven to date (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).
However, after seven years of clear dominance of Mercedes over the rest, the Dutch were their Max Verstappen From Red Bull who was able to compete with him on an equal footing, to the point of snatching first place and winning by one lap to reach the end of the race.
Until now Lewis Hamilton has not officially commented on his feelings Beyond going out to congratulate his opponent and the team. However, the person who did that was his brother Nicholas Via Instagram: “I tried talking to him, but I think I’ll leave him for a while. We all know what happens when things get tough.
“My mom and dad are with him and they tell me he’s fine. I guess he’s in a place where he doesn’t want to talk to anyone, not even me. “When it’s been a bad day, the last thing you want is to talk about what happened,” said the 32-year-old, who plays in the British Touring Car Championship with a car modified for cerebral palsy.
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