A bill that seeks to grant Lewis Hamilton the title of honorary citizen of Brazil has been forwarded to the board of directors of the Chamber of Deputies.
The bill, which was authored by federal deputy André Figueiredo, has been forwarded to the board of directors of the Chamber of Deputies on March 7, and seeks to “grants Mr. Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton the title of honorary citizen of the Federative Republic of Brazil”.
In the document Figueiredo states Hamilton should receive honorary citizenship because of his post-race celebration with the Brazilian flag at the 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
After his spectacular win, Lewis took the Brazilian flag and proceeded to celebrate with the fans, ultimately taking it with him to the podium ceremony, in a manner similar to his hero Ayrton Senna.
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“This gesture of respect for the memory of the greatest Brazilian driver had repercussions on each and every one of our citizens,” the bill states.
“Senna was not just a pilot, but he represented the image of a Brazil that worked, that won, that was seen positively by the world.”
If the bill is approved the title of honorary citizen will be presented to Lewis in a formal ceremony scheduled by the board of directors of the Chamber of Deputies.
The appreciation that the Brazilian people have for Lewis has been evident last year at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, and you can read about it here.