Lewis Hamilton reacts to the possibility of being knighted

© LAT Images for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

Amid calls for Lewis Hamilton’s knighthood, the Briton says he never thought “I’ve got to win these races so I can be knighted”.

Recently the Sun newspaper reported that Hamilton will be awarded a knighthood by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list. There has been no official confirmation, but the calls for the Briton to be knighted have intensified after he won his seventh world title.

During an interview with GQ Magazine, Hamilton was told that even Lord Peter Hain, a Labour cabinet minister, said it was “unacceptable” that he hasn’t been awarded a knighthood yet.

“Well, it’s the first I’ve heard about this,” said the Briton.

“It’s not what I’m racing for. I’m not like, “I’ve got to win these races so I can be knighted.”

If you like SilverArrows.Net, consider supporting us by buying us a coffee!

“My granddad served in the Second World War – I’ve got all his medals – and I was so proud to see Captain Sir Tom get his knighthood this year. I think the unsung heroes are the ones that deserve these things.

“If I’m one day honoured, I don’t think it’s something I’d say no to, but it’s not an issue for me right now.

“Like, I’m really grateful. The fact I’ve even had the opportunity to go to Buckingham Palace and I’ve got an MBE – like, wow, a kid from Stevenage, so I’m grateful for that.

“Look at Captain Tom, he was 100 years old before he got recognised,” concluded Hamilton.

Follow us on Twitter @SilverArrowsNet and like us on Facebook!

Comments are closed.