The accolades just keep rolling in! Lewis Hamilton has won the 2021 Autocar Editor’s Award for his achievements both on and off the race track.
Autocar, the world’s oldest car publication (well that’s what they call themselves, but we can’t confirm 🙂 ), has honored Lewis Hamilton with their Editor’s Award for his achievements in 2020.
Apart from winning his seventh Formula 1 championship and becoming the most successful Formula 1 driver in history, the publication highlighted his accomplishments off the track, such as his environmentalism, his fight for racial justice, and using his high profile to help promote positive change in society.
Autocar editor Mark Tisshaw explains in his own words why Hamilton was honored.
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“As the most successful driver in Formula 1 history, Sir Lewis Hamilton was an obvious choice for recognition at this year’s Autocar Awards – but we were just as impressed by his achievements outside of his Mercedes-AMG car,” said Tisshaw.
“Hamilton has used his high-profile to speak out on a number of important social issues, and hasn’t been afraid to stand up for what he believes in.
“Even if that might attract criticism from some.”