Hamilton, 36, was awarded a knighthood within the Queen’s New 12 months’s Honours on the finish of final yr, making him Sir Lewis Hamilton.
But it surely was not till this Wednesday that Hamilton was formally knighted by Prince Charles in a ceremony that happened at Windsor Fort.
Hamilton was first awarded an MBE by the Queen following his maiden world title win in 2008, and has since gained an extra six titles, placing him degree with Michael Schumacher’s document of seven championships.
The ceremony marked Hamilton’s first public look since his last-lap defeat to Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi on Sunday that value him a record-breaking eighth crown.
Hamilton congratulated Verstappen on his title win after the controversial finish to the race that determined the championship, however has not since made any appearances and spoken to the media.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 2nd place, congratulates Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull Racing, 1st place, in Parc Ferme
Picture by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images
Hamilton is because of seem on the FIA’s end-of-season prize giving gala in Paris on Thursday, the place he’ll obtain the trophy for ending as runner-up on this planet championship.
Mercedes is currently considering whether or not to go forward with an appeal towards the results of the race in Abu Dhabi, having initially seen two protests get thrown out by the FIA.
Hamilton was the third F1 world champion to obtain a knighthood after Sir Jack Brabham (1978) and Sir Jackie Stewart (2001), whereas Stirling Moss, Patrick Head and Frank Williams have additionally obtained knighthoods in recognition of their providers to motorsport.