London - Lewis Hamilton took pole position on Wednesday at Madame Tussauds, as the London waxworks museum unveiled a model of the Formula One world champion.
"He has undoubtedly won a place in the nation's hearts for his determination and single mindedness and a place at Madame Tussauds for an amazing track record," said a spokesperson for the London attraction.
Hamilton, the first black Formula 1 driver, became the youngest ever world champion last year in only his second season, beating Felipe Massa to the crown on the last corner of the last race.
His waxwork has him in full racing kit and holding a replica of his race helmet. It took around six months to create, costing 150 000-pounds.
Hamilton, who has faced criticism for his decision to move to Switzerland in 2007, was awarded an MBE earlier this month.