Cape Town - Lewis Hamilton has said he would be "incredibly
honoured" to receive a knighthood from the Queen after winning a fourth world
Hamilton has now become the most successful British Formula
1 driver of all-time as he sealed the crown in Mexico City.
The Brit has already been awarded an MBE in 2009 and now the
bookies have slashed the odds on him being included in the New Year's Honours
“I would enforce it,” Hamilton mused.
“I would be like ‘Excuse me it’s ‘Sir’. “I’ve got friends
who are Sirs, and I call them Sir.
"When I get a text, I’m like, ‘Yes, Sir.’ It’s very
unique, so why not use it in all its beauty?
I’ve missed the Queen since I had lunch with her when
%u2028she invited me to Buckingham Palace and I’ve always wanted to go back.
“I’m trying to represent %u2028England in the best way I can
and if that at some stage is %u2028recognised by the Queen, %u2028then I would
be incredibly honoured.”
Another Formula 1 World Champion in Nigel Mansell also
believes that Hamilton is worthy of the honour.
"I think he deserves everything he gets," Mansell
“Lewis, for me, is a breath of fresh air. He crosses so many
boundaries, he’s a nice lad and he’s misunderstood at times.
“I think now he should be revered in every way he can be.
“Lewis is one of the greats. I forecasted it a few years
ago, that I think Lewis can beat all the records, he’s that good. He can be the
best of the best of the best.
“I think he can go on to win eight world titles.”