Lewis Hamilton admits he would be ‘extremely honoured’ to be knighted – after his fourth world title makes him Britain’s most decorated F1 driver

LEWIS HAMILTON admits he would be “extremely honoured” to be knighted after turning into Britain’s most decorated F1 driver.

Hamilton is about to be rewarded for clinching his fourth world title with a brand new £120million Mercedes contract — the most important  within the historical past of British sport.

 Lewis Hamilton says it has been eight long years since he met Queen Elizabeth II

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Lewis Hamilton says it has been eight lengthy years since he met Queen Elizabeth II

He hopes his achievement will earn a return go to to Buckingham Palace.

Hamilton, awarded an MBE in  2009, declared: “I miss the Queen. Since I had lunch together with her that point when she invited me to the Palace, I’ve all the time needed to return.

“I’m making an attempt to symbolize the nation in the easiest way I can and if that’s recognised by the Queen then I’d be extremely honoured.”

When quizzed if he would be snug with the title, the Mercedes ace, who claimed the world crown in Mexico Metropolis on Sunday, joked:  “I would implement it to everybody. To pals, I’d be like, ‘Excuse me, it’s Sir Lewis’!

 Lewis Hamilton sealed his fourth world title in Mexico with three GPs to spare

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Lewis Hamilton sealed his fourth world title in Mexico with three GPs to spare
 British driver Lewis Hamilton picked up an MBE from the Queen in 2009

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British driver Lewis Hamilton picked up an MBE from the Queen in 2009

“No, no, solely joking. It’s such an honour. I’ve pals who’re Sirs and every time they textual content me, I reply, ‘Sure, Sir.’ It’s distinctive so why not let it reside in all its magnificence.”

After seeing Hamilton surpass three-occasions champion Sir Jackie Stewart, legendary Formula One commentator Murray Walker backed him to be knighted.

He stated: “The honours have been debased in recent times. All types of individuals get them however don’t deserve them. Nevertheless, that doesn’t apply to Lewis.

"He’s completely supreme in motorsport.”

Hamilton’s victory within the Drivers’ Championship will earn him a £2m bonus on prime of his  £30m  wage.

And he will now sit down with Merc boss Toto Wolff a few new £120m three-yr deal.

 Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the title in Mexico

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Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton celebrates profitable the title in Mexico
 Lewis Hamilton is now the most decorated British Formula One driver ever

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Lewis Hamilton is now the most decorated British Formula One driver ever

The 32-yr-previous confirmed: “We have already got one thing nice in place and it’s actually nearly extending it and enhancing it — engaged on what extra I can do for them and vice versa.

“The problem goes to be even greater subsequent yr.

“Formula One doesn’t sleep, it doesn’t stand nonetheless. Purple Bull have a possible world champion in Max Verstappen and he is just going to get stronger with age.”

 Lewis Hamilton can relax for the rest of the season after securing the world crown on Sunday - and is also thought to have a record new deal with Mercedes lined up

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Lewis Hamilton can chill out for the remainder of the season after securing the world crown on Sunday – and can also be thought to have a document new cope with Mercedes lined up

LEWIS HAMILTON admits he would be “extremely honoured” to be knighted after turning into Britain’s most decorated F1 driver.

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