Lewis Hamilton fans enraged at latest honours snub

Saturday, 29 december 2018, 05:06 , by Matthew Scott

Lewis Hamilton fans vented their frustrtation after the five-time Formula 1 world champion was not present in the New Year's honours list, despite another title-winning year in 2018. Hamilton was awarded an MBE in 2008 after winning his first world championship but further recognition has not followed.

Sporting stars among those honoured in the Queen's New Year list included former England cricket captain Alastair Cook, who was knighted, and Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane – both recognised for the England football team's run to the World Cup semi-finals.

Theories for a failure to upgrade Hamilton's honour further are wide-ranging. Some have pointed to his residency in Monaco, reports that linked him to the Panama Papers scandal and the simple fact that he remains in active competition.

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Comments (21)

  • Gordon Assur
    I’m a Lewis fan and I truly do believe he is one of the most complete drivers the sport has ever seen. By am I enraged that he’s not been knighted? No, why would he / should he be knighted, have we knighted every world champion? Maybe once his career is complete. The fact that he lives in Monaco is also an issue for me, if he wants the British connection and honour then he should pay tax in Britain.
  • Ben Gaines
    Ah some of you PEOPLE are so damn prejudice. If you're a Brit, you should be proud of What Hamilton has accomplished. And don't tell me if y'all made millions like Hamilton, you wouldn't live somewhere that you could beat paying taxes. It's what rich folks do. So quit being jealous and stupid. How much taxes do they pay at Buckingham Palace ???
  • Ben Gaines
    Ah some of you PEOPLE are so damn prejudice. If you're a Brit, you should be proud of What Hamilton has accomplished. And don't tell me if y'all made millions like Hamilton, you wouldn't live somewhere that you could beat paying taxes. It's what rich folks do. So quit being jealous and stupid. How much taxes do they pay at Buckingham Palace ???
  • Tony Ford
    A lot of people don't understand how the honours system works. It is not up to HM the Queen or even parliament to select those who they think may be deserving of an honour, rather that person has to be nominated independently. Surely the real question is why has nobody nominated Lewis for an honour?
  • Sam Akowe
    Whatever the reason, it does not change anything in the minds of the larger world. Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest F1 Drivers in the whole world and the greatest British Driver ever... OBE or not... He is the greatest. Period...!!!
  • Michael Swales
    The man wins for sure but best driver ever what a crock of of shit he points an electronically controlled car and is told what to do and when too, Really best driver ever no way can't compare today's drivers with those in the past.
  • John Mcintyre
    The honours system is another anachronism that should be abolished save for those who are prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country and that does not include Hamilton, who is paid millions to drive a car
  • John Mcintyre
    The honours system is another anachronism that should be abolished save for those who are prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country and thats does not include Hamilton, who gets paid millions to drive a car
  • Pedro Faberlle
    I think that Lewis is not annoy by the honour, he is more content with trophies won in the track and for the successful creations and world-wide acceptance of his clothing line. Other than that, he is happy with his BME.
  • Pedro Faberlle
    I think that Lewis is not annoy by the honour, he is more content with trophies won in the track and for the successful creations and world-wide acceptance of his clothing line. Other than that, he is happy with his BME.
  • Debby Ingoldsby-Baillargeon
    the other sports people who were honoured...do they live in Britain? sorry Lewis, I think if you supported your Britain (ie live there, pay taxes), she might support you.
  • Barbara Gouin
    What for? Driving the best car on the grid other drivers would be in the same position if driving the Mercedes and having your teammate moving out of the way to let you pass
  • Russ Burgess
    Complete joke. Most successful British driver ever. And 2nd most of all drivers.
  • Linton Hart
    Don't forget he is already an MBE. Maybe it's still too early to be a Sir ;-)
  • Jamie Paget
    He's too good for us, that's why. He wants a star on the walk of fame.
  • Rocky Angelo
    Geraint Thomas also lives in Monaco. He was on the list.
  • Mike Wolert
    Knighthood is as irrelevant as the royal family is...
  • Paul McGinnes
    Murray Walker deserves a knighthood before Lewis Hamilton...
  • Dexter Williams
    Hamilton fans are always enraged.
  • David Smith
    Maybe if he paid some tax in this country.....

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