Hamilton set for "happiest day ever" in collecting knighthood
Lewis Hamilton believes it will be his "happiest day ever" if he is to receive a knighthood in recognition of his ongoing achievements.
In the wake of collecting his record-equalling seventh Formula 1 world title, and in a year when Hamilton has used his status to bring to the fore racial inequality and injustice, calls have followed for the 35-year-old to be knighted in the Queen's new year's honours list.
It is now understood Hamilton will be recognised, notably following an investigation behind the scenes of his tax status. It has been acknowledged Hamilton pays his taxes in the United Kingdom despite his Monaco residency.
It means the Mercedes driver is set to follow the likes of Andy Murray, Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Alastair Cook, Mo Farah and Tony McCoy, who are all high-profile sporting figures to have been knighted in recent years.
Hamilton will also become only the eighth motorsports figure to be awarded the honour alongside Henry Segrave, Malcolm Campbell, Jack Brabham, Frank Williams, Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Patrick Head.
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