Sir Lewis Hamilton has been awarded a Knighthood in recognition of a glittering career in Formula One, just days after he controversially lost out on a record eighth title.
The motoring superstar was dubbed a Knight by the Prince of Wales during a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony on Wednesday.
He was joined by his mother Carmen Lockhart and was all smiles as they posed for pictures in the castle’s quadrangle.
When congratulated on his award, the seven-time Formula 1 champion said: “Thank you.”
It comes days after Hamilton, 36, narrowly missed out on a record eighth Formula One world title to his rival, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
The nail-biting championship was clinched during the controversial final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.