Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart backs Mercedes driver for chivalry

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Three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart says Lewis Hamilton deserves a knight’s title after winning a record-breaking seventh world title

Three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart says Lewis Hamilton deserves a knight’s title after winning a record-breaking seventh world title

Sir Jackie Stewart says Lewis Hamilton deserves to receive a knight’s title for his achievements in Formula 1.

Hamilton tied Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven world titles on Sunday after claiming victory in the Turkish Grand Prix.

He is now statistically the most successful driver in F1 history – having previously held records for most race wins, pole positions and podiums.

Three-time world champion Stewart, who was knighted himself in 2001, believes Hamilton should be honored for his accomplishments in the sport.

“I had the privilege of securing a knight title myself and it took me a little while apparently to get a knight title in comparison because I was retired from motor racing at the time. where my chivalry came in, ”said Stewart Sky Sports News.

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Silverstone chief executive Stuart Pringle says Hamilton is ‘one of the biggest’ stars in sports Britain has produced

Silverstone chief executive Stuart Pringle says Hamilton is ‘one of the biggest’ stars in sport Britain has produced

“But certainly Lewis deserves it. He’s a top athlete in the world now and that’s a wonderful thing to have, and the fact that he’s British is the most important thing of all, when it comes to chivalry. think he certainly deserves it. ”

Silverstone general manager Stuart Pringle has also backed Hamilton for a knight title and insists the former McLaren driver is one of the nation’s greatest sportsmen.

“Lewis appeals to a lot of people. He’s the only real world motor racing star and has his head and shoulders above everyone else, ”said Pringle Sky Sports News.

“He’s one of the greatest sportsmen this country has ever produced and we have to start recognizing him as a country. He is notably one of the peers who have all been knighted and he was not and I question that.

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Damon Hill says it’s remarkable how Hamilton has been able to produce such high standards season after season

Damon Hill says it’s remarkable how Hamilton has been able to produce such high standards season after season

“Seven world championships, more races than anyone – this guy is better than anyone in the world. He truly is a fantastic ambassador for Great Britain. ”

Hamilton sent a disturbing message to his rivals after his victory in Istanbul – insisting he is “just getting started” in Formula 1.

Damon Hill, who also won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1996, says Hamilton has been “extraordinary” since winning his first world title in 2008.

“I think he appreciates the opportunity to show how much better he is than everyone else and he definitely did it yesterday,” Hill said. Sky Sports News.

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Former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg says ex-Mercedes Hamilton teammate is now an all-time greats

Former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg says ex-Mercedes Hamilton teammate is now an all-time greats

“I think it’s very hard to appreciate how exhausting it is to pull yourself together every year, year after year, to fight for a world championship because it’s one thing to be a racing driver. and to compete in Formula 1, but that’s another have the expectation that Lewis has created for himself every year.

“It means answering questions from us guys, the press, and also sponsorship, travel and life planning requirements, because you can’t just show up at a hotel and walk through the door. entry – it will never get anywhere!

“It’s exhausting to do, which he’s been doing for 13 seasons in Formula 1, and it’s hard work in and of itself, but to keep going and staying fresh like he’s been doing is amazing.

“He says there, basically, he feels like a daisy fresh, so that’s kind of a warning to everyone. “

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