Lewis Hamilton: David Coulthard ‘does not perceive’ why F1 star hasn’t been given a knighthood
‘Has he accomplished one thing that makes it not acceptable to knight him?’: David Coulthard says he ‘does not perceive’ why Lewis Hamilton hasn’t been given a knighthood like Sir Andy Murray after breaking F1’s Grand Prix document
David Coulthard has questioned why ‘true champion’ Lewis Hamilton hasn’t been given a knighthood like different sporting stars after his record-breaking win in Portugal on Sunday.
Hamilton claimed his 92nd victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix in fashion with a 25-second margin to surpass Michael Schumacher’s document for many race wins in System One.
However regardless of all his success over time, he’s but to obtain a knighthood like different British stars together with Andy Murray, who turned a sir for his companies to tennis and charity in 2016.
Lewis Hamilton deserves to be knighted like different sporting stars, David Coulthard has stated
Coulthard questioned why the record-breaking driver had not but obtained a knighthood
When requested by BBC Radio 5 Live whether or not Hamilton deserves the identical recognition, Coulthard stated: ‘100 per cent. I do not perceive why so many world championships into his profession (he hasn’t been awarded knighthood).
‘He’s a worldwide ambassador for Britain.
‘We have a real world championship in System 1. We have Lewis there, proudly holding the Union Jack above his head. All over the place and each time he has the chance to take action.
Hamilton received his 92nd race on the Portuguese Grand Prix to surpass Michael Schumacher
‘So, does anybody know a motive why – has he accomplished one thing that may make him not acceptable beneath the present rules to knight him?
‘As a result of I believe he deserves it greater than some others.’
For all his triumphs, Hamilton has typically break up opinion and has not been universally beloved in the identical method as tennis hero Murray with critics accusing him of taking his eye off the race monitor after delving into the world of superstar.
However the driver has been utilizing his social media platforms to boost consciousness of essential causes and has been outspoken on a number of topics together with Black Lives Matter and the atmosphere.
He known as for fellow drivers to hitch him in ‘taking a knee’ earlier than every race this season. A few of his friends had been lower than eager to kneel for the trigger.
Hamilton has been outspoken on various social points together with Black Lives Matter
Hamilton then accused the reluctant handful of being complicit in racism until they spoke out and proved in any other case.
He additionally paid tribute to Breonna Taylor on the Tuscan Grand Prix by carrying a t-shirt calling for the arrest of the officers who killed her.
The 35-year-old was going through an investigation for the ‘political’ t-shirt however the FIA later confirmed that no motion can be taken.