Arise, Sir Lewis: Hamilton knighted three days after F1 title heartbreak

Britain’s former world champion was honoured by the Prince of Wales during a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony on Wednesday. But on Sunday, the Mercedes driver’s Red Bull rival Max Verstappen claimed his first Formula One world title after his season-long battle with Hamilton came down to a highly controversial one-lap shootout in Abu Dhabi. After the Red Bull driver stormed past Sir Lewis – who missed out on a fifth title in succession – the British driver said on the car radio: “This has been manipulated, man,” but he was later magnanimous in post-race interviews.

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