Lewis Hamilton ‘will have his tax status vetted before a decision on whether to award him a knighthood is made’ amid concerns over his residence in tax haven Monaco… despite calls for the F1 superstar to be recognised after he won a seventh world title

Lewis Hamilton’s tax status will reportedly be vetted before a decision is made on whether the seven-time Formula One world champion will receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours list. The 35-year-old made history last weekend, with his win at the Turkish Grand Prix sealing yet another title triumph, moving the Briton level with Michael Schumacher’s record of seven wins. Fans have been campaigning for Hamilton’s remarkable achievement to be recognised with a knighthood. Lewis Hamilton’s tax status will be vetted before a decision on a knighthood is made. Speaking about a potential knighthood, Hamilton said: ‘When I think about that honour of being knighted, I think about people like my grandad who served in the war. Lord Hain, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for F1 has been championing Hamilton’s claim for an honour. The 35-year-old described the knighthood as an ‘incredible honour’ but spoke of ‘unsung heroes’ like Captain Tom Moore and the doctors and nurses fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Hamilton will now look to go one further than Schumacher and clinch an eighth world championship. The 35-year-old feels he is in great shape to push for an unprecedented eighth. The 35-year-old was honoured with an MBE in 2008 following his first world championship.

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