#Lewis Hamilton

.Brackley, UK
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds up the trophy on the podium after his record breaking win during the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Lewis Hamilton is the reigning F1 world champion
  • The Mercedes F1 team said that Hamilton will continue with them in 2021
  • The Brit is also the reigning F1 world drivers' champion

.Britain, VA, USA
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain rides an electric scooter during a track inspection. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Lewis Hamilton has been recognised following a record-breaking year
  • Hamilton eclipsed Michael Schumacher's all-time victory tally
  • Mercedes hailed the 35-year-old  for his sporting success and his efforts to battle discrimination

.London, UK
1,239 people were awarded for their extraordinary contributions in the UK’s annual New Year’s Honours List. (Photo Credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • 14.2 per cent of awardees are from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background
  • British Indian actor Nina Wadia is conferred an OBE for services to entertainment and charity
  • Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has also been knighted the year's highest honours

.London, UK
Lewis Hamiton was chosen after he won seven Formula 1 titles, equalling Michael Schumacher's record. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • A group of British lawmakers had called on PM Boris Johnson to recommend Hamilton for a knighthood
  • He has become an outspoken supporter of equality, diversity and environment
  •  Also included in the list are former footballers Jimmy Greaves and Ron Flowers

.Hertfordshire, UK
Both Hamilton and Mercedes have long flirted with the imminent contract extension. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Mercedes posted a quote from Hamilton expressing his desire to stay 
  • They captioned the picture with hashtag 'announce' and 'coming soon', 'pen' emojis
  • The 35-year-old won a record-equalling seventh Formula One title last month

.Paris, France
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, drinks champagne at the podium after winning the Eifel Formula One Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring racetrack in Nuerburg, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Formula One managed to deliver a competitive and dramatic season - 17 races packed into 23 weeks
  • The original season was mostly cancelled and races were re-arranged

.Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The boy has claimed that he hopes Hamilton delivers his message so that his father “comes back home”. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@lewishamilton)

  • 11-year-old Ahmed Ramadhan drew a picture of Hamilton’s car, pleading for help
  • The child's father Mohamed Ramadhan was accused of a bomb attack on a police officer
  • Hamilton said he wished to take up the matter with Bahrain's Crown Prince 

.Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton holds up the trophy on the podium after winning the Italian Grand Prix, November 1. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • Lewis Hamilton finished third in the Abu Dhabi GP at the Yas Marina Circuit
  • Red Bull's Max Verstappen bagged his second race win of the season
  • 'Physically? Massively,' Hamilton said when asked how COVID-19 had affected him

.Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
It was the first time Max Verstappen claimed a lights-to-flag victory in Formula One. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Max33Verstappen)

  • 23-year-old, Max Verstappen, dominated from start to finish
  • Verstappen eased home 15.976 seconds clear of Valtteri Bottas
  • I really enjoyed that and it is a great win, said Verstappen

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A look at the top newsmakers who overtopped the pangs of the virus. (Photo credit: Instagram/Twitter)

  • BTS became the first all-South Korean act to reach number one on the Billboard Global 200
  • With an estimated net worth of $ 144.1 billion, Elon Musk became the second-richest person in the world
  • Anthony Fauci has supervising America's fight against the coronavirus