Lewis Hamilton has said he would be “incredibly honoured” to receive a knighthood from the Queen after winning a fourth World Championship title.
Hamilton has now become the most successful British Formula 1 driver of all-time as he sealed the crown in Mexico City.
The Brit has already been awarded an MBE in 2009 and now the bookies have slashed the odds on him being included in the New Year’s Honours List.
“I would enforce it,” Hamilton mused.
“I would be like ‘Excuse me it’s ‘Sir’. “I’ve got friends who are Sirs, and I call them Sir.
“When I get a text, I’m like, ‘Yes, Sir.’ It’s very unique, so why not use it in all its beauty?
I’ve missed the Queen since I had lunch with her when she invited me to Buckingham Palace and I’ve always wanted to go back.
“I’m trying to represent England in the best way I can and if that at some stage is recognised by the Queen, then I would be incredibly honoured.”
Another Formula 1 World Champion in Nigel Mansell also believes that Hamilton is worthy of the honour.
“I think he deserves everything he gets,” Mansell told talkSPORT.
“Lewis, for me, is a breath of fresh air. He crosses so many boundaries, he’s a nice lad and he’s misunderstood at times.
“I think now he should be revered in every way he can be.
“Lewis is one of the greats. I forecasted it a few years ago, that I think Lewis can beat all the records, he’s that good. He can be the best of the best of the best.
“I think he can go on to win eight world titles.”