WATCH: Lewis Hamilton in Disbelief After Winning BBC Sportsperson of the Year Award

Published 12/21/2020, 2:47 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Third placed Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Lewis Hamilton had an incredible 2020 season. He equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of most world championships, broke the record of most Formula 1 wins, and also beat the Coronavirus towards the end of the season.

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After his championship win at Imola, it was announced that Hamilton could receive a ‘Knighthood’. Hamilton stated that it is an incredible honor, and is proud to be a Briton.

The moment Lewis was announced as 2020 BBC SPOTY from formula1

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Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton was recently awarded the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. This is the second time he won the trophy, as the first one came six years ago.

Hamilton had a message for his fellow nominees and everyone around the world in his acceptance speech.

He said, “I really want to say thank you to everyone who called in and voted for me. I really wasn’t expecting this knowing that there’s just so many great contenders.”

Lewis Hamilton also has a Christmas message for everyone

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – November 29, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Hamilton thanked everyone for the award and stated that it is a win for everyone. He also sent Christmas wishes to everyone.

Hamilton said, “I really want to send Merry Christmas to everyone. I know it’s been such an unusual year car but all the frontline workers, all the children around the world please try and stay positive through this difficult time.”

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Hamilton contracted the Coronavirus after the first leg of the Bahrain Grand Prix, thus missing the first race of his career. However, he came back for the last race of the season.

“I am sending everyone positivity and again thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Hamilton also added in his message.

Hamilton is widely expected to continue with Mercedes on the grid next year. However, we are waiting for final confirmation on the same.

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Hamilton will look to claim his eighth world championship and Mercedes aims to extend its record of Constructors’ Championship titles.

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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