Who Are the Other Knights From Formula 1 Other Than Sir Lewis Hamilton?

Published 12/15/2021, 10:23 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


If not for one lap, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was set to become the indisputable greatest in the history of Formula 1. But things didn’t go that way. That said, when you’re as successful and as big an icon as Hamilton, titles simply come in abundance, one after the other. And there is no greater title for a Briton than the title of ‘Sir,’ the honor that comes with being knighted.

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Yes, we better change the way we refer to Hamilton. Because Sir Lewis Hamilton has officially been knighted at Windsor Castle. He was announced to be knighted at the end of last year after a season in which he not only has the record for most titles in F1, but he also led the sport in terms of social matters.

But he’s not the only person from the world of F1 to receive the honor of being knighted.

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Speaking of Hamilton being knighted, Mercedes Team Principal, Toto Wolff called him the best British sportsperson of his time. “Lewis is one of the very greatest racing drivers of all time and the most successful British sportsperson of his era,” Wolff said.

“The news that he is to receive a knighthood shows that he is now receiving the recognition he has earned during a career of unparalleled success in motorsport. The UK can be very proud to have a champion and ambassador of the calibre of Sir Lewis Hamilton.”

Who are F1 drivers other than Lewis Hamilton to be knighted?

The 36-year-old became the fourth F1 driver to have been bestowed with this prestigious honor.

Before him, Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jackie Stewart were knighted. And while the two of them are from England, Australia’s Sir Jack Brabham was also knighted.

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But apart from drivers, two other personalities from F1 have received the knighthood. One of them is Sir Frank Williams and the other is Sir Patrick Head.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after finishing first in qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

However, Sir Lewis Hamilton is the youngest knight from Formula 1. And that’s only right, considering the mountain of achievements he’s had in his F1 career. And the thing is, he isn’t done yet.

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So, there is a big chance that in the near future we will see a knight winning a Formula 1 world championship, Sir Lewis Hamilton.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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