Hamilton, 36, is the fourth Formulation 1 driver to earn the accolade following Sir Jack Brabham in 1978, Sir Stirling Moss in 2000 and Sir Jackie Stewart in 2001.
Hamilton was beforehand awarded an MBE in 2008 after successful his first world title. The Mercedes-AMG driver obtained his newest honour from Prince Charles at Windsor Fortress, having narrowly missed out on a document eighth world title final weekend.
It was a record-smashing 12 months for Hamilton, as he topped Michael Schumacher’s variety of grand prix wins and matched the previous Ferrari man’s seven world titles.
As of the tip of the 2021 F1 season, Hamilton at present stands at 103 wins to Schumacher’s 91, with a 35.76% win-rate.
Hamilton was denied an eighth world title after he was overtaken by Max Verstappen on the ultimate lap in a controversial end to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes have been nevertheless awarded a document eighth consecutive constructors championship title in a row.
Hamilton began his F1 profession in 2007, signing for McLaren. He achieved a podium end in his first race and narrowly missed out on the driving force’s championship title to Kimi Räikkönen by a single level.
He gained his first title a 12 months later in Brazil, having damaged data for probably the most consecutive podium finishes from his debut (9), the joint-most wins in his debut season (4) and probably the most factors in his debut season (109).
Hamilton signed for Mercedes in 2013 and has since picked up six world titles.