Lewis Hamilton is now and officially the Formula 1 driver with most trophies. He continues to write the history, not only on the track, but also off of it. When he equaled the standing record for number of world titles, which many thought would never be touched, Lewis showed that nothing it truly impossible in this world. It was a dark year for everyone, but especially for people like him who take up social justice causes and fight for them persistently. Because of that, this title may just be more special than any other.
- Last month, the British-born driver claimed his seventh championship title at the Turkish Grand Prix. In doing so, he equaled the record set by Michael Schumacher 16 years ago.
- Hamilton has become a figurehead in the campaign by encouraging his fellow F1 drivers to “take the knee” before each grand prix.
- Hamilton, who reportedly earned £40 million (approximately $53.5 million) in 2019, is believed to be negotiating a new, three-year contract with Mercedes F1 worth £120 million.
“The scene was a moment to savor in a dark year. Now with plaudits from all quarters of society and a New Year knighthood in the cards, how does Hamilton feel about his achievements in 2020?”