Well it is official, Lewis Hamilton has earned a place in history receiving the MBE.
Mar.10 (GMM) 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton on Tuesday will receive his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The 24-year-old McLaren driver was named a recipient in the New Year Honours late last year, having become the youngest ever drivers’ title winner.
“I am very fortunate to have been awarded for achieving my dream,” the Briton said.
“The Queen said she watched very closely the last few laps. She was asking about the car,” he said.
“The pressure’s on now. She’ll be watching as I go into the first race.”
Fortunate indeed. He and Zara Phillips have something in common.