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Sport 'I don't think it is going to happen but that doesn't bother me': Lewis Hamilton not expecting knighthood despite landing sixth F1 championship

03:50  17 november  2019
03:50  17 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' I don ' t think it is going to happen but that doesn ' t bother me ': Lewis Hamilton not expecting knighthood despite landing sixth F 1 championship . Lewis Hamilton is now the outright second most successful Formula One driver. Only Michael Schumacher with seven title has won more than

Again, I don ’ t think it ’s going to happen , and again, it doesn ’ t bother me if it doesn ’ t . “ It doesn ’ t mean I ’m not British. Hamilton has won 10 races a year on average for the last six seasons, a success rate that would leave him on course to overhaul Schumacher’s record of 91 victories some

Lewis Hamilton © Getty Images Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton does not expect his sixth Formula One world championship to be acknowledged with a knighthood.

Hamilton will start his title parade from third on the grid in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen lines up on pole position after edging out Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 0.123 seconds in Interlagos.

Hamilton wrapped up his fifth championship in six remarkable seasons at the US Grand Prix a fortnight ago, moving to within just one triumph of Michael Schumacher's record tally of seven.

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Lewis Hamilton does not expect his sixth Formula One world championship to be acknowledged with a knighthood . Hamilton will start his title parade But speaking ahead of the penultimate round of the campaign, Hamilton , 34, said: “ I don ’ t think it is going to happen . But that doesn ’ t bother me .

Lewis Hamilton can' t expect a knighthood for winning a few races, says Sir Jackie Stewart Lewis Hamilton beat Sir Jackie Stewart's three F 1 championships record Hamilton sealed his triumph despite a collision with Sebastian Vettel on lap one 'So I don ' t think anyone should expect it just because he is a good sportsman and has won a

Former Labour cabinet minister Lord Hain has written to Downing Street calling for Hamilton to be rewarded with an upgrade on the MBE he received after he won his maiden championship in 2008.

Hamilton's British sporting contemporaries Andy Murray, the three-time Grand Slam champion, and Mo Farah, who won double Olympic gold at the 2012 and 2016 Games, have both been knighted in recent times.

But speaking ahead of the penultimate round of the campaign, Hamilton, 34, said: 'I don't think it is going to happen.

a man looking at the camera: Lewis Hamilton is not expecting a knighthood despite calls from Lord Hain to Downing Street © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lewis Hamilton is not expecting a knighthood despite calls from Lord Hain to Downing Street

'But that doesn't bother me. It doesn't mean I am not British and I will continue to try and raise the flag as well as I can.

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Lewis Hamilton doesn ’ t want to rush into signing a new contract with Mercedes (Image: GETTY). But while Hamilton , who secured his sixth F 1 world title this season, would prefer to get his contract I don ’ t like rushing things.” Mercedes have had another fantastic season after they claimed another

I think throughout qualifying the track temperature was changing a bit so we had to adjust for that, but yeah, straight away from Q1 the car was We saw you make a small mistake in the middle sector on your first run. It still put you quickest but you had to put the final touches on that to try to improve.

'Just the fact that people have mentioned it, is an honour, but I have not spent my life chasing it. It is just not something you grow up thinking of.

'But if it did happen I don't know how I would handle it. I have stood in front of Her Majesty the Queen before and it was incredible. She really is awesome.'

Hamilton will be in contention to win his 11th race of the season at a venue where he dramatically claimed his first title 11 years' ago.

Lewis Hamilton standing in front of a crowd: Hamilton is now outright the second most successful driver in F1 history with six world titles © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hamilton is now outright the second most successful driver in F1 history with six world titles

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING

1 Verstappen (Hol) Red Bull 1:07.508

2 Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:07.631

3 Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes 1:07.699

But he will start this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos from third place behind Sebastian Vettel (left) and pole position man Max Verstappen © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited But he will start this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos from third place behind Sebastian Vettel (left) and pole position man Max Verstappen

4 Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1:07.728*

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LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed he received an emotional message from his mentor Ron Dennis " It is a lot to reply too, there are like 400 messages. But seeing Ron's text really touched me inside. Despite wrapping up the championship , Hamilton will compete in this weekend's Brazilian GP

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5 Bottas (Fin) Mercedes 1:07.874

6 Albon (Tha) Red Bull 1:07.935

7 Gasly (Fra) Toro Rosso 1:08.837

a person driving a race car on a road: The Red Bull driver dominated qualifying having topped all three sessions on Saturday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Red Bull driver dominated qualifying having topped all three sessions on Saturday

8 Grosjean (Fra) Haas 1:08.854

9 Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo 1:08.984

10 Magnussen (Den) Haas 1:09.037

*Leclerc 10-place grid penalty 

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The British driver, however, will have to find a way past both Verstappen and Vettel following a tense qualifying session.

Verstappen has performed well at Interlagos, delivering a wet-weather masterclass in 2016 to come from the back to finish third.

He was on course to win here last year only to be taken out of the lead by backmarker Esteban Ocon.

Verstappen infamously confronted Ocon immediately after the race, shoving the Frenchman in the chest three times.

On Sunday, he will be in prime position to avenge last year's failure - after claiming just the second pole of his career - and the chance to usurp Ferrari's Charles Leclerc for third place in the standings. 

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