Lewis Hamilton: Briton receives Brazil’s honorary citizenship
Briton receives Brazil’s honorary citizenship
Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been made an honorary citizen of Brazil at a ceremony.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (37) is now an honorary citizen of Brazil. “It’s a great honor to receive this title today. Now I can finally say that I’m one of you. I love Brazil, I’ve always loved Brazil,” said the racer the Brazilian news agency G1 quoted. “I would like to dedicate this honor to my hero Ayrton Senna.”
In addition to his general attachment to the country Brazil his honor was also justified by the congress there with a gesture by the 37-year-old at the Grand Prix 2021 in Sao Paulo: At that time he had paid tribute to his great idol Ayrton Senna (1960-1994), whom he still regards as his great role model. Brazilian Senna won three world titles in his career. He died in an accident in Imola in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix.
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