Hamilton Sees Title As A Crowning Achievement
Lewis Hamilton celebrates his 2014 F1 World Championship with donuts.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
On the day he described as “the greatest in my life,” Lewis Hamilton surmised that Her Majesty’s still a pretty nice girl.
“I’m more hoping that I get to go and see the Queen again!” Hamilton said Sunday after his victory in the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix clinched the 2014 Formula One World Driving Championship. On-site praise from Prince Harry as a “legend,” mention in the same sentence with British F1 icons Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart, an audience with Queen Elizabeth II and possible knighthood – these are the spoils of victory awaiting Hamilton as a two-time World Champion during this offseason.
“I’m just going to take it one day at a time,” said Hamilton, whose 11th victory crowned him as the first Mercedes World Champion since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955. “This is the greatest day of my life. It’s really due to all the people around me. 2008 (his first F1 title with McLaren) was a special time in my life. The feeling I have now is way, way past that and above and beyond. It’s the greatest feeling ever. I’m grateful to God, I’m grateful for my car finishing and really, to everyone, thank you so much everyone. Thank you.”
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