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Author Topic: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement  (Read 2576 times)

Offline Jericoke

Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2020, 09:57:38 PM »
I don't agree with any sportsman being knighted, they're doing something they love.

You can only be knighted for doing something you hate? 

I'd like to think that knighthood for elite athletes isn't simply for their on field/track achievements, but also how they've comported themselves away from competition.  Being strong role models, powerful philanthropic or political engagement etc.   I think Lewis hasn't necessarily built up that resume yet, in which case, I'd agree he's not 'ready' for knighthood yet.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2020, 09:16:02 PM »
I think there's a feeling that knighthoods should be for things that feel like work. A lot of people think sport is rewarding enough (beside the inherent fun of it, getting to a position to get a royal honour generally comes with a big salary) that a royal honour is superfluous. (I do not share this view).
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2020, 09:30:04 PM »
Baseball player Barry Bonds once scandalized fans by saying he did not play ball because he loved the game. He played because it paid well and he was good at it. Of course he also used steroids to bulk up and increase his home run production, so...
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Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2020, 11:39:08 PM »
I think there's a feeling that knighthoods should be for things that feel like work. A lot of people think sport is rewarding enough (beside the inherent fun of it, getting to a position to get a royal honour generally comes with a big salary) that a royal honour is superfluous. (I do not share this view).

I think most honours still go to civil servants or politicians for servivce to the state, hardly the most highly paid work now is it.
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2020, 03:15:06 PM »
Baseball player Barry Bonds once scandalized fans by saying he did not play ball because he loved the game. He played because it paid well and he was good at it. Of course he also used steroids to bulk up and increase his home run production, so...

I recall Niki Lauda saying very similar things about himself and racing.
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Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2020, 09:26:14 PM »
Well it's official it's now Sir Lewis, wonder how the commentators and pundits on TV are going to manage the title issue.

Guess they can always call him plain Hamilton as the epithet Sir is attached to the Christian name rather than the surname.  :D

https://f1i.com/news/395058-sir-lewis-hamilton-finally-knighthood.html
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Offline cosworth151

Re: Lewis to be Knighted for his Seven F1 WDCs achievement
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2021, 06:50:16 PM »
Congrats to Sir Lewis!
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