Hamilton has won six of his seven world championships with Mercedes and is favorite to land No.8 this season,

which will see him surpass Michael Schumacher with an unrivaled title haul.

As well as his historic title triumph, he also surpassed Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins with his triumph in

Portugal in October, while in December he landed the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a second time.

That SPOTY accolade was soon followed by a knighthood, with Hamilton confirmed as a Sir in the New Year

Honors list.