By Ben Morse, CNN
Updated 1039 GMT (1839 HKT) December 31, 2020
(CNN)Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton capped a remarkable year on and off the track after he was awarded a knighthood in the UK's New Year's Honours List which was announced on Wednesday.
This year, Hamilton won his seventh F1 driver's championship title, equaling the great Michael Schumacher's record.
Off the track, the 35-year-old became a powerful voice on the issue of racism and was one of British sport's leading voices supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Briton is the fourth F1 driver to receive a knighthood after the late Australian Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and triple champion Jackie Stewart.
Equaling a legend
Having won his first world title in 2008, Hamilton ...