Lewis Hamilton is now the most successful driver in the history of motor racing with his seven World Championship titles an all-time record (tied with Michael Schumacher). Questions are being asked about why he hasn’t been given a knighthood like other leading sportsmen.
Motorsport UK chairman David Richards has written to Downing Street saying he deserves it: ‘Throughout Lewis’s journey to the top he has walked a lonely path as the only black driver in F1 and the Black Lives Matter movement has allowed him to speak candidly about his experience. His story is a remarkable one of sheer application, dedication, sacrifice, supreme skill and determination to enter a sport where the odds were stacked immeasurably against him.”
He does charitable work for the Make A Wish foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF.
Born 7 January 1985 in Hertford, England, with no verified birth time, he’s an ambitious and successful Sun Jupiter in Capricorn. He was born at the time of the Full Moon in Cancer (split parents) and the opposition is sextile/trine an obsessively conscientious Saturn in Scorpio. He’s also got Pluto in an ultra-determined and courageous trine to a passionately enthusiastic Mars Venus in Pisces; with Mars in a high-octane square to Uranus. He started go-karting when young and progressed on from there.
This year (and last) are his peak with tr Pluto conjunct his Jupiter with Solar Arc Uranus also conjunct his Jupiter. 2021 won’t be as successful with tr Neptune square his Sun/Saturn midpoint at points; but he will bounce back in 2022 with tr Uranus square his Mars/Jupiter.
Looking at the quandary of why no honour after his 2008 MBE, his relationship chart with the UK has a fraught and hostile composite Mars opposition Saturn square Pluto Sun, so not an entirely amiable chemistry. He is tax resident in Monaco but so are other sportsman and it hasn’t stopped honours for them.