Lewis Hamilton Wins GQ International Man Of The Year

Lewis Hamilton Wins GQ International Man Of The Year: The F1 Star Wins One Of The Most Anticipated Event Before Season Finale, Abu Dhabi GP

What an incredible year this has been for 7 time formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton! The world champion is on a record breaking spree on F1 circuit. He the most number of wins against his name along with most number of pole positions. He just equaled the record set by great Michael Schumacher by winning his 7th world championship this year. A rare feat which he achieved on Istanbul Park this year. Lewis is the premier voice behind diversity inclusion in formula 1. Now Lewis Hamilton Wins GQ Man of The Year right before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton Man of Style

Be it voicing his opinion for diversity inclusion, social justice & promoting plant based diet Lewis Hamilton has been a hero on and off the track. He carries an exemplary personality, he got the personality and style to envy for. Racing is not the only thing he does, earlier this year Lewis revealed that he is a rapper. He revealed his identity as a rapper when he disclosed his alter ego XANDA. He worked with Grammy Award winning singer pop star Christina Aguilera. In her album “Liberation” the song “Pipe” featured a Lewis Hamilton under the name XNDA.

But everything did not go down well, Hamilton contracted Coronavirus after right before the Sakhir GP and missed the race. Hamilton just able to make it to the circuit right before the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

GQ India has termed Lewis Hamilton as A rare combination of skill, advocacy, style and global influence. During his interview with GQ he opened about the challenges he faced, how racism is affecting the society. How his father sacrificed all his dream to make Lewis Hamilton a champion he currently is. He talked about the feeling surpassing and equaling the great Michael Schumacher. He discussed how he felt during the lockdown period, his views on racism and how he felt about the movement Black Lives Matter. And what he expect from the upcoming year 2021.

Lewis Hamilton on Racism And Black Live Matter Movement

It is no secret that Lewis feels strongly for the Black Live Matter movement. He was deeply moved by the incident of George Flyod that took place in America which made him speak about it. He was quoted saying, “Too many people today face racism. So I decided to speak up. I did it to represent those who don’t have a voice. To encourage them to come out and break their silence.”

Lewis has already been awarded with the Game Changer award by British GQ magazine back in December at 23rd annual GQ Award.

 

On the sporting front Lewis has rejoined the racing circuit after fighting corona. He returned  completed his 10 days quarantine in Bahrain and joined his team in Abu Dhabi for the season finale. In the qualifying race he finished 3rd behind Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. He said that it would going to be a challenging race as he his not feeling 100% but it is always good to be back in car, and he is ready to fight for it.

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