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Hamilton adds another prestigious honour to his collection

Lewis Hamilton has won yet another award for his achievements in 2020, with the Mercedes F1 driver taking home a seventh Autosprint Caschi d'Oro.

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton has won the Caschi d'Oro for a seventh time, mirroring the number of championships that the Englishman has achieved in Formula 1. The award is handed out by Autosprint, an Italian motorsport publication that was founded in 1961. The Italian media house founded the Caschi d'Oro award, a trophy that is reminiscent of the Oscars and given to the best driver of each racing season, in 1966. Hamilton thanked the readers for once again honouring him with the award. "I'd like to say a huge thank you to all Autosprint readers for voting for me for this incredible award," Hamilton said in his acceptance speech on the Autosprint website. "2020 was a challenging year but one of so much growth around the world and so I want to say a big thank you for thinking me and supporting me through all these years and I hope you're staying positive and keep your fingers crossed for this year." Hamilton will be looking to get back to winning ways when the season starts in just under two weeks' time. The British driver endured one of his worst pre-season tests in years at Bahrain and he will be hoping the struggles of the Mercedes team were merely a blip.

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