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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton collects more awards ahead of the new F1 season

Lewis Hamilton has picked up a pair of awards from the British Racing Drivers' Club that recognise his achievements in 2021.

Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton has formally collected two awards from the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) for his efforts during the 2021 F1 season.

The BRDC, which own and operate the Silverstone Circuit, hand out annual awards across a wide range of categories – with the prizes often named after legends of motorsport.

Hamilton, who finished runner-up in the 2021 F1 standings, was awarded the BRDC Gold Medal and BRDC Gold Star.

How Hamilton earned his latest awards

The Gold Medal is the BRDC's highest recognition of achievement in, and contribution to, the club and motor racing. Hamilton won the award in 2021 for the "outstanding feat" of becoming the first-ever F1 driver to surpass 100 Grand Prix victories.

Meanwhile, the Gold Star recognises the strongest performance of the year by a club member in international championships (based on points accumulation).

Separately, Hamilton was awarded the Graham Hill Trophy - in honour of the two-time World Champion - for the "most meritorious performance" by a British driver in single-seater racing.

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